Network Engineers are responsible for designing and managing the day-to-day operation of computer networks on which businesses and organisations depend. These networks typically include an intranet, an extranet, a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN).
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Career prospects & criteria
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Bachelors degree in computer science/ computer software/computer systems engineering/ electrical/electronic engineering
What you need to get started
Experience in related areas such as IT supports, service and repair can help move into network engineering.
Excellent communication skills
Skill to take on a variety of tasks and pay attention to detail
Analytical and Problem-solving ability
Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload.
Firewalls and security
Hardware and infrastructure
Virtualization and automation