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Careers: Microcomputer and Networking Systems Technician

Overview

A career in microcomputer and networking systems opens the door to positions in network administration, network security consultancy, technical support, and network specializations. Successful completion of microcomputer and networking systems training could also lead to employment as a help desk technician, PC support specialist, network operations analyst or Cloud infrastructure engineer. Training in this field equips graduates with a range of core skills applicable to various work environments such as small businesses, corporations, schools and government institutions.

Microcomputer and Networking Systems Job Description

Professionals working in the field of microcomputers and networking systems will find themselves completing a variety of tasks in a very fast-paced environment, therefore the ability to multitask and adapt to changes is essential. Proficiency in either Windows, Linux or Cloud Computing systems is a requirement (sometimes knowledge of all three is demanded), as is a good theoretical understanding of how computer systems work.

Some of the professional responsibilities may be:

• Providing technical support
• Managing an enterprise network
• Installing, configuring and maintaining microcomputers, operating systems and network operating systems
• Consulting with clients
• Providing customer service
• Maintaining Windows and/or Linux
• Maintaining a Cloud infrastructure

Microcomputer and Networking Systems Projected Demand

As many companies transfer their operations to computer systems, those systems are going to need regular maintenance, support and upgrades. As a result, available IT jobs in microcomputer and networking systems are on the rise and widely available at an entry level to skilled and well-trained candidates. The average salary is $60,143 per year in Canada and there is room in many companies for advancement.