Computer Network Support Specialists

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Computer Network Support Specialists

Computer Network Support Specialists - Overview

Computer network support specialists manage computer networks, secure network data, and assist others with network issues.

Computer network support specialists manage computer networks and make sure they are operating correctly. They are responsible for the security of computer networks and making sure firewall software is installed. They work on smaller networks and larger networks and help troubleshoot connection problems.

Computer network support specialists look out for security breaches and keep records of any problems. They are responsible for setting up network routers and making sure users know how to connect to the network. They run tests to see how well the network is working and how much storage space is available. They also back up network data.

They sometimes are responsible for:

  • Training staff about the network
  • Providing telephone technical support
  • Repairing network cables
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