Network Administrator Job Interview Questions

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When interviewing for a network administrator position, be prepared to answer questions directed towards your technical expertise, previous experience, and system preferences. Interviewers want to see that you can communicate technical requirements and needs in an easy to understand manner, but also have the technical knowledge required to perform the job. 

Below is a list of frequently asked questions for network administrators.

Take the time to review and practice each question. 

Network Administrator Job Interview Questions

How do you keep your technical knowledge and skills current?

Do you belong to any user groups?

Describe your greatest technical challenge and how you handled it. Is there anything you would have done differently?

What’s your experience of configuration management?

What is your home network like?

How do you document your network?

What is the difference between a hub, switch, and router?

How do you distinguish a DNS problem from a network problem?

What is the difference between TCP and UDP?

What is a VLAN?

What is a TCP three-way handshake?

What is 255.255.255.255 used for?

When would you use a crosslink cable?

What will happen if you leave the default gateway information empty while manually configuring TCP/IP?

How can you access a shared folder from a remote computer? Name at least 3 methods.

Do you find it difficult to work for long hours in front of a computer?

How do you perform system maintenance? Walk be through your preferred process. 

What's your background in operating systems and services?

What is DHCP?

What is the difference between a Workgroup and a Domain?

What are the main differences between Windows Home, Windows Pro, and Windows Server?

How would you recommend we support our remote workers?

What monitoring tools or approaches do you prefer? Why?

General Job Interview Questions
In addition to job specific interview questions, you will also be asked more general questions about your employment history, education, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, goals, and plans. Here's a list of the most common interview questions and examples of answers.

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