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Difference between Network Administrator and System Administrator

  • Last Updated : 04 Nov, 2020

1. Network Administrator :
Network Administrator is a person who maintains computer infrastructure with more focus on networking. Network administrator looks after server infrastructure, installs and configures Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN), maintains hub where all server are located, takes care of network devices, installs and maintains set-up network.

Roles of a network administrator :

  • Configuring and testing network equipment.
  • Ordering for required network devices.
  • Maintenance of network infrastructure.
  • Monitoring Network activities.
  • Troubleshooting networking problems.

2. System Administrator :
System Administrator is a person who manages daily business computer system with more focus on multi-user computing environment. System administrator looks after computer systems, installing and configuring software and update, maintains design elements, takes care of server, monitors system performance.

Roles of the system administrator :

  • Installing and configuring servers.
  • Maintaining server and server based activities.
  • Troubleshooting server related problems.
  • Works as a support and solves issues related to user, application.
  • Project management.



Difference between Network Administrator and System Administrator :



S.No.NETWORK ADMINISTRATORSYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
01.Network Administrator is a person who maintains computer infrastructure with more focus on networking.System Administrator is a person who manages daily business computer system with more focus on multi-user computing environment.
02.Network administrator in simple manages the computer network.System administrator in simple manages the computer systems and servers.
03.Mainly it looks the computer network devices like router, switch, cables etc.Mainly it looks the Computer systems, Operating Systems, Software applications etc.
04.Maintenance window is network.Maintenance window is server.
05.Network Administrators focuses on computers working together in a network.System administrator works directly with computer hardware and software.
06.Network administrator looks after server infrastructure, installs and configures Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN), maintains hub where all server are located, takes care of network devices, installs and maintains set-up network.System administrator looks after computer systems, installing and configuring software and update, maintains design elements, takes care of server, monitors system performance.
07.Network administrator needs the knowledge of network hardware, configuration, data communication, configuration and scripting of these devices.System administrator needs the knowledge of operating system, software applications, patches and related platforms.
08.Network Administrators are also referred as Net-Admins.System Administrators are also referred as Sys-Admins.

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