Network and Computer Systems Administrator


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Network and Computer Systems Administrator (Short)

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Install, configure, and maintain an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), data communications network, operating systems, and physical and virtual servers. Perform system monitoring and verify the integrity and availability of hardware, network, and server resources and systems. Review system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs, including system backups. Analyze network and server resource consumption and control user access. Install and upgrade software and maintain software licenses. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Working 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
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • 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:15-1244.00
Simulation Context:Information Technology
O*Net Context:Computer and Mathematical
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$58,680 or less
Bottom 25%:
$74,400 or less
$95,360 (Average)
Top 25%:
$121,910 or more
Top 10%:
$148,710 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:19,800

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Mathematics
  • Administrative
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:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
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:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
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: AI Security Specialist (Artificial Intelligence Security Specialist), Application Security Administrator, Application Systems Administrator, 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 Systems Operator, Information Technology Administrator (IT Administrator), Information Technology Specialist (IT Specialist), Information Technology Technical Support Specialist (IT Technical Support Specialist), Installation Coordinator, Internet Systems Administrator, Internetwork Expert (CCIE), IT Systems Administrator (Information Technology Systems Administrator), LAN Specialist (Local Area Network Specialist), 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 Control Analyst, Network Coordinator, Network Manager, Network Professional (CCNP), Network Security Administrator, Network Support Administrator, Network Support Coordinator, Network Support Manager, Network Systems Administrator, Network Systems Coordinator, Network Transport Administrator, Networking Administrator, Security Administrator, Server Administrator, Software Manager, System Administrator, Systems Administrator, Systems Operator, Systems Tester Administrator, Virtualization Engineer, Wide Area Network Administrator (WAN Administrator), Wide Area Network Systems Administrator (WAN Systems Administrator), Windows Administrator

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Computer Network Support Specialists, Database Administrators, Computer Network Architects, Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, Computer User Support Specialists, Information Security Analysts, Database Architects, Web Administrators, Telecommunications Engineering Specialists, Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer Programmers, Information Technology Project Managers, Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers, Web Developers

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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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