Profession ict network architect

ICT network architects design the topology and connectivity of ICT network such as hardware, infrastructure, communication and hardware components.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • ICT networking hardware

    The ICT network equipment or computer networking devices, such as UPS systems, electrical systems, networking facilities and structured cabling systems.

  • ICT network security risks

    The security risk factors, such as hardware and software components, devices, interfaces and policies in ICT networks, risk assessment techniques that can be applied to assess the severity and the consequences of security threats and contingency plans for each security risk factor.

  • Business process modelling

    The tools, methods and notations such as Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL), used to describe and analyse the characteristics of a business process and model its further development.

  • ICT network routing

    The processes and techniques for choosing the best paths within an ICT network through which a packet can travel.

  • ICT security legislation

    The set of legislative rules that safeguards information technology, ICT networks and computer systems and legal consequences which result from their misuse. Regulated measures include firewalls, intrusion detection, anti-virus software and encryption.

Skills

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • Design process

    Identify the workflow and resource requirements for a particular process, using a variety of tools such as process simulation software, flowcharting and scale models.

  • Maintain information network hardware

    Assess the functionality and identify faults in the infrastructure of an information network, perform routine maintenance tasks which prevent failure and repair tasks in order to ensure permanent availability to system users.

  • Design ICT hardware placement

    Describe and plan how cables and related hardware items will be placed throughout the building.

  • Maintain internet protocol configuration

    Apply Internet Protocol Configuration (ipconfig) to gather data on Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) configuration values in order to identify devices and their IP addresses.

  • Develop creative ideas

    Developing new artistic concepts and creative ideas.

  • Define ICT network design policies

    Specify policies, principles, rules, processes and criteria for the design, planning and realisation of ICT networks.

  • Identify suppliers

    Determine potential suppliers for further negotiation. Take into consideration aspects such as product quality, sustainability, local sourcing, seasonality and coverage of the area. Evaluate the likelihood of obtaining beneficial contracts and agreements with them.

  • Design computer network

    Develop and plan ICT networks, such as wide area network and local area network, that connect computers using cable or wireless connections and allow them to exchange data and assess their capacity requirements.

  • Adjust ICT system capacity

    Change the scope of an ICT system by adding or reallocating additional ICT system components, such as network components, servers or storage to meet capacity or volume demands.

  • Forecast future ICT network needs

    Identify current data traffic and estimate how growth will affect the ICT network.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

  • Implement ICT network diagnostic tools

    Use software tools or components that monitor ICT network parameters, such as performance and throughput, provide data and statistics, diagnose errors, failures or bottlenecks and support decision making.

  • Assess ICT knowledge

    Evaluate the implicit mastery of skilled experts in an ICT system to make it explicit for further analysis and usage.

  • Analyse network bandwidth requirements

    Study the requirements on the transmission capacity of an ICT network or other telecommunication system.

  • Analyse business requirements

    Study clients' needs and expectations for a product or service in order to identify and resolve inconsistencies and possible disagreements of involved stakeholders.

Optional knowledge and skills

procurement of ict network equipment perform resource planning legal requirements of ict products provide cost benefit analysis reports ict project management methodologies build business relationships apply technical communication skills process-based management perform ict troubleshooting cisco lean project management organisational resilience network management system tools manage staff agile project management internet governance monitor communication channels' performance ict network simulation ict security standards

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