Formal Education & Certification
Bachelor’s degree in computer science related field OR 5 years work experience.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification required, (Cisco Certified Network professional (CCNP) preferred).
Knowledge & Experience
Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN, and WLAN
Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
Expert knowledge of core routing and switching design principles, best practices, and related technologies.
Experience in implementing and managing voice over IP (VoIP) systems desired.
Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards, including routers, switches (layer 2/3), firewalls, remote access, DNS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, VLAN, QoS, DSL, Frame Relay, and Metro Ethernet.
Five to Seven (5-7) years’ experience designing, implementing, managing and supporting enterprise level IP networks that include support of a heterogeneous distributed desktop computing environment required.
Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience.
Extensive application support experience with network monitoring and analysis software,
Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits.