How to become a network engineer

Design, plan and construct computer network systems.

What does a network engineer do?

Computer network engineers plan, develop, deploy, test and optimise network and system services. They ensure network systems are configured and ready for use while troubleshooting and fixing any issues.

Duties and tasks

  • Analyse, develop and evaluate complex system design and architecture specifications
  • Design data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems.
  • Analyse and evaluate network infrastructure is configured to operate at optimal performance
  • Recommend improvements to network operations and integrated hardware, software, communications and operating systems.

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