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LAN network administrator

The LAN network administrator is responsible for maintaining an organization's local area network. The local area network connects computers and other equipment that shares a common communications line or network server. In most cases, the LAN spans a single geographical site, such as a corporate office. A LAN network administrator's job responsibilities include: installing LAN network components, tracking and renewing licenses for software and equipment, monitoring LAN performance, upgradeing LAN network software and hardware, creating network redundancy and backups to ensure continuity in the event of network failure, and installing software and hardware to ensure local area network security.

An information technology degree is required for LAN network administrator jobs. The standard qualification is a bachelor's degree in IT, computer science, network administration, or management information systems. Professional IT certifications such as the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) program offer access to broader job opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies network administrators among the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S., with 30 percent job growth predicted through the 2008 to 2018 decade.







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