Profession

Computer Network Architect


Description

A computer network architect (according to careerexplorer.com) is someone who designs and builds data communication networks. These can include local area networks, wide area networks, and intranets, which can range from a small connection to a multinational series of globally distributed communications systems.Computer network architects need to have an excellent understanding of an organizations business plan so they can design an appropriate network. They typically work with the organizations CTO (chief technology officer) to predict where the organization will most need new networks. Demand for computer network architects will increase as firms continue to expand their use of wireless and mobile networks. A combination of technical skills, professional experience, IT certifications and a Degree from a Tertiary Institution (Polytechnic or University) are the gateway to becoming a Computer network architect

Job Prospect

High

Work Environment

Computer network architects typically work full time, and spend most of their time in offices. They occasionally work in server rooms where they have access to the hardware that make up an organization's computer and information network.

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Secondary School

Professional Skills / Tools Required

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