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  1. 1. FINAL PROJECT Computer Network Architect Leah Jones-Rodriguez December 18, 2011 COS 901 Ruby Kowaney West Los Angeles College Page | 1leahjones-rodriguezfinalproject-111218154127-phpapp02.docx
  2. 2. Design and implement computer and information networks, such as LAN, WAN, intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. Design network and computer security measures. Research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Page | 2leahjones-rodriguezfinalproject-111218154127-phpapp02.docx
  3. 3. Develop and implement solutions for network problems. Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades. Communicate with system users to ensure accounts are set up properly or to diagnose and solve operational problems. Adjust Network sizes to meet volume or capacity demands. Design, build, or operate equipment configuration prototypes, including network hardware, software, or suppliers. Determine specific network hardware or software requirements such as platforms, interfaces, bandwidths, or routine schemes. Coordinate installation of new equipment. Page | 3leahjones-rodriguezfinalproject-111218154127-phpapp02.docx
  4. 4. Knowledge: Computers and Electronics- Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Telecommunications- Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. English Language- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Engineering and Technology- Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and service. Customer and Personal Service- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Design- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Mathematics- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calvulus, statistics, and their applications. Page | 4leahjones-rodriguezfinalproject-111218154127-phpapp02.docx
  5. 5. Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not. It may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educational disciplines.Tools: Computer Servers Desktop Computers Mainframe Computers-Mainframe operating systems Serial port cardsTechnology: Administration Software- Element management software Configuration Management Software- Application management software. Automatic installation software. Network Monitoring Software- Compaq Insight Manager, Ethereal Network Security or Virtual Private Network VPN Management Software- Intrusion prevention system IPS software Transaction Security and Virus Protection Software- Encryption Software Page | 5leahjones-rodriguezfinalproject-111218154127-phpapp02.docx
  6. 6. Wage Table: Pay 2010Location Period 10% 25% Median 75% 90% Hourly $20.76 $27.52 $36.37 $46.95 $57.67United States Yearly $43,200 $57,200 $75,600 $97,700 $120,000 Hourly $23.62 $31.04 $39.99 $52.40 $65.81California Yearly $49,100 $64,600 $83,200 $109,000 $136,900Outlook: Projected Growth Rate for 2008-2018 is much faster than average (20% or higher) with projected job openings of 208,300.Interests in this Career: Have a passion for computers Everything comes easy to me. Can get very far in this career as I further my education. Page | 6leahjones-rodriguezfinalproject-111218154127-phpapp02.docx
  7. 7. Bibliography(n.d.). Retrieved December 17, 2011, from US News: http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2010/12/06/best-careers-2011-network-architect(n.d.). Retrieved 12 17, 2011, from BLS: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos305.htmComputer Network Architects. (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2011, from O*Net Online:http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1143.00 Page | 7leahjones-rodriguezfinalproject-111218154127-phpapp02.docx