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Computer Networking

Who is a Computer Network Engineer?

A Computer Network Engineer formulates system configurations, oversees various system installations and defines, documents and enforces system standards. They also continuously maintain the network framework of the organization.

What does a Computer Network Engineer do?

A Computer Network Engineer is responsible for monitoring network performance, scheduling daily and weekly updates and maintenance of overall network systems. Some of the major tasks that a computer network engineer carries out are:

  • Install data communication Network

  • Ensure Network security against internal and external threats by encrypting data protocols.

  • Keep checking for bugs and resolve bug issues.

  • Set up various user accounts and manage user access.

  • Managing backup of files in the network

  • Providing technical support and training to users.

What are the skills required?

The role of a computer network engineer requires the person to have thorough knowledge about networking and computer applications. The skills a computer networking engineer needs are:'

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Eye for detail

  • Analytical Mind

  • Ability to follow processes

  • Strong documentation skills

  • Time management skills

Top colleges offering courses on Computer Network Engineering

To become a network engineer, you will require an engineering degree. Also, you will need to have a proficient understanding of all aspects of a network including design and maintenance, network systems, network protocols, and bandwidth development. Multinational companies may require the candidate to have a master's degree in their field of specialization. The top colleges offering a course on computer engineering are:

  • Aptech

  • Cisco application

  • ICS

  • Institute of Advanced Network Technology, Jaipur

  • Inter Networks

  • Microsoft Applications

  • NIIT

A person must be at par with the latest trends in technology and must continuously keep himself updated. You need to have a bachelor’s degree preferably in Programming, Computer Science or similar fields.

Career Scope for Computer Networking Engineers in India

  • Network engineering is one of the highest paying jobs within the tech industry. Industries with major bandwidth requirements and small scale industries with minor networking requirements, both rely heavily on computer networking to keep their business going. Most companies are now shifting to cloud-based infrastructure. Similar to other industries, your education and experience will determine how much you are making per month.

  • After gathering a few years of experience, you can work as a computer network engineer in major organizations and commercial enterprises. As a senior network engineer, your job would be to oversee the network operators who are charged with network operation. With greater inter-connectivity, the world will move towards network engineers for innovation, development, and optimization of their network system. Networking is becoming more and more progressively convoluted as technology is advancing and flourishing.

The career hierarchy of a computer networking engineer is as follows:

  • Network Engineer
  • Sr. Network Engineer

  • Network Security Engineer

  • Network Specialist

  • Information Technology Consultant

  • Technical Subject matter expert

How much does a computer network engineer make in India?

  • Average Salary for a Network Engineer in India is Rs 313,573/yr

  • The average salary of a Network Engineer with less than 1 year of experience is Rs 293,410/yr

  • The average salary of a Network Engineer with 1-4 years of experience is Rs 300,297/yr

  • With 5-9 years of experience, a Network Engineer in India makes Rs 544,325/yr

  • And with 10-19 years of experience, a Network Engineer  in India makes Rs 824,695/yr

What are the books and study materials available?

We have selected those books which cover the basics of network engineering and will help you build a strong foundation. The books and study materials for computer network engineer are:

  • CCIE Routing and Switching, Wendell Odom

  • Routing TCP/IP, Doyle Carrol

  • IP Routing Foundation, Mark Spotrack

  • Computer Networks, Andrew S.Tanenbaum

  • TCP/IP Network Administrator, Craig Hunter

Major Recruiters

The major recruiters for computer network engineers are:

  • IBM

  • ICICI Bank

  • Pearson

  • Genpact India

  • Telemark Services

  • Accenture

  • American Express

  • DHL

Interesting fact 

The first-ever message that was sent using the internet was "LO", "login" was their intended message but the entire server crashed in the process. This experiment was carried out at the Stanford Research Institute.