What is the role of network administrator?

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  • Mar 27th, 2007

Here is a very short list of basic tasks for which a network administrator may be responsible:

  • Setting up and configuring network hardware and software
  • Installing and configuring network media and connections
  • Connecting user nodes and peripherals of all kinds to the network
  • Adding users to and removing users from the network
  • Managing user accounts, such as passwords, storage space, and file-access privileges
  • Creating and maintaining a system for backing up data and program files
  • Ensuring the security of the network
  • Managing the organization's e-mail system
  • Managing users' ability to access the Internet via the network
  • Training users to utilize the network's resources


  • Aug 24th, 2011

The role of a Network Engineer is as follow:

To manage tasks associated with the upgrade or enhancement to the local area network (LAN), wide area networks (WAN) and Internet links.
• To assist with strategies for improvement to the Internet/ Intranet structure (Internet and Intranet Servers, Proxy Servers and Firewalls.
• To assist with implementing a robust infrastructure for content delivery over the Internet
• To make improvements to the security policy to ensure that the company is secure.
• To ensure that a high level of customer service is delivered to all staff.
• To project manage any special projects allocated to you.
• Assist and drive investigation of new technology.

Ideal Competencies:

- Knowledge of Network Hardware and Operating systems
- Sound Network conceptual understanding (incl. Internet/Intranet/Extranet, TCP/IP)
- Proven Organizational and Time management skills
- Good customer service skills
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Multiple task management

Essential Technical Skills

Cisco Routing & Firewalls
Cisco switches
Microsoft 2000/2003/2008
General Desktop Software
Network Management Software
DNS/Domain Name Delegation

Desirable Skills

Microsoft SQL
Nortel Contivity
Content switching
Content blocking (Websense or Surf Control)
Security Techniques.
Microsoft Proxy Server/ISA

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  • Aug 27th, 2011

Network administrator's main role is to control and manage the network and troubleshoot all network problems.


  • Feb 19th, 2013

What are the four major roles of a network administrator?

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  • May 6th, 2013

The role of a network administrator is
1. Installation of a new network.
2. Configuring a new network.
3. Maintaining and troubleshooting an existing network.

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deepak bodh

  • Dec 6th, 2014

· Manage servers, including e-mail, print, internal services for source control, wiki and issue tracking as
well as
· Maintain and verify backup servers/systems.
· Manage security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems.
· Manage all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, and UPSs.
· Provide first hand support, IT training, and troubleshooting to all office staff for IT matters
· Knowledge of WPKG deployments.
· Ensure network connectivity of all workstations.
· Administer all equipment, hardware and software upgrades.
· Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related
documentation and technical specifications information.
· Administer and maintain end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
· Perform server and security audits.

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