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Network Support Specialist

Networking Specialists analyze, troubleshoot and evaluate computer network problems. More advanced IT pros may be responsible for building and designing communication networks as well. They play an important role in maintaining an organization’s network and keeping them safe and secure through both hardware configuration and end-user training. Network specialists and administrators are responsible for day-to-day operations and network architects and engineers design and build local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets. Depending on the size of the company, these roles may be combined.


​Certifications - Career Path

CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Cloud+
CompTIA Linux+
Cisco CCNA

Median National Salary* $75,668
Annual Job Postings* 155,000+
Expected Job Growth* 9%

Source* the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: Annual salaries can vary greatly by location, experience, and other factors. Job postings are a proxy for employer demand for the occupation. Projected job growth covers the period 2018 to 2028.

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