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?

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A network manager oversees the network, monitoring its performance, security, error detection, and so on.
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This Cisco Press Site 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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  • Subhendu Sen

    This is a very short list for which a network manager may be responsible:

    setting up & configuring network hardware/ software, installing & configuring network equipments (hub, router, switch etc) and connections, connecting user nodes of all kinds to the network, adding/ removing users from the network with revoke/ grants, managing users, such as passwords & file-access privileges, creating & maintaining a system for backing up data, ensuring the security of the network (very imp), managing the e-mail system, managing users' ability to access internet via the network. 

    The list does not end here, there are more, but this is a basic responsibilities.

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