Network operations center (NOC) technicians are in charge of monitoring critical network elements and engaging in proactive network systems monitoring. Troubleshooting is a daily task for a network operations center technician, and they also monitor the software, network, and signal strength from satellites. They also check CPU performances and network statuses. A network operations center technician works regularly with customers and must be able to troubleshoot all problems that may arise.
These technicians generally work full time in an office setting, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of their organization. These individuals' work hours vary depending on the needs of their company. Sitting for long periods of time is often required for network operations center technicians.
A network operations center technician generally need to have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Most of the time, companies prefer some college experience in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field as well. These technicians need to possess at least two years of experience in the field, and they must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as any necessary certifications.
Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician Tasks
Monitor automated and end user incident and outage reporting, troubleshoot, and resolve problems.
Provide direct customer support when required.
Implement, maintain, and repair routing, IP switching, firewalls, and remote access protocols.
Create reports on up time, bandwidth usage, server utilization, and other key metrics.