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Computer Network Support Specialists

Also called: Network Engineer, Network Specialist, Network Technical Analyst, Network Technician

Where in the Army? In the Army: Information Technology Specialist; Signal Support Systems Specialist

What they do:
Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.
On the job, you would:
  • Analyze network data to determine network usage, disk space availability, or server function.
  • Configure and define parameters for installation or testing of local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), hubs, routers, switches, controllers, multiplexers, or related networking equipment.
  • Configure security settings or access permissions for groups or individuals.


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People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.


You might use software like this on the job:

Network monitoring software
  • tcpdump
  • WildPackets OmniPeek Network Analyzer
Operating system software
  • Apple Macintosh OS
  • Hewlett Packard HP-UX
Network security or virtual private network VPN management software
  • NIKSUN NetDetector
  • Sonicwall SonicOS Enhanced


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