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Network Architect

Oct. 31, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

If you want to become a network architect, you first need to determine if this career path is a good fit for you. If the following description sounds like you, then you’re probably well suited for a career as a network architect:
 
• Do you enjoy work that involves large amounts of heavy thinking?
• Are you able to develop conceptual, logical, and physical network designs?
• Do you enjoy matching possible business solutions to business problems?
• Do you enjoy working with other information technology professionals?
 
Those who become network architects are typically individuals with a natural aptitude in mathematics and information technology. They also tend to have skills in designing, building, or operating equipment configuration prototypes, including network hardware, software, servers, or server operation systems.
 
Those who become network architects are also typically individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. They enjoy the prospect of a career that allows them to leverage their mathematical, IT and problem solving skills to provide with a competitive edge to their employer by creating real-world technical solutions for reducing inefficiency.

 

Who is Network Architect?


Network architects are responsible for planning, setting up and maintaining computer networks, systems and other related infrastructure for organizations. They may also be hired by organizations to improve their existing computer network.
 
Network architects must also review business structures in order to ensure proper flow and functionality of Internet systems and information databases. They may be responsible for determining how to grant the employees of an organization access to the Internet and in-house information databases in the most affordable and efficient way.
 
When planning and designing a computer network project on behalf of an organization, a network architect must take many factors into consideration; they must consider a company’s budget, its number of employees and current computer resources.

 

Skills Needed to Become a Network Architect


In order to become successful in a career as a network architect, you need to posses a certain set of skills and personality traits. These skills and traits will allow you to perform your job duties with competence, as well as maintain enthusiasm for your work.
 
Personal Characteristics
 
• Enjoy working with other information technology professionals
• A keen interest in keeping up to date with technological advancements
• Enjoy performing work that involves precision
• Enjoy developing and implementing solutions for network problems
• Results-oriented approach to work activities
• Value feelings of accomplishment
 
Soft Skills
 
• The ability to think logically and analyze complex problems
• The ability to work effectively under pressure
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Must have ingenuity and take initiative
 
Hard Skills
 
• Knowledge of how to adjust network sizes to meet volume or capacity demands
• Able to develop conceptual, logical, and physical network designs
• Able to develop procedures to track, project, or report network availability, reliability, capacity, or utilization
• Able to design, build, or operate equipment configuration prototypes, including network hardware, software, servers, or server operation systems

 

Who Creates Jobs for Network Architects?


Network architects are hired on a part-time, full-time or contractual basis by small, medium and large organizations. As designing network systems is typically a one-time project, computer network architects are frequently only needed for a short period of time; many network architects are hired on a part-time or contractual basis.
 
Network architects may however be hired as full-time employees of contracting companies, or as full-time employees of large organizations that are in may need to continuously monitor and scrutinize their computer network in order to ensure efficiency, and make modifications and improvements.
 
Companies that hire Network Architects include:
 
• Construction companies
• Utility companies
• Oil, gas and mining companies
• Hospitals and health care organizations
• Colleges and universities
• Federal, provincial/state and municipal government departments
• Transportation companies
• Telecommunications companies
• Insurance and finance companies
• IT and management consulting companies
• Computer systems design companies



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