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A Network Design Engineer designs and maintains the topology of an organization’s network set-up, either on-site or at a designated locale. Network designers configure efficient computer network designs for both large and small businesses. Design engineers set up an organization’s IT infrastructure and get it up and running. In doing so, the network designer configures multiple types of connections, including those that network an organization’s printers, servers, and applications.
To become a successful Design Engineer, you will need to have a primary degree in computer science, IT or a related field. The candidate will be familiar with network topologies, VMWare, wireless technologies, VoIP, fiber optics and MPLS.
Certifications provide a career boost and increase the likelihood of getting hired. Important certifications include the Cisco CCIE as well as some relevant Juniper certifications, including the Certified Design Specialist JNCDS-SEC.