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Network Administrator Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Network Administrator job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Network Administration
  • Windows Server
  • Firewalls
  • Active Directory
  • Servers
  • Linux
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
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  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Virtualization
  • VMware
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Windows
  • Networking
  • ITIL
  • Operating Systems
  • Hyper-V
  • Network Security
  • Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Cisco Systems Products
  • VMware vSphere
  • VMWare ESXi
  • Windows 7
  • System Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Switches
  • Citrix

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Resume Skills: Server

  • Linux
  • Unix
  • Windows Server (2012, 2016, 2019)
  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • Windows Server
  • Linux Server (Red Hat, Ubuntu)
  • Server Virtualization (VMWare, Hyper-V)
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Resume Skills: Networking

  • TCP/IP
  • Ethernet
  • VPN
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Firewall
  • VoIP
  • WLAN
  • Cisco Systems Products
  • Juniper Networks Products
  • VMWare
  • Microsoft Azure
  • AWS
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • LAN
  • WAN
  • VLAN
  • IPv4/IPv6
  • Layer 3 Switching
  • Layer 2 Switching
  • Pod to Fabric
  • MPLS
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • Routing
  • Wireless Networking
  • CLI
  • Command Line
  • FTP
  • HTTP
  • Switching & Routing
  • VPNs
  • Firewalls
  • Cisco Routers
  • Juniper Firewalls
  • VLANs
  • Network Security
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cisco IOS
  • Juniper Networks
  • Firewall Management
  • DHCP/DNS Servers
  • WAN Technologies
  • IP Schemas
  • Cisco Systems
  • IBM Software
  • Troubleshooting
  • QoS
  • Cisco Routers and Switches
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Juniper JUNOS
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • DNS/DHCP administration
  • Firewalls (iptables, Cisco ASA)
  • Wireshark
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
  • NetScout
  • SolarWinds
  • Nagios
  • NetFlow Analyzer
  • Putty
  • Active Directory
  • Juniper
  • F5
  • SonicWall
  • VMware
  • Servers
  • Ethernet cables
  • Firewall appliances
  • Routers (Juniper, CISCO)
  • Load Balancers
  • DNS Servers
  • Nmap
  • Nessus
  • OpenSSH
  • OpenSSL
  • OpenNMS
  • NetworkMiner
  • Rapid7 Nexpose
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
  • Windows Server
  • Linux Server
  • VOIP
  • UDP
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Resume Skills: Programming

Resume Skills: Tools

  • Nagios
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Git
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • SolarWinds
  • Wireshark
  • NetFlow
  • Cisco IOS
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Puppet
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Nmap
  • Nessus
  • Microsoft Office
  • Ansible
  • VMware
  • Network Analyzer
  • SNMP
  • PowerShell
  • NetScaler
  • NetFlow Analyzer
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Resume Skills: Systems

  • Windows Server
  • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu)
  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Windows Server (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • MacOS
  • Windows Server 2012/2016
  • Unix
  • Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat)
  • Windows
  • Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server (2016, 2019)
  • Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu)
  • Linux/Unix
  • Windows (Server 2016/2012/2008/2003)
  • Unix/Linux
  • UNIX
  • Solaris
  • Windows 7/10
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Active Directory
  • VMware vSphere
  • Veeam Backup
  • SCCM
  • SNMP
  • Hyper-V
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Resume Skills: Hardware

  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Servers
  • Ethernet cables
  • Firewall appliances
  • Routers (Juniper, CISCO)
  • Firewalls
  • Load Balancers
  • DNS Servers
  • Access Points
  • Storage Arrays
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Resume Skills: Protocols

Resume Skills: Coding Languages

Resume Skills: Security

  • Firewalls
  • DDOS mitigation
  • Intrusion Prevention/Detection System (IDS/IPS)
  • VPNs
  • Firewalls (Cisco ASA, NetScreen)
  • VPN
  • Security audits
  • SSL/IPSec
  • Network security
  • Firewalls (Cisco, Juniper)
  • SIEM
  • Endpoint Protection
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Antivirus
  • Firewall
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Security Analysis
  • Encryption & PKI
  • Cybersecurity
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Encryption
  • Anti-virus
  • Anti-spam
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
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Resume Skills: OS & Dev

Resume Skills: Solutions and Systems

Resume Skills: Software & Applications

Resume Skills: Network Security

Resume Skills: Network Technologies

Resume Skills: Debugging

Resume Skills: Hardware & Software

Resume Skills: Software

Resume Skills: Scripting

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Sample Network Administrator Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2020 - Present
Senior Network Administrator
Initiated a strategic overhaul of the company's entire network infrastructure that resulted in a 45% increase in system efficiency and uptime.
Spearheaded the successful migration of 3,000 users from an outdated Microsoft Exchange version to Office 365, ensuring zero downtime during the transition.
Architected and implemented a robust data backup and recovery solution, reducing data loss incidents by 90%.
Reduced network security incidents by 35% by implementing rigorous firewall and network access protocols in line with ITIL methodology.
Managed and mentored a team of 5 junior network administrators, improving overall team productivity by 20%.
IBM April 2017 - February 2020
Network Administrator
Managed DHCP and DNS settings in a complex network involving over 100 servers, contributing to a 25% boost in network performance.
Successfully migrated 50 physical servers to a virtual environment using VMware, slashing maintenance costs by 30%.
Streamlined network processes through implementing a VPN, notably improving remote work capabilities for 500+ employees.
Resume Worded January 2014 - April 2017
Assistant Network Administrator
Supported a significant network upgrade project, contributing to a 15% increase in network speed and efficiency.
Implemented Microsoft SQL Server for databases, addressing system glitches and improving operational speed by 20%.
Resume Worded University December 2016
Master of Science in Information Technology - Networking
Focus on Network architecture and management strategies
Resume Worded Academic Center August 2015
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Focus on Data Center certification track
Part-time, as I was working at Resume Worded simultaneously
Networking: Cisco Systems Products, Juniper Networks Products, VMWare, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Wide Area Network (WAN)
Operating Systems: Windows Server, Linux (Debian, Ubuntu), Mac OS X, Microsoft Active Directory
Coding Languages: Python (Intermediate), Shell script (Intermediate), Powershell (Basic)
Security: Firewalls, DDOS mitigation, Intrusion Prevention/Detection System (IDS/IPS), VPNs
Certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Projects: Upgraded and migrated corporate network infrastructure to AWS Cloud at
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor for Network+ Certification at Resume Worded Foundation
Your Name
Network Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2021 - Present
Senior Network Engineer
Revamped the company's networking strategy, leading to a noticeable improvement in network stability and a 30% reduction in connectivity issues.
Pioneered the implementation of Cisco Systems network products, boosting network security and significantly reducing unauthorized access incidents.
Mentored a team of network professionals, amplifying team performance and hastening problem resolution by 25%.
Implemented the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), which increased speed and reliability of the network by 30%.
Spearheaded network virtualization efforts deploying Hyper-V, enabling us to host 50% more applications on the existing hardware.
Microsoft June 2017 - March 2021
Network Engineer
Integrated Active Directory with Windows Server, enhancing security while improving user management efficiency by 40%.
Employed advanced network diagnostics tools, reducing system downtimes by 20%.
Setup a secure, company-wide VPN enabling seamless remote working for 300+ employees. February 2015 - June 2017
Network Technician
Diagnosed and resolved complex network connectivity issues, improving network uptime by 10%.
Assisted in the migration of Linux-based servers to Windows servers, contributing to an improved system performance by 15%.
Resume Worded Institute January 2021
Certified Network Professional (CNP)
Intensive hands-on training in network solutions
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master of Computer Science - Network Engineering
Thesis: Advancements in Network Security Protocols
Networking Hardware: Switches, Routers, Servers, Ethernet cables, Firewall appliances
Networking Software: Nmap, Wireshark, Nessus, OpenSSH, OpenSSL, VSFTPD
OS & Dev: Linux (Expert), Windows Server (Proficient), Python (Intermediate), SQL (Proficient)
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP)
Professional Training: Network Security Training, IPv6 Training Program
Awards & Achievements: Microsoft Innovation Award (2020), Network Engineer of the Year - (2017)
Projects: Lead architect of Data Center Design at Resume Worded - upgraded data center network architecture incorporating new security advancements
Your Name
IT Network Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2019 - Present
Lead IT Network Specialist
Implemented an optimized Domain Name System (DNS) structure, reducing network latency by 25% and enhancing load balancing.
Managed and strengthened firewall systems, resulting in an 18% reduction in security breaches.
Led the smooth conversion from a physical server setup to a virtualized environment using VMware, leading to a 30% cost reduction in hardware expenses.
Conducted extensive staff training on network security, significantly reducing human-error related network issues by 20%.
Introduced robust network monitoring and ticketing systems, speeding up the issue resolution process by 40%.
IBM June 2016 - January 2019
IT Network Specialist
Designed and implemented network architecture for a new company branch involving 500 workstations, aiding a smooth and timely launch.
Implemented Microsoft SQL Servers, resulting in a 15% improvement in database processing time.
Upgraded a network of 75 computers to Windows 10, improving overall system performance and security.
Resume Worded January 2013 - June 2016
Junior IT Network Specialist
Maintained inventory and upgraded network hardware as necessary, reducing system downtime by 10%.
Assisted in the installation and setup of an internal VPN, enabling secure remote access for staff.
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Certified in implementing and troubleshooting LAN and WAN
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Science in Computer Science - Networking
Focused on network design and management, hands-on experience with routers and switches.
Networking: LAN, WAN, VLAN, WLAN, VPN, TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6
Server Systems: Windows Server, Linux, Unix, VMware, Hyper-V
Tools: Wireshark, SolarWinds, NetFlow, Nagios, Cisco IOS
Certifications: CompTIA A+ Certification (2017), CompTIA Network+ Certification (2015)
Projects: Designed & implemented a scalable network architecture for a start-up, resulting in improved data flow and security.
Volunteering: Served as IT support for a local charity organization, troubleshooting network issues and maintaining servers.
Awards: IBM Star of Excellence Award (2018), Resume Worded Rising Star Award (2014)
Your Name
Information Technology Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded November 2019 - Present
Senior Network Administrator
Spearheaded the implementation of advanced Cisco systems products, enhancing network security and reducing vulnerability by 60%.
Redesigned the current Active Directory environment, culminating in a 40% increase in system administration efficiency.
Led the Windows server migration for over 1000 users, achieving zero downtime and commendations for seamless user experience.
Devised and installed high-level corporate firewalls, reducing potential network threats by 73% and increasing network security.
Instituted an effective VPN (Virtual Private Network) for 800 remote employees, promoting productivity and secure data transfer.
Verizon Communications December 2016 - November 2019
Network Administrator
Implemented network policies resulting in a 45% improvement in network functionality and reliability.
Managed computer hardware and servers across multiple locations, boosting performance by 55%.
Seamlessly performed system upgrades, software installations, and Windows 7 to Windows 10 migrations for over 200 workstations.
IBM January 2015 - November 2016
Junior Network Administrator
Streamlined DHCP server issues leading to a 30% decrease in troubleshooting related support tickets.
Installed Microsoft Exchange which improved email communication by 35%.
Maintained VMWare infrastructure and reduced server downtime by 20%.
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Administration
Thesis on 'Innovative Network Management Strategies'
Resume Worded Institute June 2014
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Minor in Network Communication
Awards: Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Networking Protocols/Technologies: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLAN, VPN, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, LAN, WAN, Switches, Routers
Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, Windows Server 2019/2016/2012, Cisco IOS
Network Management Software: SolarWinds, ManageEngine, Zabbix, Nagios, VMware vSphere
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
Certifications: CompTIA Network+ Certification (2021), ITIL Foundation Certification (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Network Administrator Mentor, Professional Network Administrators Association (2018-Present)
Professional Development: Completed Coursera's 'Managing Modern Desktops' course (2020), Attended annual Network Engineering Summit (2017-2020)
Projects: Developed an open-source network monitoring tool used by 100+ System Administrators globally
Your Name
Network Support Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE October 2018 - Present
Senior Network Support Engineer
Coordinated an overhaul of network structure, integrating Cisco systems products resulting in 50% increased network efficiency.
Optimized network security by deploying comprehensive firewall settings, reducing security threats by 70%.
Managed and maintained Windows Server updates for 350+ personnel, reducing system crashes by 40%.
Provided high-level technical support, resulting in a 90% customer satisfaction rating and 30% reduction in support tickets.
Ensured reliable system administration with effective Active Directory Management, reducing user issues by 35%.
Xerox Corporation July 2016 - September 2018
Network Support Engineer
Eliminated 70% of common networking issues with the implementation of proactive troubleshooting strategy.
Developed a centralized computer hardware server, enhancing overall system performance by 50%.
Seamlessly accomplished a company-wide transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10, achieving zero user downtime.
CDW March 2014 - June 2016
Technical Support Specialist
Boosted customer experience by 35% with the installation of Microsoft Exchange mail server.
Deployed VMWare server environment, ensuring a 20% increase in server uptime.
Implemented user-friendly firewall controls, resulting in a 25% decrease in user-related security breaches.
Resume Worded Institute October 2018
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security
Advanced practical knowledge in securing and managing network infrastructures to protect productivity gains and reduce costs
Resume Worded University February 2014
Bachelor of Engineering – Computer Networking
Specialized in Network Design, Implementation and Troubleshooting
Awards: Network Design Excellence (Top 3%), Dean's List (Top 10%)
Networking: LAN, WAN, VPN, Firewalls, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Ethernet
Hardware/Software: Cisco IOS, Juniper, Network Protocols, Routers, Switches
Troubleshooting: Network Performance Tuning, Network Design and Implementation, Network Troubleshooting, Network Hardware Configuration, Network Maintenance
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (2016)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor at Girls Who Code, encouraging and educating young women in technology fields (2016-2018)
Projects: Developed home network lab using Cisco hardware and VMWare, simulating various network scenarios
Your Name
System Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded December 2019 - Present
Senior System Administrator
Administered Active Directory bringing about improved system administration efficiency by 45%.
Performed a crucial role in the strategic implementation of Cisco Systems Products, increasing network functionality by 60%.
Leveraged VMWare for high availability and load balancing, improving servers' performance by 30%.
Drove seamless network security upgrades, expanding firewall coverage and reducing potential threats by 50%.
Promoted a versatile working environment via proficient VPN setup for 500+ remote employees, enhancing data safety and work efficiency.
Facebook, Inc. August 2017 - December 2019
System Administrator
Reduced system failures by 40% by managing software installation and Windows server updates efficiently.
Enhanced network reliability and speed by 30% by managing computer hardware and servers.
Decreased user issue frequency by 20% with a restructured technical support process.
Microsoft Corporation March 2016 - July 2017
IT Support Specialist
Streamlined DHCP server related issues culminating in a 30% reduction in network support tickets.
Integral in the installation of Microsoft Exchange, improving email functionality and communication by 35%.
Cut down server downtime by 18% by maintaining a robust VMWare infrastructure.
Resume Worded University June 2015
Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
Specialization in Network Management and Security
Achievements: Dean's List 2013 (Top 5%)
Resume Worded Academic Center August 2013
Certification in Cloud Administration (AWS Certified SysOps Administrator)
Part-time certification concurrently with professional role at Resume Worded
Honors: Received Best Performer Award in final practical exam
Operating Systems: Windows Server, Linux, MacOS, Ubuntu, Solaris, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Cloud Technology: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, AWS EC2, S3, Lambda, RDS
Virtualization Tools: VMware, Hyper-V, Docker, Kubernetes
Database & Storage Systems: MySQL, MariaDB, Cassandra, SQL Server, MongoDB, Oracle, NetApp
Certifications: Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate (2020), Google Professional Cloud Architect (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: New York Open Source Meetup (Founding Member and Organizer, frequent speaker)
Projects: Developed a Network Security tool as part of Microsoft Hackathon leading a team of 4
Awards: Facebook Star Performer (May 2018), Employee of the Month (Microsoft Corporation, June 2017)
Your Name
Network Operations Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Network Operations Specialist
Dynamically augmented network security protocols to mitigate cyber threats, resulting in a 25% decrease in security breaches.
Devised a unique strategy for optimizing Cisco routers and switches, improving data traffic by 35%.
Leveraged TCP/IP protocols along with telecommunications to enhance network design and compliance.
Coordinated a team to implement VoIP system, saving company over $10K in communication expenses annually.
Improved system administration response times by integrating Active Directory and Windows Server, bolstering efficiency of issue resolution by 40%. June 2018 - December 2021
Network Operations Specialist
Redesigned wireless technologies infrastructure, resulting in an increase in network uptime from 97% to 99.8%.
Incorporated Cisco Systems Products to enhance networking and troubleshooting capacities, improving efficiency by 30%.
Negotiated a contract with data center service providers, leading to annual savings of $50K for swift network operations.
IBM May 2016 - May 2018
Junior Network Operations Specialist
Provided technical support for routers and switch configuration, reducing downtimes by 20%.
Enhanced Voice over IP (VoIP) system resulting in improved call quality and decreased dropped calls by 15%.
Resume Worded Institute January 2021
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certification
Focus: Advanced Routing, LAN Switching, Troubleshooting
Resume Worded University April 2016
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Emphasis in Networking and Data Communication
Tech Achievement Award 2016
Networking Technologies: TCP/IP, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, NAT, DNS, SNMP, VLANs
OS & Network Tools: Windows, Linux, SolarWinds, Wireshark, Cisco IOS
Certifications: Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), ITIL Foundation Certification
Projects: Designed and set up a comprehensive networking lab for testing and debugging network issues
Leadership: Volunteer IT Support for Local Charity, Organizing Team Member for IBM Tech Symposium
Your Name
Network Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2022 - Present
Lead Network Engineer
Orchestrated the design and deployment of an enterprise-wide multilayered computer network operation.
Effectively utilized Cisco routers, switches and other products in network configuration, enhancing overall operational efficiency by 25%.
Exhibited leadership over a diverse team to manage system administration involving Windows Servers, leading to a 15% drop in system crashes.
Incorporated robust network security measures, curbing cyber attacks by 30%.
Improved network design by innovatively integrating Active Directory and TCP/IP protocols, increasing inter-network communication efficiency by 35%.
Resume Worded June 2017 - February 2022
Senior Network Engineer
Led a complete overhaul of the data center network infrastructure, leading to an 80% improvement in server availability.
Harnessed internet protocols to deliver seamless telecommunication services, improving customer satisfaction by 45%.
Established a comprehensive wireless communication system, thereby enhancing network reach and connectivity by 20%.
Google April 2015 - May 2017
Network Engineer
Implemented an automatic troubleshooting script that reduced network downtime by 30%.
Utilized VoIP to facilitate efficient communication across the company, resulting in annual savings of $25K.
Resume Worded University March 2022
Certification in Advanced Networking
Completed certification while working as a Lead Network Engineer at
Resume Worded University April 2015
Master's in Networking and Communication
Specialized in network security and data center switching.
Won the 2015 Networking Innovation Challenge award.
Networking Skills: VPN, DNS, DHCP, IP Addressing, SNMP, Wireless Networking
Programming: Python, Java, Perl, Shell scripting
Networking Equipment: Cisco Routers & Switches, Juniper, Netgear, Fortinet, Ubiquiti
Operating Systems: Windows Server, Linux, Unix, MacOS
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Projects: Led a successful project to revamp the internal networking infrastructure for Google.
Awards: Recognized as the 'Top Network Engineer' at Resume Worded for two consecutive years.
Volunteering: Guided young talents in the local community through the 'Coding for Kids' initiative.
Your Name
Network Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2023 - Present
Lead Network Analyst
Orchestrated a 30% improvement in network efficiency by utilizing data analysis to enhance router and switch configurations.
Reduced network security breaches by 40% through diligent threat analysis and recommending changes to security protocols.
Coordinated with the team in integrating Cisco systems products for better network functionality, resulting in the reduction of network issues by 20%.
Strategically implemented VoIP throughout the organization, reducing telecom expenses by $15K annually.
Assisted in streamlining system administration tasks by creating scripts for Active Directory and Windows Servers, leading to an increase of 15% in system response times. July 2020 - January 2023
Senior Network Analyst
Played instrumental role in optimizing TCP/IP settings, resulting in 20% reduction in data packet loss.
Managed configuration and maintenance of wireless technologies, achieving 99.9% uptime during my tenure.
Evaluated and managed updates and configurations in data center, leading to a 20% increase in efficiency.
Microsoft June 2018 - June 2020
Network Analyst
Troubleshot networking issues pertaining to Cisco Routers, reducing downtimes by 25%.
Provided technical support, ensuring smooth network functionality and uptime.
Implemented recommended changes to the Internet Protocol (IP), increasing network stability by 15%.
Networking: VPN, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, VoIP, IPv4/IPv6
Security: Network Security, Firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM
Operating Systems: Windows Server, Linux, UNIX
Software and Tools: Nagios, Nmap, Nessus, Wireshark, NetFlow, SolarWinds
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (2021), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (2022)
Projects: Developed and implemented a secure network infrastructure for a local non-profit, increasing their security by 50%
Leadership & Volunteering: Data Privacy for Non-Profits (Seminar Speaker, 2021), Resume Worded Tech Mentoring (Mentor, 2022-Present)
Your Name
Local Area Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2020 - Present
Local Area Network Administrator
Completely overhauled network infrastructure improving reliability by 90% through efficient System Administration and Active Directory.
Reduced network outages by 70% through implementation of proactive fault isolation and troubleshooting strategies.
Managed Microsoft Exchange services for over 400 employees, optimizing mail flow and minimizing delivery delays.
Led the implementation of Windows Server 2019 company-wide, aligning with business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Coordinated efficient change management across servers resulting in 30% saving in service downtime.
Microsoft July 2016 - February 2020
Network Security Analyst
Devised robust network security policies that decreased security incidents by 80%.
Managed and maintained Windows 7/Windows 10 environment, reducing system crashes by 50%.
Played a pivotal role in the installation of VMWare, enhancing virtualization capabilities by 60%. January 2013 - June 2016
IT Support Specialist
Delivered high quality technical support resulting in a 40% increase in client satisfaction.
Implemented Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager resulting in streamlined deployment and management of client devices and servers.
Managed software installation and upgrades for 200+ users, minimizing workflow disruptions.
Resume Worded Institute January 2020
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Achieved this globally recognized certification in Information Technology and Network Security
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Science - Information Technology
Specialization in Network Administration and Security
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, MacOS
Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, LAN/WAN, Network Protocols, Troubleshooting
Security: Firewall Administration, McAfee, Norton, Kapersky, Threat & Vulnerability Management
Software & Tools: MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, VMWare, Wireshark
Certifications: CompTIA A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Projects: Successfully designed and implemented secure network systems for clients across various industries
Training: Regularly conduct training sessions on network security for internal teams and clients
Leadership: Led a team of IT specialists in a project to revamp the network security measures of a major corporation
Your Name
Network Solutions Architect
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2019 - Present
Network Solutions Architect
Architected and implemented a unified LAN/WAN solution that increased network efficiency by 70%.
Managed comprehensive Window Server environment, enhancing system reliability and uptime.
Incorporated vSphere infrastructure with VMware, doubling storage capacity within the same hardware footprint.
Reduced deployment time by 50% through effective use of Group Policy and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.
Guided the transformation of network security, reducing incidents by 75% through the deployment of advanced security systems.
IBM May 2014 - December 2018
Senior Network Administrator
Successfully increased data transmission speed by 40% by optimizing network administration processes.
Implemented a disaster recovery system, ensuring business continuity during critical periods.
Introduced problem-solving methodologies that improved network troubleshooting efficiency by 60%. January 2011 - April 2014
LAN Administrator
Managed Active Directory, contributing to a 30% improvement in process efficiency.
Handled technical support tasks, reducing customer complaints by 50%.
Managed maintenance of computer hardware for 300+staff, reducing equipment downtime by 40%.
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) - Enterprise
This certification focused on advanced routing, switching, troubleshooting, and security.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master's degree - Computer Science with Network Specialization
Secured top 10% in the graduating class
Networking Hardware: Cisco routers, Juniper switches, ASA firewalls, Sonicwall
Network Services: Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, VPN, WAN, LAN, WLAN, Microsoft Active Directory, SAN
Systems & Tools: SolarWinds, PuTTY, Wireshark, Netflow, SNMP, Microsoft Visio, Ansible
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing & Switching (2011)
Awards: Awarded IBM Eminence & Excellence Award for establishing office network infrastructure (2017)
Professional Development: Attended Network Architecture Design Conference, 2016-2019
Projects: Successfully redesigned company’s network infrastructure in accordance with principles of network design and data communication (IBM 2017)
Your Name
Systems Network Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2018 - Present
Systems Network Engineer
Designed and implemented a disaster recovery plan that reduced system recovery time by 70%.
Successfully managed technical support, reducing support ticket volume by 40%.
Spearheaded a network hardware refresh, improving network speed by 30% through a capacity and performance upgrade.
Led migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 environment, ensuring seamless transition with zero production downtime.
Integrated Microsoft Exchange into the existing network architecture, resulting in improved communication efficiency.
Cisco Systems May 2015 - July 2018
IT Network Specialist
Developed a system optimization strategy with network administration tools that decreased operational costs by 25%.
Managed security measures for network, successfully repelling a streak of attempted breaches.
Spearheaded Moodle server setup and administration for 500+ users, improving educational efficiency. March 2012 - April 2015
Junior Network Administrator
Managed Active Directory resulting in increased access speed by 35%.
Handled software installation for 150+ staff, ensuring that all systems had necessary and updated software.
Provided technical support, facilitating a 30% reduction in weekly logged errors.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2018
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching
Completed with distinction and placed in the top 10% achievers
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science - Computer Engineering
Specialization in Network Security
Awarded 'Outstanding Senior Project' for work in Wireless Networks
Networking: Routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP), VLAN, LAN & WAN, TCP/IP, DNS/DHCP, Juniper Network
Operating Systems: Windows Server (2012, 2016, 2019), Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS)
Hardware: Cisco Routers & Switches, Firewalls (Cisco ASA, Palo Alto, Fortinet)
Software & Tools: Wireshark, SolarWinds, PRTG Network Monitor, Cisco Packet Tracer, VMware ESXi
Certifications: CompTIA Network+ (July 2017), CompTIA Security+ (October 2016)
Projects: Led a cross-functional team in the installation and configuration of a scalable wireless network infrastructure for a local SME resulting in increased productivity
Training: Completed intensive Cisco Networking Bootcamp in 2017
Volunteering: Provided IT support and solutions to a nonprofit organization for a year

How do I add skills to a Network Administrator resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Network Administrator posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Domain Name System (DNS), Windows Server and Active Directory are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Firewalls and Network Administration.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Linux, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Servers - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Information Technology, VMWare ESXi and Citrix - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Highlight technical and engineering skills.

It's important to show hiring managers your technical experience, whether that's in your previous Network Administrator roles or other experiences. Try to emphasize your technical and engineering experience through your bullet points.

Emphasize your administrative skills.

Recruiters look for administrative skills on your Network Administrator, so highlight your experience with key administrative functions, like organizing workshops or communicating with customers and employees.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Network Administrator, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Network Administrator Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Network Administrator job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Network Administrator Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Resume Skills and Keywords from Related Jobs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top skills you should add to your Network Administrator resume?

Here are some of the most popular skills we see on Network Administrator resumes:

  • Network Administration
  • Windows Server
  • Firewalls
  • Active Directory
  • Servers
  • Linux
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

How do resume skills compare between a System Network Administrator and a Local Area Network Administrator?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for System Network Administrator positions include:

  • Windows Server
  • Active Directory
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • VMware
  • Hyper-V
  • System Administration
  • Network Administration
  • Virtualization

In comparison, skills we see on Local Area Network Administrator resumes include:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Technical Support
  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Windows XP
  • Security
  • Computer Hardware
  • Software Installation

What are good resume skills to include for different Network Administrator roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Local Area Network Administrator: Active Directory, Network Administration, System Administration, Windows Server and Troubleshooting
  • System Network Administrator: Microsoft Exchange, VMware, Hyper-V, Virtualization and VMWare ESXi
  • Information Technology Network Administrator: Networking, Network Security, Cisco Systems Products, Computer Hardware and Servers

Target your Resume to a Job Description

While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

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