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What does a network engineer do?

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It is just a title

by MadestroITSolutions In reply to network engineering

In my experience, there is no defined set of duties for a "Network Engineer". It is really just a title. It is up to the company that hires you to define your responsibilities.

Generally speaking, you would find that people in this area take care of the network in general, particularly network topology, maintenance, troubleshooting, etc. For example, if you are opening up a company with say 3 or 4 departments then it is his/her job to select the right topology, the hardware required to support it (e.g. repeaters, routers, firewalls) and lay it out properly so everything works as expected, etc, etc.
As far as a business already running, maintenance and troubleshooting would be the biggest areas. Personally I have not yet encountered someone with that title in my 6+ years of experience in the field. I usually deal with Network Administrators.

I hope that helps!

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