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15-1143.00   Computer Network Architects

O*NET SOC Title
Computer Network Architects
Lay Titles
Computer Network Architect Educator
Computer Network Engineer
Associate Professor, Computer Info Systems
Business Computing Research Director
Networks Computer Consultant
Personal Computer Network Engineer
O*NET SOC Description
Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.
O*NET SOC Tasks
Monitor and analyze network performance and reports on data input or output to detect problems, identify inefficient use of computer resources, or perform capacity planning.
Use network computer-aided design (CAD) software packages to optimize network designs.
Visit vendors, attend conferences or training sessions, or study technical journals to keep up with changes in technology.
Detailed Work Activities
Configure computer networks.
Design integrated computer systems.
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
Develop specifications for computer network operation.
Install computer hardware.
Install computer software.
Maintain computer hardware.
Maintain computer networks to enhance performance and user access.
Monitor the performance of computer networks.
Provide technical support for computer network issues.
Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
Resolve computer network problems.
Teach others to use computer equipment or hardware.
Test computer hardware performance.