Networking is one of the top occupations in the world today. This era is largely dependent on communication and information technology. This profession is very useful for building a successful and secure career. A huge amount of work can be done quickly in a very short time through a networking system. As a result, apart from private offices, banks, corporate houses, NGOs, government offices are also being brought under the computer network. That is why the demand for networkers is now at its peak.
What kind of organization does a network engineer work in?
Network engineers can work effortlessly in various telecom centers, banks, insurance, financial institutions, multinational companies, airlines, stock exchanges, travel agencies, network service provider companies, software companies, various industrial organization groups, buying houses, various government projects. The government has undertaken numerous projects for the development of the information technology sector including setting up information technology parks. This has increased the government job opportunities for network engineers.
What kind of work does a network engineer do?
Starting from the planning of the data communication network to the implementation work, the configuration of different parts, design of the service;
If there is a problem in any part, solve it by analyzing it;
Create the hardware and cable layout design required for data communication;
Documenting all information during the implementation of the network plan as per the design and instructing the entire team;
Creating new network designs by anticipating future needs;
Take action if any part of the existing system such as a switch, router, security software needs an update;
Maintain all equipment of the network system;
Ensure the security of the entire database system;
What are the qualifications of a network engineer?
If you want to be a Network Architect, you have to study Computer Science and Engineering / Computer and Information Technology / Electronics and Communication Engineering. However, in the case of employment, if there is a degree as well as a course on network architecture, preference is given. In these cases, even if you do not have a degree, if you are proficient in CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and other necessary courses, you can get job opportunities. For example, to apply for the position of System and Network Engineer at ADDIE Soft Limited, preference will be given to those who have taken a course on Linux and Microtek Operator Systems.
What kind of skills and knowledge does a network engineer need to have?
Must have an idea about the business plan of the organization;
Learn new things in information technology;
The goal is to work in concert with the entire team;
Must have the ability to solve any problem quickly from the knowledge of networking;
Must be diligent and have the mentality to work at any moment if there is a problem;
Must have knowledge of different types of network planning;
Where to study network engineering?
Almost all public and private universities in Bangladesh have the opportunity to study Computer Science and Engineering. Electronics from Khulna University, Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), BRAC University, East-West University, Daffodil University, North South University, Independent University, University of Liberal Engineering.
Apart from various training institutes, there are also opportunities to do CCNA courses in different private universities of the country. Cisco’s local education academies in the country are BUET, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST), American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), BRAC University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Rajshahi University, United International University (UU). Admission to these courses is also possible after completing Higher Secondary.
What can be the career of a network engineer?
No one can work as a network engineer from the very beginning. You have to work as a Network Administrator / Database Administrator / Computer Systems Analyst in the beginning. If you show skill in all these professions, you will be promoted as a network engineer. In that case, you have to have 2-5 years of experience. In the beginning, I had to work as a junior network engineer. After that, there is an opportunity to become a senior network architect according to the qualifications. However, in this case, you must have talent and skills.