The position of an assistant to a network & computer systems administrator assistants is an entry-level technical position which is tasked with directly supporting the efforts of a team or individual regarding the day-to-day operation of an organization's computer systems and networks, such as LANs, WANs, and intranets.
Responsibilities for the sometimes demanding and time-sensitive obligations of this position require applicants to be familiar with industry-standard computing hardware and software in order to install and maintain this technology, as well as servers and workstations. Familiarity with relevant networking systems is also required, as these assistants must be able to identify and rectify network communication issues. Applicants must be able to adapt quickly to the organization's existing infrastructures and protocols.
These assistants directly support network administrators as well as the organization as a whole, so teamwork and organizational skills are highly beneficial in this position. They may be tasked with training and supporting other users of the network within the organization, and some employers may require occasional travel to off-site network facilities, while others allow the assistant to telecommute or work remotely. Though a bachelor's degree in computer science is often preferred for this position, some employers may provide on-the-job training, and this position is likely to have high potential for promotion and growth.
Network & Computer Systems Administrator Assistant Tasks
Monitor, maintain, and test internet performance and ensure network availability for all users.
Assist in network modeling and planning.
Assist in installing and supporting an organization's local area network (LAN) and internet systems.