What is the role of a network manager?

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What is the role of a network manager? In general, are there tasks that differentiate a managerial role from another networking job description?
ASKED: March 5, 2009  11:34 PM
UPDATED: March 10, 2009  6:56 PM

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A network manager oversees the network, monitoring its performance, security, error detection, and so on.
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This <a href=”http://www.bryanisd.org/docs/aJobDescripNetManag.htm”>site</a> and has a description for one “flavor” of the job. This <a href=”http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=680834″>Cisco Press Site</a> has a good article describing the job.
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  • Ed Tittel
    The word "manager" in such a title may be misleading. The role pertains to managing networks, not people, as the preceding posting so succinctly observes. It's not really a managerial role in the traditional HR sense, but rather, in the more technical sense of "assuming responsibility for the proper operation, care and feeding of" the networks involved. For a more detailed description, see this job profile at the UK CareersAdvice site entitled "Network Manager." I'm sure you'll find it quite illuminating. Thanks for posting, --Ed--
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Just know that this depends on the specific business. Managing a network in one company can vary wildly from managing a network in another company.
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