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Sams Teach Yourself Networking in 24 Hours, Fourth Edition by Uyless Black

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HOUR 19Role of the Network Administrator

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Review of network management jobs and tasks

Computer networking education and certification

Key concepts in administrating a computer network

Ideas on effective project management

A network administrator is the person responsible for ensuring the health and well-being of a network. We’ve examined much of the information that a network administrator must know, such as computer hardware, network protocols, and Network Operating Systems (NOSs). An understanding of this information, coupled with experience and a healthy dose of common sense, enables an administrator to keep the network up and running.

A network administrator may be called by another title. For example, ...

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