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Network Operations Center Engineers

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There are many ways to learn more about information technology and a career in network operations. First, consider joining the Technology Student Association (, which will provide you with a chance to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, enter academic competitions, and participate in summer exploration programs. Next, participate in student competitions to build your skills and meet people who share your interests. Your computer teacher might be able to suggest local competitions. There are also national competitions. SkillsUSA—a national membership organization for middle school, high school, and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in technical, trade, and skilled service occupations—offers several computer-related competitions. For example, in its Information Technology Services competition, contestants are tasked with configuring and securing networks, using troubleshooting software and tools, identifying the origin of virus and malwares, and performing other tasks. Visit for more information.

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