Your guide to become a Network Administrator in Malaysia

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RM 4,300 - 5,300

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Who is a Network Administrator?

A Network Administrator, also known as Systems Administrator is responsible for ensuring the organisation’s computer network is up-to-date and runs smoothly.

In an organisation, there is usually a plethora of computers and software platforms. A Network Administrator connects and coordinates the different systems together. When computer and networking troubles arise, Network Administrators are usually called upon to fix the problem. With that said, a Network Administrator’s responsibilities are sometimes heavy and such profession requires a lot of constant training to keep them up-to-date with technological changes and development. Henc...

In an organisation, there is usually a plethora of computers and software platforms. A Network Administrator connects and coordinates the different systems together. When computer and networking troubles arise, Network Administrators are usually called upon to fix the problem. With that said, a Network Administrator’s responsibilities are sometimes heavy and such profession requires a lot of constant training to keep them up-to-date with technological changes and development. Hence, if you are someone who is good at computers and even networking skills, literally or practically, then this is a great career for you!

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The pros and cons of being a Network Administrator:

Pros

Excellent job prospects expected in the next 5-10 years due to increased outsourcing

Potential to work from home

Cons

Network Administrators are susceptible to eye strain and carpal tunnel syndrome

Consistent training is necessary to keep up with new technology

What are all the responsibilities of a Network Administrator ?

Configure the company’s network

Install and update security features into the network

Solve problems in the network as they come up

Install various hardwares such as phones, speaker and printers into the network

Assess the performance of the network and make improvements where possible

Install and update network software

Implement a fail-safe for critical network servers

Implement higher security on confidential files

What skills do you need to become a Network Administrator?

Problem solving skills

You are the master troubleshooter when it comes to the company’s technological machines or network. So don’t be surprised if you hear your name being called whenever someone is facing issues with their gadgets or devices!

Interpersonal skills

You will be working for a range of people from every departments. Hence, you will need to have the patience, understanding and know your way around them. Besides that, you will need to explain to them in a simpler way and avoid using jargons otherwise they may not understand what you are saying!

Attention to detail

More often than not, some problems in the IT are hard to notice and possibly requires a lot of time to rectify the issue. In this case, you will need to have an eye for detail to detect even the tiniest error. Moreover, the computer networks tend to be a complex platform and you would need to be very particular.

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Network Administrator?

What are the requirements to be a Network Administrator?

A degree in Computer Science, Information System or any of the related field is required to become a Network Administrator.

What are the working hours of a Network Administrator?

The working hours of a Network Administrator is longer than the usual work hours and you may have to work extra especially during emergencies.

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