Computer Network Support Specialists:

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

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Indiana Average Salary $61,640.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,894
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.62 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Computer Fundamentals
Information Gathering
Decision-making
Technology and Tool Usage
Creativity
Written Communication
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Integrity
Leadership
Organization
Professionalism

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Interacting With Computers

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

Thinking Creatively

Write computer programs or code
Optimize software performance
Design data security systems
Design data processing systems
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Design software or user interface
Design video game features or details
Develop applications to access data warehouses while maintaining information security and integrity
Develop software or computer applications
Develop basic data repositories or databases
Apply user experience to application design
Design software applications
Develop basic financial data repositories or databases
Develop records management systems
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Define website architectures
Develop web interfaces using established guidelines and verification techniques
Develop web services
Design computer hardware solutions
Define database parameters or specifications
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop testing routines or procedures
Create relational databases
Create databases including tables, relationships, and queries
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Design engineering related electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation


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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
Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP / IP)
Network Engineering
Linux
Hardware and Software Installation
Ethernet
Network Operations Center (NOC)
Fiber Optics
OSPF



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