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    Network Admin Resources Needed

    Hey guys,

    I have a 5-page, MLA style essay on a prospective job of mine: a Network Administrator. The rough draft is due tomorrow; any resources would we helpful, especially with several Network Admins already in our midst.

    Here are some basic pieces of information I need to provide:

    -Job Description (a given)
    -Education Level Required (e.g. a BA, BS, etc.)
    -Types of Courses recommended in college
    -Entry level position- salary and job description (e.g. Jr. Network Admin)
    -Top level position- salary and job description
    -Intristic values of the job (what joys do you get from being an Admin?)
    -Extristic values of the job (physical rewards, e.g. good pay, etc)
    -Would you call being a Network Administrator simply a job or a profession?

    Some of the questions might be ambiguous, and at this point anything will do. Thanks in advance for those who can help.

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    -Job Description (a given)
    A:
    Summary:
    Provide administrative support to the Windows systems and network infrastructure in {location} for {company}; contribute to network and systems projects; provide assistance and leadership in transition of services from network group to desktop group; provide technical assistance and leadership to desktop group; will work closely with the desktop support and helpdesk groups.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. *Administer Windows NT domains and server systems which includes (but not limited to):
    a) Troubleshooting and repairing both hardware and software issues
    b) Installing and upgrading hardware and software
    c) Regular maintenance
    d) Monitoring and reporting
    2. *Provide LAN network troubleshooting for Richfield facility which includes (but not limited to):
    a) Troubleshooting and repairing issues
    b) Installing and upgrading hardware and software
    c) Regular maintenance
    d) Monitoring and reporting
    e) Maintaining documentation
    3. *Provide research and implementation of new technologies/services in network systems group
    4. *Provide leadership in transition of technologies/services from network systems group to desktop group
    5. *Provide assistance with planning of web architectures and initiatives
    6. *Provide technical assistance to desktop group
    7. *Participate in, evaluate, and make LAN/network/PC tool recommendations
    8. *Administer Microsoft Exchange environment
    9. *Perform physical network debugging (i.e., cable breaks, cable anomalies) using network analysis tools.
    10. *Maintain activity logs.
    11. Assist manager to attain departmental and company goals.
    12. Other duties as assigned.

    Job Qualifications:
    1. Strong understanding of hardware and software issues on the PC and network.
    2. Minimum of 3 years experience in PC hardware and software which includes (but not limited to):
    a) troubleshooting/diagnosing
    b) installing and designing solutions.
    3. Knowledge in technologies:
    a) PC hardware and software
    b) Windows 95/98 NT Workstation
    c) Desktop/office-type software applications (i.e.; MS Office, Visio, etc)
    d) TCP/IP networking
    4. Ability to work with a variety of people and personalities
    5. Strong communication
    6. Need to be a self-starter
    7. Eagerness to learn new technologies
    8. Ability to lift 60 pounds


    -Education Level Required (e.g. a BA, BS, etc.)
    A: Bachelors degree or equivelent work experience

    -Types of Courses recommended in college
    A: Programming, electrical engineering, communication (people type), math, basic business

    -Entry level position- salary and job description (e.g. Jr. Network Admin)
    A: Couple options: LAN Administrator I, Network Administrator I

    -Top level position- salary and job description
    A: LAN Administrator III, Network Administrator III, Senior Network Administrator

    -Intristic values of the job (what joys do you get from being an Admin?)
    A: Problem solving; meeting customer needs; working with new technologies; building new systems (not servers necessarily but new systems); developing and implementing new standards

    -Would you call being a Network Administrator simply a job or a profession?
    A: Profession.


    Good luck with the paper/essay.

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