• Computer Network Architects
  • Information Technology
  • Computer network architects design and build data communication networks ranging from simple connections between two offices to complex multinational communication systems. To design a network that works well they must understand an organizations goals.

What do they typically do

  • Create a plan and layout for a data communication network
  • Present plan to management and explain why the organization should follow the plan
  • Consider information security when designing a network
  • Decide what hardware, such as routers or adaptors, and software, such as network drivers, to use to support the network
  • Determine cable layout for the building and the location of other hardware
  • Research new technology to determine the best future support for the organization
  • Design, build, or operate equipment layout models, including network hardware, software, servers, or server operation systems
  • Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades

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