Exactly what does it take to be a Network Manager ?
If I get asked one more time for a printer in room...
[We can't supply the printer because it is currently our end of year and we are not allowed to make purchases]
Well don't you have a spare?
If we had one that wasn't being used now it would be put somewhere it would be used so no we don't have a spare.
AngryTechnician (15th September 2012)
1. Excellent interpersonal skills
2. Excellent technical skills and knowledgebase
3. Excellent man management skills
4. Very high levels of patience and tolerance
5. Financial management skills
6. Qualifications in the relevant areas to the highest you can attain with the added bonus of hands on experiance at least 5 years.
I have not put these in order of preference its just how my brain is working today...........there are probably another few but can't think at the moment as it's TFI...Friday yaaaaahhh!!!
Have a good weekend all of you
The hide of an The Monstrous Bugblatter Beast of Traal., and the interpersonal skills of a Vogon.
Not really D, we love you, no please; not the "delete entire profile"!
It all depends on what teh job description is.
A network manager is not necessarily a departmental manager , or a technician, or a financial controller.
In essence a Network manager should manage the network and nothing else. That's anything that creates an interconnection.
It would exclude desktop support unless the desktop technician determins that the network on the desktop is an issue.
It would exclude staff management as that is the support department manager
Define the role 1st
The ability to deal with students, teachers and other management!
Being able so say no with a smile on your face, and explain pleasantly why you are saying no
Defend your team..... take no flak......
Remember that ICT workers are practitioners in the dark arts of IT ...... and knowledge is POWER.....
In my LA - what distinguishes a NM from a tech is threefold:
1) You have to manage at least one person (ridiculous - a local school had to give their tech a TA for a couple of hours a week so that he could be made NM)
2) You have control of a budget
3) You take full control of projects from getting quotes to arranging installation etc (funny, I already do that...)
Don't forget you'll also need a 'Tin hat'!
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