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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Network and Computer Systems Administrator (Short)

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Network and Computer Systems Administrator Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Network and Computer Systems Administrator test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Computer Networking Concepts
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:15-1142.00
Simulation Context:Information Technology
O*Net Context:Computer and Mathematical
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$52,370 or less
Bottom 25%:
$65,460 or less
Median:
$83,510 (Average)
Top 25%:
$106,310 or more
Top 10%:
$132,520 or more

US Employment Statistics
2018:
383,900
2028 (projected):
402,100
Annual U.S. Job Openings:29,300

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Mathematics
  • Clerical
Top Skills
  • Systems Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
Top Abilities
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Comprehension
  • Information Ordering
  • Oral Expression
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Comprehension
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
7%
Some College:
10%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
20%
Bachelor's Degree:
52%
Master's Degree:
10%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 2 Years:
9%
2 - 4 Years:
17%
4 - 6 Years:
26%
6 - 8 Years:
35%
8 - 10 Years:
13%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Application Systems Administrator, Certified Novell Administrator (CNA), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Computer Operations/Technical Services Head, Computer Systems Security Administrator, E-Mail System Administrator, Enterprise Systems Administrator, Hardware Installation Coordinator, Information Analyst, Information Systems Administrator, Information Systems Coordinator (IS Coordinator), Information Systems Manager (IS Manager), Information Technology Administrator (IT Administrator), Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Information Technology Technical Support Specialist (IT Technical Support Specialist), Internet Systems Administrator, IT Systems Administrator (Information Technology Systems Administrator), LAN Specialist (Local Area Network Specialist), Linux Administrator, Linux Systems Administrator, Local Area Network Administrator (LAN Administrator), Local Area Network Systems Administrator (LAN Systems Administrator), Mainframe Systems Administrator, MIS Manager (Management Information Systems Manager), Network Administrator, Network Coordinator, Network Manager, Network Security Administrator, Network Specialist, Network Support Administrator, Network Support Specialist, Network Technician, Networking Administrator, Server Administrator, SharePoint Administrator, System Administrator, Systems Administrator, Systems Operator, Technical Specialist, Technical Support Specialist, Telecommunications Analyst, Unix Administrator, Unix Systems Administrator, Wide Area Network Administrator (WAN Administrator), Wide Area Network Systems Administrator (WAN Systems Administrator), Window Systems Administrator, Windows Administrator

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Interpret and report functional requirements.
  • Accurately communicate the maintenance schedule to employees.
  • Optimize infrastructure strategy for phones and network.
  • Calculate product defect rate.
  • Respond to a customer inquiry.
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