CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Network and Computer System Administrators

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Information Technology
Job Family: Computer Networks
Benchmark Title: Network and Computer System Administrators
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Install, configure, and support an organization local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures. Network and Computer Systems Administrators install, configure, and support an organization local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Information Technology
Job Family: Computer Networks
Benchmark Title: Network and Computer System Administrators
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Access management software Access software
 
Active directory software Internet directory services software
 
Adexa eGPS Suite Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Application management software Configuration management software
 
Automated installation software Configuration management software
 
Backup and archival software Backup or archival software
 
Berkeley Internet Domain Name BIND software Internet directory services software
 
C Development environment software
 
Cisco Systems CiscoWorks Administration software
 
Citrix XenApp Application server software
 
Command interpreters Compiler and decompiler software
 
Computer based training software Computer based training software
 
Computer system diagnostics software Program testing software
 
Configuration management software Configuration management software
 
Dartware InterMapper Network monitoring software
 
Diagramming software Pattern design software
 
Domain name system DNS software Internet directory services software
 
Element management software Administration software
 
Encryption software Transaction security and virus protection software
 
Enterprise application integration EAI software Enterprise application integration software
 
Ethereal Network monitoring software
 
Firewall software Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software
 
Help desk software Helpdesk or call center software
 
Hewlett-Packard HP Network Node Manager Administration software
 
Honeypot Transaction security and virus protection software
 
IBM Director Network monitoring software
 
IBM NetView Network monitoring software
 
Intrusion prevention system IPS software Network security or virtual private network VPN management software
 
Kornshell Operating system software
 
Lavalys Everest Network monitoring software
 
Mac HelpMate Access software
 
Management information base MIB software Network operating system enhancement software
 
Mercury Interactive LoadRunner Program testing software
 
Micromuse NetCool Network monitoring software
 
Microsoft Windows Sysprep Configuration management software
 
Microsoft Windows Terminal Services Access Manager Gateway software
 
Multi-router traffic grapher MRTG software Network monitoring software
 
Nagios software Network monitoring software
 
Network address management software Administration software
 
Network addressable storage NAS software Internet directory services software
 
Network and application load and performance testing software Network monitoring software
 
Network and component performance analysis software Network monitoring software
 
Network and system vulnerability assessment software Network security or virtual private network VPN management software
 
Network availability monitoring software Network monitoring software
 
Network documentation software Administration software
 
Network intrusion detection software Network security or virtual private network VPN management software
 
Network management software Administration software
 
Network modeling, mapping, and analysis software Network monitoring software
 
Network shutdown software Administration software
 
Network traffic flow monitoring and analysis software Network monitoring software
 
Network traffic probe software Network monitoring software
 
Network, server and operating system optimization software Network operating system enhancement software
 
Novell NetWare Management Station Network monitoring software
 
Online traffic calculator software Network monitoring software
 
OpenService Open NerveCenter Network security or virtual private network VPN management software
 
Operating system process control software Network operating system enhancement software
 
Optical network management software Optical network management software
 
Oracle software Data base management system software
 
Packet filter software Transaction security and virus protection software
 
Packet tracing software Network monitoring software
 
Password management software Authentication server software
 
Patch and update management software Configuration management software
 
Ping software Transaction security and virus protection software
 
Practical extraction and reporting language Perl Object or component oriented development software
 
Python Object or component oriented development software
 
Quest BigBrother Network monitoring software
 
Quest Foglight Network monitoring software
 
ReCrystallize Crystal Reports Data base reporting software
 
Remote desktop control software Access software
 
Remote monitoring software Network monitoring software
 
Requirements management software Requirements analysis and system architecture software
 
Root cause analysis software Analytical or scientific software
 
Root kit detection software Transaction security and virus protection software
 
Secure shell SSH software Desktop communications software
 
Security incident management software Network security or virtual private network VPN management software
 
Shell script Operating system software
 
Simple network management protocol SNMP software Administration software
 
SolarWinds software Administration software
 
Storage area network SAN software Storage networking software
 
Structured query language SQL Data base user interface and query software
 
Sun Microsystems NetManage Network monitoring software
 
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite Backup or archival software
 
System and data disaster recovery software Backup or archival software
 
Systems and applications migration software Development environment software
 
Systems integration software Enterprise application integration software
 
Tcpdump software Network monitoring software
 
Tk software Graphical user interface development software
 
VERITAS Backup Exec Backup or archival software
 
VERITAS NerveCenter Network monitoring software
 
Virtual local area network management software Network security or virtual private network VPN management software
 
Virtual network computing VNC software Platform interconnectivity software
 
ZABBIX software Network monitoring software
 
Asynchronous transfer mode ATM analyzers Network analyzers
 
Bit error rate testers BERT Network analyzers
 
Cable verifiers Cable accessories
 
Communications analyzers Network analyzers
 
Computer tool kits Computer tool kits
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Load balancers Server load balancer
 
Mainframe computers Mainframe computers
 
Network analyzers Network analyzers
 
Network switches Network switches
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Optical spectrum analyzers Interferometers
 
Optical time domain reflectometers OTDR Reflectometers
 
Power meters Power meters
 
Powerline monitors Power meters
 
Protocol analyzers Protocol analyzers
 
Punchdown tools Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Redundant array of independent disks RAID systems Hard disk arrays
 
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Synchronous optical network SONET analyzers Network analyzers
 
T-Birds Network analyzers
 
Tape libraries Tape arrays
 
Wire crimpers Wire lug crimping tool
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Information Technology
Job Family: Computer Networks
Benchmark Title: Network and Computer System Administrators
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Application Systems Administrator
Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Computer Network Technician
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Administrator
Database Administrator (DBA)
Desktop Support Technician
Director of Information Services
Director of Technology
Enterprise Systems Administrator
Hardware Installation Coordinator
Head of Computer Operations/Technical Services
Information Analyst
Information Systems Administrator
Information Systems Coordinator (IS Coordinator)
Information Systems Manager (IS Manager)
Information Systems Specialist
Information Technology Administrator (IT Administrator)
Information Technology Director (IT Director)
Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)
Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist)
Information Technology Support Specialist (IT Support Specialist)
Information Technology Systems Analyst (IT Systems Analyst)
Information Technology Technical Support Specialist (IT Technical Support Specialist)
Internet Systems Administrator
LAN Analyst (Local Area Network Analyst)
LAN Specialist (Local Area Network Specialist)
Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator)
MIS Manager (Management Information Systems Manager)
Mainframe Systems Administrator
Management Information Systems Administrator (MIS Administrator)
Network Administrator
Network Analyst
Network Coordinator
Network Engineer
Network Integration Specialist
Network Manager
Network Services Supervisor
Network Specialist
Network Support Administrator
Network Support Analyst
Network Support Coordinator
Network Support Manager
Network Support Specialist
Network Systems Analyst
Network Systems Coordinator
Network Technician
Networking Administrator
Programmer Analyst
Server Administrator
Software Engineer
Systems Administrator
Systems Analyst
Systems Engineer
Systems Integrator
Systems Network Analyst
Systems Operator
Technical Analyst
Technical Component Administrator
Technical Solutions Engineer
Technical Specialist
Technical Support Engineer
Technical Support Specialist
Technology Coordinator
Telecommunications Analyst
Telecommunications Manager
Unix Administrator
Unix Systems Administrator
Wide Area Network Administrator (WAN Administrator)
e-mail System Administrator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Information Technology
Job Family: Computer Networks
Benchmark Title: Network and Computer System Administrators
 
 
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