A network analyst is an information technology professional who specializes in the maintenance and upkeep of computer network systems. They are responsible for working together with (and assisting) network engineers and other computer professionals with the maintenance of all hardware, software, and peripherals within these system. Some of the analyst's specific responsibilities include the upkeep and monitoring of workstations, servers, and connectivity devices. They also handle the design, development, implementation and daily operation of their companies' network.
Network analysts work in a variety of conditions and climates. While most computerized devices are located inside climate-controlled office buildings, sometimes network analysts are responsible for climbing dangerous machinery, working outdoors in varying climates weather, and working in other less-hospitable scenarios. These analysts work in a variety of fields, as most companies rely on a computer system or systems for day-to-day functioning. While many network analysts work during regular business hours, their hours may vary depending on employers' needs.
A bachelor's degree in computer science, telecommunications, or a related field is typically required for this position. However, employers may accept relevant experience in lieu of education. Network analysts must have excellent interpersonal skills
Network Analyst Tasks
- Coordinate company data communications network, cable installation, network system planning, monitoring, testing and servicing.
- Plan and organize load configuration of central communication processor.
- Troubleshoot network-related problems.
- Evaluate vendor products and make recommendations for the purchases.