Network and System Administration/Administrator Major

Network and System Administration/Administrator is a program that prepares people to manage the computer operations and control the system configurations emanating from a specific site or network hub.

Network and System Administration/Administrator majors and degree programs includes instruction  in computer hardware and software and applications; local area (LAN) and wide area (WAN) networking; principles of information systems security; disk space and traffic load monitoring; data backup; resource allocation; and setup and takedown procedures.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Network and System Administration/Administrator (use the College Search feature and enter "network administration” or “systems administration” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Network and System Administration/Administrator?

With a career in this field, you likely are responsible for the day-to-day operation of computer networks in some capacity; such as technician, specialist, manager, administrator.  Your work consists of maintenance and administration of physical computer networks, and you may work for any of a variety of organizations.  Employment opportunities are literally across all industries in academic, business, and government.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Network and System Administration/Administrator

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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