A network administrator is an IT expert who manages an organization's network. He/She is a person who is responsible for controlling or managing network environment. He/She is also responsible to install and operate all the required hardware and software in the network, and manage hardware, software, data etc. of network users in the network environment.
- The network administrator must possess a high level of technological knowledge and is most commonly the highest level of technical staff within a given organization. Network administrators keep networks operational and monitor functions and operations within the network.
- A network administrator is responsible for installing, maintaining and upgrading any software or hardware required to efficiently run a computer network. The IT or computer network may extend to a local area network, wide area network, the Internet and intranets.