Computer Network Support Specialists :

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $60,970.00
Average Time to Fill 31 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,601
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.66 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Technology and Tool Usage
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Interacting With Computers

Maintain network systems
Solve software problems
Solve computer hardware problems
Maintain complex computer databases
Maintain computer software or code
Debug computer programs, software, or systems
Troubleshoot computer network problems
Assist users with software or hardware problems
Configure computer networks
Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
Install software applications
Integrate software into different types of pre-existing environments, architectures, or systems
Implement security measures for computer or information systems
Plan computer security measures
Communicate with others using social media
Upload data to website or online server for information sharing
Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Modify computer network systems
Code data or other information

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
System/Network Configuration
Customer Contact
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Project Management
Fiber Optics

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