Network Support Operative

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Card information

The ECS Network Support Operative card is designed for those with a working knowledge and understanding of physical and virtual networks to a Level 2 standard who are working under direction or assisting others to help manage, build, or maintain networks, often as part of a team. 

This occupation is focused on the effective delivery of systems, dealing both with hardware and software issues, supporting customers with technical issues and development in connected areas. 

There are a number of disciplines and qualification routes relevant to these cards which include: 

  • Network Engineering 
  • Systems Administration 
  • Data Centre Operations (Audit, Design, Energy, Sustainability) and Management 
  • Server Environments
  • Server Administration 
  • Systems Engineering 
  • Network Systems Support
  • Network Administration 

Eligibility and requirements

To be eligible for one of the two card types under this occupation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Level 2 or 3 qualifications or approved certifications in a relevant discipline 
    • This includes a range of awards and certifications from CompTIA, Amazon, Cisco, VMware, Linux and others approved by the ECS Steering Committee - see the list on the right column or bottom of this page for full list
  • Hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment. For details visit the ECS H&S Assessment page

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