The role of the WAN technician is to maintain the application design of network IT infrastructure components to meet business and technical needs. The IT infrastructure may include systems, middleware, database, storage, and network infrastructure. The technician should demonstrate the capability to efficiently identify, test & certify technology platforms, software, and applications.
Educational and Other Requirements
WAN Technicians must have a degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline. They further need to have extensive knowledge of networking, backup technology, and WAN security, and they must understand both the software and hardware components of a network. Knowledge of wireless technology is a definite advantage.
Many organizations require that technicians have certifications. Popular ones include
Cisco CCNA Certification
Cisco CCNP Certification
CompTIA Network+ Certification
Certified WAN professional (CWP)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)