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A Network Security Administrator is tasked with protecting and provisioning business networks, with a primary aim to ensure that sensitive data does not leave the control of the business. Related occupational roles include network technicians and cybersecurity analysts. Network technicians are focused on network infrastructure and connectivity troubleshooting.

Related Technical Instruction (RTI)

As part of RTI, network security administrator apprentices generally receive instruction in: 

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Security Fundamentals
  • Windows Platform-Specific Foundations (or comparable)

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

During OJT, network security administrators generally work on tasks substantially similar to the following: 

  • Install and configure firewalls and routers
  • Integrate network services with security tools
  • Review monitoring and security logs and network events and resolve/remediate identified issues
  • Configure and troubleshoot security services (e.g., intrusion prevention/detection systems, filtering software, access control, encryption)
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot VPN systems and services for end-users
  • Work with clients to resolve firewall and security issues interfering with business operations
  • Research and document solutions, provide training, and report to leadership
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