Network Manager

As a Network Manager you will be responsible for the administration and management of the day-to-day operation of the network in an organization.You will be organizing, installing, and providing support to an organization’s computer systems,like, LANs,WANs, intranets, and other data communication systems.

What do Network Managers do?

A Network manager ensures internet and data storage networks of an organization is working properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations and central computer network are working efficiently.They also take part in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Configuring network hardware like servers, routers and switches
  • Checked Upgrading , troubleshooting and repairing computer networks systems
  • Checked Assisting network architects with the design of network models
  • Checked Designing and implementing new network solutions and improve resilience of the current performance
  • Checked Configure routing and switching equipment, hosted IP voice services and firewalls
  • Checked Deploying and updating new software
  • Checked Managing servers and their operating systems
  • Checked Implementing security measures and basic testing
  • Checked Managing cloud and physical network storage

What are the Job Roles in Networking?

Computer support specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. They provide technical assistance to the computer users.
Database administrator use specialized software to store and organize data. They make sure that data are available to users and secure from unauthorized access.
Computer network architects design and build data communication networks..They may also manage the networks and troubleshoot any issues as they arise.
Information systems managers, or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization.

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Requirements for Masters in Network Management

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India ( From The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore for M.Tech in computer networking and engineering)

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant stream (B.Tech/BE in computer science,Electronics and communication or related streams)
  • Clear the state level entrance examination PGCET, conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority.

Foreign ( From New York Institute of Technology, USA for MS in Information, Network & Computer Security)

  • A Four-year bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, or a related field, awarded by an accredited institution of higher education,
  • A GPA of at least 2.85 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS : score 6.5 and above or a score of 88 and above in TOEFL.

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Skills Required

Interpersonal and Communication

Network managers need to effectively communicate with different people to identify the issues in network system and their expectations.

Problem solving and analytical skills

An essential skill required in this field as a network managers have to analyse technical issues of computer and network systems.


Good leadership skills helps them in the mentoring of other professionals in the same field and organizations.

Technical skills

Network managers are supposed to possess excellent technical skills as they need to use different software and technologies on a daily basis. So they must be aware of all the technological advancements which are taking place.

Attention to detail

Network managers have to resolve issues in complex network systems where they are supposed to be very attentive while operating with the networks.


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