Abstract: 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 Dice.com. 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.
Keywords: network administrator, skills, networking, job description, Education
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Recommended Citation: Morris, G. J., Fustos, J. T., Haga, W. (2018). Connecting the Dots and Nodes: A Survey of Skills Requested by Employers for Network Administrators . Information Systems Education Journal, 16(1) pp 4-12. http://isedj.org/2018-16/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2017)