Networking / Communications Hardware

Networking / Communications Hardware

Proficiency Level 1
Basic Understanding

Describes the basic concepts and components of a network environment.

Documents communications hardware standards, polices and guidelines for the organization.

Identifies how the physical network diagram is developed using architectural blueprints.

Describes the types of networks used in accordance with geographic area (i.e. LANs or WAN’s).

Proficiency Level 2
Working Experience

Participates in the implementation and support of a communications hardware device within the network environment.

Follows an organization’s standards, policies and guidelines from inception to completion on all communications hardware.

Assists others in the installation, relocation and maintenance of communications components.

Diagnoses and reports minor or routine communications hardware problems.

Applies basic features and functions of a specific communications hardware within the network environment.

Proficiency Level 3
Extensive Experience

Supervises the implementation and support of communications hardware among diverse network environments.

Conducts a comprehensive walk-through on communications hardware components for a major network.

Oversees communications hardware and overall system performance in diverse and various environments.

Consults on key issues and challenges of hardware associated with the network environment.

Evaluates current standards, policies and guidelines on the installation and use of communications hardware.

Monitors and coordinates preventive and scheduled communications hardware maintenance.

Proficiency Level 4
Subject Matter Expert

Establishes best practices for the effective use of communications hardware in the network environment.

Develops comprehensive communications equipment evaluations and recommendations within the network environment.

Plays a leadership role in the selection of advanced hardware for communications development and support.

Leads in network design optimization initiatives for high speed transmission equipment and facilities.

Establishes standards, policies and guidelines for the installation and use of advanced communications hardware.

Predicts industry trends and market experiences relevant to communications hardware.


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