Real Convos with Real Leaders
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- Kamaljeet Sanghera – Interim Executive Director of the Institute for Digital Innovation (IDIA), George Mason University
- Darryl E. Peek II – Head of Federal Strategic Partnerships, Google Cloud Public Sector
- Networking Engineers are responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring and managing the local and wide area networks of an organization to ensure maximum uptime for users – that sounds very broad! Can you give us an idea of what exactly a career in networking entails?
- Why do companies/organizations need an expert to set up their networks? Can’t anyone just set up a computer?
- What is your job like on a day-to-day basis?
- Do networking professionals need a specific major and/or certifications?
- What other jobs are related to networking? (Or what other IT jobs did you consider?) Are there other career paths that are similar?
- How did you end up in your current role?
- Let’s talk about careers in IT as a whole –
- What type of career options do IT professionals have?
- What type of career stability is there in IT?
- During these unprecedented times of the pandemic – how has it impacted those in the IT sector?
What They Do:
- Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
- Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
- Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
- Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
- Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.