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Network Engineer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • Cisco Systems Products
  • Switches
  • Firewalls
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Networking
  • Network Administration
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  • Network Security
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Routers
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Routing
  • Cisco Routers
  • Network Design
  • Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
  • Cisco IOS
  • Data Center
  • Troubleshooting
  • Cisco Nexus
  • Juniper Networks Products
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Fortinet

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Resume Skills: Networking

  • Cisco Networking
  • TCP/IP
  • BGP
  • DNS
  • DHCP
  • VPN
  • IPv4/IPv6
  • Ethernet
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Firewall
  • VoIP
  • WLAN
  • LAN
  • WAN
  • Firewalls
  • QoS
  • MPLS
  • Wi-Fi
  • OSPF
  • HSRP
  • PIM
  • IGMP
  • STP
  • Cisco IOS
  • Juniper JUNOS
  • VLAN
  • IPsec
  • Juniper
  • Firewalls (Palo Alto, Fortinet)
  • Juniper Networks
  • Network Security
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • VPNs
  • Network Architecture
  • IP Addressing
  • SNMP
  • Wireless Networking
  • Cisco Systems
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Network Design Pro
  • Wireshark
  • Packet Tracer
  • IP Addresses
  • Subnet Masks
  • Network Topology
  • Servers
  • Ethernet cables
  • Firewall appliances
  • Arista EOS
  • Pfsense
  • RIP
  • IPv6
  • RPC
  • NAT
  • VOIP
  • Cisco Routers & Switches
  • Netgear
  • Fortinet
  • Ubiquiti
  • Nmap
  • Nessus
  • OpenSSH
  • OpenSSL
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Resume Skills: Tools

  • Cisco Systems
  • Juniper Networks
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Network Design Pro
  • Wireshark
  • Packet Tracer
  • Nagios
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Git
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • SolarWinds
  • PRTG
  • CiscoWorks
  • Cacti
  • Putty
  • Nmap
  • Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Zenmap
  • OpenNMS
  • PRTG Network Monitor
  • Zabbix
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
  • NetFlow Analyzer
  • tcpdump
  • OpenVAS
  • Nessus
  • GNS3
  • NetSim
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Resume Skills: Software

  • Python
  • Git
  • Linux Shell Scripting
  • SQL
  • Ansible
  • Puppet
  • Routers (Juniper, Cisco)
  • Switches
  • Linux
  • UNIX
  • Load Balancer (F5)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Windows Server
  • VMWare
  • Virtual Networking
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Resume Skills: Protocols

Resume Skills: Hardware

Resume Skills: Systems

Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Server

Resume Skills: Programming

  • Python
  • Bash
  • PowerShell
  • SQL
  • Java
  • Perl
  • Python (Automated scripting)
  • Bash (Package and process management)
  • SQL (Data querying)
  • Shell scripting
  • Shell Scripting
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Resume Skills: OS & Dev

Resume Skills: Security

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Your Name
Network Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Network Engineer
Engineered an innovative approach to network security resulting in a 50% reduction in potential breaches
Designed advanced routing solutions using Cisco IOS and Juniper Network Products resulting in 20% increased efficiency
Implemented advanced Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) resulting in significant improvement in network resilience
Led installation and configuration of advanced firewalls resulting in robust network security
Deployed advanced Cisco Nexus switches in the data centers effectively increasing the data center capacity by 30% March 2017 - December 2019
Network Engineer
Designed an effective network using advanced Cisco routers resulting in 35% increased network performance
Implemented Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions across multiple locations reducing costs by 25%
Deployed advanced Virtual Private Network (VPN) for remote users increasing remote work capabilities by 30%
Cisco January 2015 - February 2017
Junior Network Engineer
Assisted in the development of network design using the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) improving interoperability
Supported the installation of routers and switches enhancing the network capabilities
Aided in the troubleshooting of network issues reducing downtime by 15%
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2016
Master of Science in Computer Networks
Concentration in Cybersecurity
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science
Honors: Cum Laude (Top 15% of the class)
Coursework: Advanced Computer Networks, Information Security
Networking: Cisco Networking, LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, BGP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, IPv4/IPv6
Software: Python, Git, Linux Shell Scripting, SQL, Ansible, Puppet
Hardware: Cisco Routers/Switches, Firewalls, Load Balancers, Servers
Protocols/Standards: OSI Model, Ethernet, FTP/SFTP, HTTP/HTTPS, SNMP, SSH
Your Name
Network Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Senior Network Consultant
Provided expert consultation on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), leading to an optimized routing system and improved network reliability
Designed and implemented a troubleshooting protocol that reduced network related issues by 25%
Lead the deployment of Cisco Nexus switches in the data center, improving its capacity by 40%
Introduced advanced Virtual Private Network (VPN) for remote users, increasing workflow productivity by 30%
Implemented advanced routing solutions using Cisco IOS, enhancing network performance by 20%
Juniper Networks July 2016 - January 2019
Network Consultant
Supported the design and implementation of a Wide Area Network (WAN) solution, reducing operational costs by 30%
Assisted in successful network designs using the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
Involved in designing and configuring firewalls, enhancing network security
Microsoft June 2014 - June 2016
Network Analyst
Contributed to the development of an effective network using advanced Cisco and Juniper routers
Aided in troubleshooting network issues, reducing downtime by 20%
Supported the installation of routers and switches, boosting network productivity
Resume Worded University June 2014
Master of Science in Network Engineering
Specialized in Network Consultancy and Solution Development
Resume Worded Academic Center July 2012
Certified Network Professional (CNP)
Specialized training in sophisticated networking technologies
Acquired skills in network design and implementation
Networking Tools & Platforms: Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Microsoft Azure, Network Design Pro, Wireshark, Packet Tracer
Networking Technologies: IP Addresses, Subnet Masks, Network Topology, LAN/WAN, VPN, Firewalls, TCP/IP, Ethernet
Certifications: Network+ Certification, CNP, CCNA, CCNP, MCSE
Languages: Python (Fluent), Bash (Fluent), PowerShell (Fluent), SQL (Intermediate)
Certifications: Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Team Leader, Habitat for Humanity (Directed a team of volunteers in constructing 10+ homes)
Projects: Redesigned corporate network infrastructure for ABC Company resulting in 40% improved efficiency and lower maintenance costs
Awards: Juniper Networks' Network Excellence Award (2017)
Your Name
Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2018 - Present
Senior Network Administrator
Developed and implemented a robust network security strategy using advanced firewalls, reducing potential breaches by 45%
Successfully administered Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions, saving the company 35% in associated costs
Managed advanced routing solutions deploying Cisco IOS and Juniper Network Products, resulting in increased network performance by 28%
Led a successful deployment of Cisco Nexus switches in the data centers, giving a 35% lift in data center capacity
Oversaw the introduction of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for remote users, enhancing remote work capabilities by 20%
IBM June 2016 - September 2018
Network Administrator
Implemented network designs using the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) improving network efficiency
Contributed to the installation and configuration of routers and switches, leading to enhanced network capabilities
Aided in complex troubleshooting of network glitches, bringing down downtime by 17%
Dell Technologies August 2013 - May 2016
Network Support Associate
Supported the development and implementation of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) improving network resilience
Assisted in developing network design using advanced routing solutions
Helped in the troubleshooting of network issues, contributing to a reduction in downtime by 10%
Resume Worded Institute October 2018
Certified Network Defence (CND) Certification
Certification focuses on creating Network Administrators who are trained on protecting, detecting, and responding to the threats on the network
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Science in Computer Networks
Specializations in wireless networking, network security, and high-speed switching and routing
Networking: TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, Ethernet, VPN, Routers, Switches, Firewall, VoIP, WLAN
Server: Linux, Unix, Windows Server (2012, 2016, 2019), VMware, Hyper-V
Programming: Python, Bash, PowerShell, SQL, Java, Perl
Tools: Nagios, AWS, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, Git, Jenkins, Jira, SolarWinds
Certifications: CompTIA Network+ (2018), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (2017)
Projects: Developed a network security plan to prevent and minimize threats for Resume Worded
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Instructor for Youth Coding Initiative
Achievements: Recognized for improving Resume Worded's network stability by 30%
Your Name
Network Security Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cisco Systems January 2019 - Present
Senior Network Security Engineer
Championed a project to redesign network architecture using F5 BigIP, resulting in a 70% improvement in network efficiency.
Implemented advanced network security practices including Firewalls and VPN which enhanced the security framework by 60%.
Strategically led the team to upgrade the existing Cisco ASA Security system that bolstered Cybersecurity, reducing security incidents by 35%.
Conceptualized and established a Data Center that improved the company's capacity to handle large amounts of data.
Developed an automated system using cloud computing that boosted work efficiency by 70%.
Juniper Networks January 2017 - December 2018
Network Security Analyst
Identified and fixed security gaps within the network by integrating Juniper Networks Products which led to a 25% drop in security breaches.
Streamlined network efficiency by conducting a thorough analysis of the existing network design, boosting the efficiency rate by 55%.
Collaborated with the Network Engineering team to increase the company's network security by deploying Checkpoint Firewall systems.
Resume Worded January 2015 - December 2016
IT Network Associate
Enhanced IT network efficiency by facilitating IP routing and Border Gateway Protocol making the network system robust and reliable.
Administered ITIL-based service management, improving IT service delivery and turnaround time by 27%.
Managed network gear and switches, owing to thorough knowledge of network administration principles, enhancing overall network performance by 45%.
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Part-time certification attained while working at Juniper Networks
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Science in Computer Science - Network Security
GPA: 3.8/4.0, Thesis: Implementation of Quantum Cryptography in Network Security
Networking: Cisco IOS, Juniper Junos, Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF), Firewalls, SSL VPN
Security: Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Network Access Control (NAC), Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Web Application Firewalls (WAF)
Tools: Wireshark, Nessus, Metasploit, Tcpdump, Snort, Splunk
Programming & Scripting: Python, SQL, Bash, PowerShell
Certifications: Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) - 2016, Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS) - 2017
Projects: Developed a custom network monitoring tool using Python for real-time threat detection - 2019
Awards: Employee of the Year at Cisco Systems - 2020
Volunteering: Offered cybersecurity training to over 100 non-profit organizations - 2018-Present
Your Name
Senior Network Security Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Palo Alto Networks April 2020 - Present
Principal Network Security Analyst
Spearheaded a team to revamp the existing cybersecurity initiatives, resulting in a 55% improvement in threat detection.
Immersed Palo Alto Networks security infrastructure into company networks, leading to increased intrusion prevention by 40%.
Strategized and implemented F5 BigIP load balancers, resulting in optimized traffic management and a 60% increase in network stability.
Conceived and implemented a virtual private network, strengthening the network security system, reducing data leaks by 30%
Organized professional workshops that improved the proficiency of the team on the upkeep of data centers, leading to a 30% increase in operational efficiency. January 2018 - March 2020
Network Security Engineer
Fortified company cybersecurity by incorporating the Checkpoint firewall technology into the system, leading to a 35% reduction in cyber threats.
Gained proficiency in Network Design and engineering methodologies to improve network reliability by 20%.
Introduced automated systems to the suite of Cisco System Products implemented, resulting in operational efficiency by 80%.
Accenture May 2016 - December 2017
Junior Network Security Analyst
Handled Border Gateway Protocol routing operations that increased network performance by 60%.
Leveraged skills in Network administration that boosted the efficiency of the local area network by 40%.
Assisted in the execution of ITIL protocols into the service management framework, minimizing service disruption by 22%.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2019
Master of Science - Network and Systems Management
Awarded Cybersecurity Scholarship for outstanding academic performance
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
Minors in Applied Mathematics
Received the Outstanding Senior Project in Networking and Security Award
Networking: Firewalls (Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto), Routers, Switches, Load Balancers, OSI model
Security Tools: IDS/IPS, Antivirus, SIEM, Advanced Malware Protection (e.g., FireEye)
Programming & Scripting: Python (Advanced), Java (Intermediate), JavaScript (Intermediate), Shell scripting
Standards & Frameworks: ISO 27001, ITIL, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, GDPR
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
Publications: Co-authored three articles published in the International Journal of Network Security
Conferences & Seminars: Speaker at Defcon 21 on 'Modern Network Threats and Mitigation Strategies'
Projects: Designed and implemented secure network architecture for SMEs, leading to a 30% reduction in cyber threats
Your Name
Cybersecurity Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2021 - Present
Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Launched a new cybersecurity strategy integrating Palo Alto Networks security solutions, resulting in a 45% reduction in breach incidents.
Managed cloud computing-based network security measures, leading to a 65% drop in unauthorized access attempts.
Pioneered the implementation of F5 BigIP systems, resulting in lesser network interruptions by 35%.
Executed advanced firewall solutions, hardening the network security posture supported by a reduction in security gaps by 40%
Strengthened the cybersecurity infrastructure by introducing Cisco ASA in the existing security chain, amplifying threat detection by 30%.
Resume Worded March 2019 - February 2021
Network Security Analyst
Attained excellence in Cybersecurity by implementing Juniper Networks Products, reducing the incidence of cyber threats by 30%.
Directed the integration of Security policy using Checkpoint, improving the security posture by 60%
Managed Data Center Operations, resulting in improved data processing efficiency by 40%.
IBM June 2017 - February 2019
Junior Cybersecurity Analyst
Assisted in the specification and configuration of VPNs that increased data security during transfer by 35%.
Assured smooth ITIL service management processes, consequently reducing service downtime by 30%.
Optimized switches and routers configuration, bolstering network performance by 55%.
Resume Worded Institute February 2021
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Awarded for demonstrating a globally recognized standard of competence provided by ISC²
Resume Worded University May 2017
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Concentration in Network Security and Cryptography
Cybersecurity Tools: ClearSwift, Qualys, Nessus, Wireshark, EnCase, Network Miner
Languages: Python (Advanced), SQL (Intermediate), C++ (Intermediate), Java (Basic)
Security Concepts: Risk Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Incident Response, Cryptography, Network Security
Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, Windows
Certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security+
Projects: Developed a secure network infrastructure for a local business, enhancing their security posture by 60%
Professional Affiliations: Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Conferences & Workshops: Attended DEF CON 27 and RSA Conference 2020 for the latest trends in cybersecurity
Your Name
Network Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cisco Systems June 2018 - Present
Senior Network Consultant
Directed a team of 10 to establish a robust network infrastructure across three regional offices using latest Cisco Systems Products, resulting in 35% faster data access.
Incorporated BGP protocol, enhancing the routing process resulting in increased network reliability by 20%.
Spearheaded a cybersecurity taskforce that bolstered Network Security and Firewall configurations, reducing security breaches by 90%.
Resume Worded June 2016 - May 2018
Network Engineer
Implemented cutting-edge F5 BigIP solutions to optimize network traffic and protect data, increasing network performance by 45%.
Applied advanced routing protocols including OSPF, BGP, and EIGRP to increase network reliability.
Streamlined company-wide adoption of Cisco Nexus switches, boosting network efficiency by 30%.
AT&T April 2013 - June 2016
Junior Network Engineer
Developed a secure VPN providing a 50% increase in the speed of secure access for remote employees.
Successfully established a Wide Area Network (WAN) connecting four external offices, enhancing overall communication speed by 60%.
Collaborated in the design and implementation of Data Center network infrastructure, improving the server accessibility by 25%.
Resume Worded Institute May 2016
Master of Science in Computer Networking
Concentration in Network Design and Management
Resume Worded University June 2013
Bachelor of Technology - Computer Engineering
Minor in Information Systems
Award: Top Network Design Project (2012)
Networking: Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, MPLS
Systems: Linux, Unix, Windows Server (2008/2012/2016)
Tools & Software: Wireshark, Cisco Packet Tracer, GNS3, Netcracker, SNMPc
Technologies: VPN, VoIP, QoS, Firewall, IPS/IDS
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Projects: Designing and implementing network infrastructure for Startup XYZ, resulting in a 20% increase in efficiency
Volunteering: Uplift Network (Provided network support and solutions for local nonprofits)
Awards: Cisco Systems Top Performer Award (2019)
Your Name
Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE August 2019 - Present
Senior Network Administrator
Redesigned company-wide network architecture using Cisco Systems Products, leading to 30% more efficient traffic management.
Executed Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocols effectively, improving routing efficiency by 40%.
Installed and configured Cisco ASA firewalls, reducing cyber threats by 85%.
Microsoft May 2016 - July 2019
Network Specialist
Designed and deployed MPLS networks, securing 99.9% uptime and increasing communication efficiency among global offices.
Practiced effective Network Engineering techniques, resulting in a 47% reduction in network downtime.
Utilized F5 BigIP solutions, optimizing the network to accommodate large scale data traffic.
Resume Worded February 2014 - April 2016
Junior Network Specialist
Contributed to the implementation of a secure VPN network, speeding up remote access by 40%.
Helped in setting up a Wide Area Network (WAN), improving overall inter-office data transmission by 30%.
Involved in the installation of data center networking equipment, easing data access by 20%.
Resume Worded Institute January 2014
Master of Science - Network Security
Emphasis on cryptography, risk management and cyberlaws
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
Concentration in Networking and Data Communications
Honors: Summa Cum Laude (Top 2% of the class)
Security: Firewalls (Cisco, Juniper), IDS/IPS, SIEM, Endpoint Protection
Operating Systems: Windows Server (2008, 2012, 2016), Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS)
Tools: Wireshark, Cisco Packet Tracer, SolarWinds, Nagios, Puppet
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – July 2019, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – November 2018
Continuing Education: Attends Network+ boot camps to stay current in field – 2014-present
Professional Associations: Active member, Network Professional Association (NPA) – 2014-present
Volunteer Experience: Supplier of network maintenance for local non-profit organizations
Your Name
Network Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
HP June 2018 - Present
Senior Network Analyst
Leveraged Cisco Systems Products to enhance company's networking capabilities, leading to a 35% increase in network capacity.
Applied innovative routing protocols including OSPF, BGP, and EIGRP to optimize network efficiency.
Led installation and optimization of Network Security systems, reducing security incidents by 80%. March 2015 - May 2018
Network Administrator
Deployed and managed wide-scale F5 BigIP systems, increasing network performance by 40%.
Implemented advanced VPN configurations to provide secure remote access to 500+ employees.
Utilized Cisco Nexus switches to bolster network infrastructure, reducing network failures by 30%.
AT&T January 2012 - February 2015
Junior Network Administrator
Assisted in formulating a comprehensive WAN strategy, contributing to a 25% increase in data transfer speeds.
Participated in designing and setting up Data Center networks, enhancing uninterrupted service availability by 30%.
Collaborated in the installation of Cisco ASA firewalls, enhancing the network's resilience to cyber attacks.
Resume Worded Institute January 2018
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Part-time certification alongside employment at
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking
Specialized courses: Advanced Networking Concepts, Security Protocols, Network Configuration
Awards: RWU Networking Excellence Award (Top 5% class performers)
Networks & Protocols: TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, SNMP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, IPv6, VPN, IPSEC
Network Tools & Software: Wireshark, SolarWinds, Cisco IOS, VPNs, NetSim, Nagios, Advanced IP Scanner
Systems & Platforms: Linux, Windows Server, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud
Security & Compliance: Firewalls, Network Security, Compliance Audits, Data Privacy
Certifications: CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional, CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional
Projects: Setup and Maintenance of Small Business Network Infrastructure, Decreasing network downtime by 20%
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor - Girls Who Code, Tech Speaker - Local Networking Events
Awards: HP Bravo Award for Network Excellence, Employee of the Month -
Your Name
Network Operations Center Engineer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cisco Systems January 2021 - Present
Senior Network Operations Center Engineer
Augmented network stability by 30% by conducting proactive network and server performance optimization using Cisco Systems Products.
Increased system performance by 45% by implementing network-wide IP telephony VoIP.
Streamlined Network Operations Center (NOC) through the incorporation of Cisco Routers and Switches, reducing troubleshooting time by 25%.
Functioned as the point of contact for high-level RFx work, leading to successful patient data processing.
Executed OSPF and BGP successfully, contributing to the reduction in network downtime from 10% to 2% in 6 months.
Resume Worded May 2017 - December 2020
Network Operations Center Engineer
Executed a major company-wide switch to Windows Server, leading to a 40% reduction in system crashes.
Improved the speed and efficiency of the Wide Area Network (WAN) by 35% by streamlining the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).
Conducted troubleshooting operations resulting in 30% less downtime across all company network operations.
Successfully reduced overall network disruptions by conducting regular network administration tasks.
Apple January 2014 - April 2017
Junior Network Operations Center Engineer
Implemented efficient router configurations utilizing TCP/IP, which improved the network performance by 25%.
Assisted in cutting down communication costs by 20% by deploying VoIP across the company after extensive testing.
Managed high priority troubleshooting utilizing Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) thereby improving network efficiency by 15%.
Resume Worded University December 2013
Master of Science in Network Engineering
Specialization in Network Security
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP)
Received certification with focus on routing and switching technologies
Networking: TCP/IP, DNS, SNMP, Ethernet, IPSec, VPN
Hardware: Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Load Balancers, Firewalls
Programming: Python, Shell scripting, Java, JavaScript, C++
Software: Wireshark, SolarWinds, Cisco IOS, Ansible, Linux/Unix
Certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - 2020, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) - 2017
Projects: Designed and implemented a secure network infrastructure for a Fortune 500 company
Professional Development: Attended annual Cisco Live conference for network professionals 2015-2021
Volunteering: Mentored junior engineers in network security best practices at local community center
Your Name
Senior Network Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Microsoft March 2019 - Present
Senior Network Administrator
Successfully implemented a WAN connecting five global locations, which improved inter-departmental communication by 40%.
Led the transition from traditional servers to Cloud-based solutions, reducing server-related issues by 30% and gaining 20% increase in efficiency.
Implemented MPLS integration, eliminating connection issues and increasing network reliability by 15%.
Designed and executed successful upgrades to Cisco switches and routers, leading to increased network speeds and reduced bottlenecking by 20%.
Performed critical troubleshooting tasks, decreasing downtime by 10%. June 2015 - February 2019
Network Administrator
Designed and deployed an OSPF-based solution that smoothened the load across servers, causing a 25% increase in network efficiency.
Streamlined data flow by improving the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), reducing data latency by 20%.
Managed extensive network protocols including TCP/IP and BGP that led to a 15% increase in the overall performance of the internet suite.
IBM March 2012 - May 2015
Junior Network Administrator
Supportively worked on TCP/IP protocols, which increased the efficiency of the network operations center.
Managed the successful implementation of Cisco Systems Products, resulting in streamlined operations and a 10% increase in network speed.
Collaborated with the senior team on the incorporation of VoIP, slashing communication costs by 15%.
Resume Worded University Feb 2012
Master of Computer Science - Network and Security
Coursework: Advanced Networking, Network Security, Cryptography
Resume Worded Institute Jan 2010
Certified Network Professional (CNP)
A specialized certification program covering advanced networking concepts and techniques
Network Tools: Wireshark, NetFlow, Nagios, Nmap, Nessus, SolarWinds
Hardware: Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Load Balancers, Servers
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Juniper Networks Certified Enterprise Routing and Switching Expert
Leadership & Volunteering: Network Administrator Volunteers (Mentor), Tech For Good (Network Equipment Donation Coordinator)
Projects: Designed and implemented a successful network upgrade for a non-profit organization, enhancing their efficiency by 40%
Awards: Microsoft MVP for Enterprise Networking (2021), IBM Spot Award for Technical Excellence (2014)
Your Name
Network Architect
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Amazon August 2020 - Present
Senior Network Architect
Led a team in the design and deployment of a Hybrid Cloud Network, decreasing network downtime by 15% and increasing network speeds by 20%.
Revolutionized operational efficiency by 40% through successfully implementing WAN and VoIP.
Optimized data delivery by 20% by restructuring the design to utilize Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).
Reduced system crashes by 15% by transitioning network’s hierarchical suite protocol to TCP/IP.
Led a team to design and execute the integration of WAN, resulting in more robust, reliable network connectivity.
Resume Worded January 2016 - July 2020
Network Architect
Masterminded an OSPF method to balance and distribute the entire routing operation, improving operational efficiency by 15%.
Collaborated with the team to successfully transition from traditional routers to Cisco routers, streamlining network efficiency by 30%.
Enhanced data flow by improving the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), ultimately reducing data latency by 30%.
Facebook October 2011 - December 2015
Junior Network Architect
Improved data transmission speeds by implementing Solarwinds, resulting in a 20% increase in network efficiency.
Facilitated the team with transitioning to Cisco Routers, improving the network congestion by 10%
Assisted in setting up VoIP, resulting in a 15% reduction in telecommunication costs across the company.
Resume Worded Institute July 2019
Certified Network Professional (CNP)
Specialization: Network Architect (with honors)
Resume Worded University May 2011
Master of Science - Computer Science
Core coursework: Advanced Computer Networks, Cloud Computing, Network Security
Recognized for innovation in designing network systems and infrastructure
Computer Networking: Cisco IOS, Juniper, Arista EOS, WLAN, LAN, VPN, CWDM/DWDM
Network Protocols: TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, RIP, MPLS, DNS
Cloud Services: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud
Network Design Tools: Visio, CAD, Netformx, Solarwinds, Riverbed Modeler
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP, 2017), Certified Wireless Network Architect (CWNA, 2015)
Projects: Led redesign of corporate network infrastructure at Resume Worded integrating cloud services, resulted in 30% cost savings
Professional Affiliation: Member, Network Professional Association (NPA)
Awards: Amazon Network Architect of the Year (2022), Facebook's Excellence Award for Network Innovation (2014)
Your Name
Manager Network Engineering
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Manager Network Engineering
Overcame data center constraints with an innovative network design reducing latency by 35% while increasing overall network capacity.
Spearheaded the integration of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), which reduced network costs by 15% and increased efficiency.
Led a team developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan, ensuring 99.9% availability of IT services.
Improved network security by implementing cutting-edge security measures, reducing security breaches by 60%.
Negotiated contracts with vendors, saving the company $500,000 yearly on network equipment and services.
Cisco June 2018 - December 2021
Senior Network Engineer
Implemented a new Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) reducing network inconsistencies by 45%.
Successfully led the company's migration from Ethernet to Wireless Technologies, improving network connectivity for 10,000 users.
Devised and implemented network architecture that enhanced the firm's Internet Protocol (IP) traffic management.
AT&T April 2014 - May 2018
Network Engineer
Implemented Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), improving network stability and performance.
Provided Managed Services, boosting by 20% our service level agreement compliance.
Engaged in the successful deployment of Voice over IP (VoIP) across the office, providing a 30% reduction in communication cost.
Resume Worded Institute January 2022
Certified Network Professional (CNP)
Intensive course covering advanced aspects of network management and design
Resume Worded University March 2014
Master of Science in Information Technology
Specialty in Networking and Systems Management
Award: RWU Merit Scholar (Top 5% of class)
Technical Platforms: Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS, Arista EOS
Programming: Python, Java, Bash Scripting
Tools: Wireshark, Solarwinds, NetScout, Nagios
Certifications: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Projects: Redesign and implementation of Cisco-based network infrastructure at Resume Worded resulting in 30% performance improvement
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor, Cybersecurity Career Track (Resume Worded)
Your Name
Information Systems Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2019 - Present
Information Systems Manager
Optimized data center operations, enhancing server efficiency by 30%.
Managed integration of effective wireless technologies resulting in 40% increase in connectivity speed.
Introduced MPLS, improving network reliability and reducing downtimes by 50%.
Developed disaster recovery strategies ensuring seamless continuity of business operations.
Managed relationships with multiple vendors, negotiating reduced costs for telecommunications needs by 25%.
IBM June 2015 - February 2019
IT Project Manager
Spearheaded a project that transitioned the company from outdated Ethernet technology to more modern network solutions, improving efficiency by 30%.
Managed larger scale network engineering projects boosting overall project completion by 40%.
Achieved significant improvements in network security, reducing security breaches by 60%.
Introduced new Cisco Systems products, effectively improving server capacity by 25%.
Microsoft January 2012 - May 2015
Network Analyst
Maximized browsing speed by managing the reconfiguration of TCP/IP protocols.
Participated in the re-designing of company's network architecture, greatly improving server response times.
Reduced service delay by 20% by successfully setting up and maintaining BGP.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2015
Master of Business Administration - Information Systems Management
Focused on strategic IT management and digital innovation
Resume Worded University December 2011
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
Specialized in networks and distributed systems
Award: Outstanding Senior Project in Computer Science
Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, Windows Server, IBM AIX, VMware, Microsoft Azure
Programming and Scripting: Python, Java, C++, PowerShell, Bash, Perl
Networking and Protocols: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SIP, HTTP, SSL, VPN, LAN/WAN, Ethernet, WLAN
Project Management Tools: MS Project, Jira, Trello, Asana, Agile, Scrum
Certifications: PMP (Project Management Professional), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor at Cybersecurity Young Professionals Society, Volunteer at Code for Good
Courses: Advanced Computer Networking (Coursera), IT Project Management (Harvard Business School e-classes)
Awards: IBM Manager Excellence Award (2018), Microsoft Network Analyst of the Year (2014)
Your Name
Network Infrastructure Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded December 2020 - Present
Network Infrastructure Manager
Planned, coordinated and executed VoIP integration project across 10 sites, reducing telecommunication expenses by 40%.
Accelerated recovery time during network disaster downtime by 50% by devising comprehensive disaster recovery plans.
Managed vendor relations leading to a consistent 20% reduction in annual costs.
Achieved a seamless data center migration, ensuring zero downtime and resulting in a 30% performance increase.
Enhanced network architecture through the introduction of MPLS, achieving an overall 35% network speed increase. January 2018 - November 2020
Network Engineer
Successfully transitioned the company's IP suite from IPv4 to IPv6, which improved overall network efficiency by 30%.
Contributed to the successful installation and maintenance of Cisco network hardware and software.
Assisted in the design and implementation of company-wide VoIP system, reducing monthly communication costs by 25%.
Cisco October 2014 - December 2017
Junior Network Engineer
Collaborated in the deployment of cutting-edge wireless technology ensuring constant connectivity across the company.
Participated in redefining the company’s network security strategy, successfully reducing network vulnerability by 40%.
Assisted in the update and maintenance of the company’s BGP which improved overall network stability.
Resume Worded Institute December 2013
Master of Science in Network and System Administration
Specialized in Security and Recovery Solutions
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science
Minored in Data Communication and Networking
Award: Dean's List 2008-2010 (Top 10%)
Networking: Routing, Switching, WAN/LAN, TCP/IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Firewall Configuration
Systems: Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac OS
Software: Python, Java, JavaScript, C, C++, SQL, HTML, CSS
Tools: Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft Office Suite
Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - May 2021, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - February 2012
Leadership & Volunteering: Network Professional Association (Board Member and Chair, 2018-Present)
Projects: Designed and implemented an optimized network system for saving the company approximately 15% in operating costs

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Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Network Engineer posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Network Engineering, Cisco Systems Products and Network Security are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Networking and Switches.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Firewalls, Network Administration and Virtual Private Network (VPN) - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Cisco Routers, Cisco IOS and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) - 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 Engineer roles or other experiences. Try to emphasize your technical and engineering experience through your bullet points.

Highlight any software engineering or development experience.

Programming and software development are common skill sets for Network Engineer roles, so try to highlight related accomplishments in your summary, work experience or skills sections.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What hard skills should you include on a Network Engineer resume?

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

  • Network Engineering
  • Cisco Systems Products
  • Switches
  • Firewalls
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Networking
  • Network Administration
  • Network Security

How do resume skills compare between a Wireless Network Engineer and a Manager Network Engineering?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Wireless Network Engineer positions include:

  • Wireless Networking
  • Cisco Wireless
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Network Engineering
  • CWNA
  • Networking
  • Cisco Systems Products
  • Switches

In comparison, skills we see on Manager Network Engineering resumes include:

  • Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Data Center
  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Network Architecture
  • Ethernet
  • Vendor Management
  • Disaster Recovery

What are good resume skills to include for different Network Engineer 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:

  • Information Technology Network Engineer: Network Engineering, Cisco Systems Products, Cisco Routers, Networking and Network Administration
  • Manager Network Engineering: Network Design, Internet Protocol (IP), Voice over IP (VoIP), Data Center and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • Wireless Network Engineer: Wireless Networking, Cisco Wireless, Wireless Technologies, CWNA and Switches
  • Director Network Engineering: Telecommunications, Ethernet, Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Wide Area Network (WAN)

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