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ERIC Number: EJ1136730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Preparing for a Career as a Network Engineer
Morris, Gerard; Fustos, Janos; Haga, Wayne
Information Systems Education Journal, v10 n1 p13-20 Feb 2012
A network engineer is an Information Technology (IT) professional who designs, implements, maintains, and troubleshoots computer networks. While the United States is still experiencing relatively high unemployment, demand for network engineers remains strong. To determine what skills employers are looking for, data was collected and analyzed from 1,199 nationwide job advertisements listed on Requested skills were then grouped into related categories and summarized. The most frequently requested skills were identified and discussed. The authors also collected data regarding the education level and certifications requested. The results can be used to modify networking courses/curriculum to better prepare students to obtain positions and be successful as network engineers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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