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ERIC Number: EJ1173720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Connecting the Dots and Nodes: A Survey of Skills Requested by Employers for Network Administrators
Morris, Gerard; Fustos, Janos; Haga, Wayne
Information Systems Education Journal, v16 n1 p4-12 Feb 2018
One definition of a network administrator describes a person who works with computer infrastructures with an emphasis on networking. To determine the specific skills required of a network administrator by employers, data was collected from 698 nationwide job advertisements on The data collection focused on technical skills rather than soft skills. The requested skills were then broken into various categories in the networking and computing world such as routing protocols, operating systems, virtualization technologies, etc. Educational requirements in terms of degrees and certificates were also tabulated. The results show a great breadth in the requested skills and the summary results will be helpful for curriculum development/review, for career advising, and to faculty teaching in the Information Systems field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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