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

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HOUR 23A Day in the Life of a Network Administrator

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Management of your time as a network administrator

Use of calendars

Hints on working with the user community

The person who serves as the caretaker of the network is the network administrator. The administrator controls the network servers and other machines, such as routers and bridges. It is this person’s job to exploit the tools provided by the servers’ Network Operating Systems (NOSs) and the routers’ operating systems (OSs) to keep the network secure and efficient.

In this hour, we look at the tasks required of the network administrator for supporting the user’s needs. In so doing, we gain an insight into an administrator’s typical day, a day in which ...

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