Learning computer networking could be your way out of the recession II
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How much does network administrators earn?
Average starting salaries for network administrators and related positions:
Network Administrator: $69,000
Network Manager: $73,000
Cisco Network Administrator: $80,000
Network Designer: $81,000
Network Engineer: $86,000
Cisco Network Engineer: $88,000
Network Security Administrator: $89,000
Network Maintenance Specialist: $90,000
Network Architect: $105,000
Cisco Network Architect: $109,000
Cisco CCIE Network Engineer: $114,000
The hourly wage for network administrators ranges from $21 to $60 per hour, depending on the individual's geographic location, known technologies, certifications and practical field experience.
What to learn to become a network administrator
Network administrators are often required to have an undergrad or graduate degree in computer science, network administration, systems engineering, or a related field of study. Upon completion of a formal education program, network administrators can further distinguish themselves and increase employment and advancement opportunities by earning networking certifications, such as CompTIA's Network+, Cisco's CCNA, and Microsoft's MCTS: Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration.
Fundamental skills and courses to look for in a network administration degree program include systems administration training, LAN & WAN installation & configuration, routing & switching, and network security training. A networking degree that includes certifications will help you graduate with a distinct competitive advantage. Effective communication skills are also key, as network administrators communicate complex ideas and solutions to both technical and non-technical employees. Computer networking is a rich and vast domain, so beyond the basics, choose a degree with the courses that spark your interest, or those featuring networking skills that are hot right now, e.g., virtualization or cloud computing.
Where to learn it.
Cisco Network Training Bootcamp ™ is an annual CCNA training workshop offered by Ashpot Microsystems Ltd. Our team of highly qualified technical staff and Instructors will be available to guide you through the wonderful world of networking. Register for a network administrator training course for just N5,000 starting November 7th to 25th 2016. Register for Cisco Network Training Bootcamp
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