data communications analyst

data communications analyst

(job)
A person who installs, maintains, and troubleshoots data networks. A data communications analyst may have knowledge of T1 lines, TCP/IP, fiber optics, SNA, frame relay. He assists users with problems related to connectivity, analyses data flow, configures modems, DSUs, multiplexors, and routers, and uses network tools such as NetView or Netspy.
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With a projected employment increase of 53 percent--more than 5 times the rate for all occupations--network systems and data communications analyst is projected to be the fastest growing IT occupation.
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