Along with the technical skills, Network Operation Engineers requires analytical skills, leadership, and organizational skills. Responsiveness to fact and the capability to troubleshoot are also important. Engineers should be capable enough to recognize difficult networks and identify the issues or advise ways to fix them for refined work procedure. They should also be talented to work closely, as well as train other engineers and maintenance staff to run the network connectivity without any interruption.
NOC technician is the initial level from which professional can be elevated as engineer post certification. Following are the certifications which will help in enhancing the career of NOC engineer:
The core of NOC Engineer: Their responsibilities are wide. The expertise needed for a NOC or Network Operations Center includes network administration, Network Support, management, switching, and routing.
To accomplish their primary goal of network monitoring and troubleshooting computer and telecommunication networks and systems, NOC engineer performs several tasks. A NOC engineer ensures smooth functioning of the network for business needs and keeps the downtime to a negligible level. The NOC engineer job description includes the following responsibilities:
To ensure maximum possible service availability and performance.
Tracking Issues: In response to incidents, the NOC engineer should carefully track and document all defects and resolutions in detail. This helps in increasing the expert base of NOC and helps in maintenance of system’s health record. Often, the NOC has a ticketing system that the NOC Engineer is accountable for updating.
Report Incidents: When the technical issues are complicated which needs an immediate response or troubleshooting, NOC engineers must escalate the matter to management as per their SOP (Standard Operation Procedure). If need be, they can include the other IT resources, 3rd party or vendors for a faster resolution after obtaining the proper approvals. They maintain the appropriate communication channels within intra teams or outside so that all stakeholders are kept informed ahead in time bound manner.