Network Operations Specialist

Work Role ID: 441  |  Workforce Element: Cyber IT

What does this role do? Plans, implements, and operates network services/systems, to include hardware and virtual environments.

KSAT ID Description KSAT
12 Knowledge of communication methods, principles, and concepts (e.g., crypto, dual hubs, time multiplexers) that support the network infrastructure. Knowledge
15B Ability to operate network equipment including hubs, routers, switches, bridges, servers, transmission media, and related hardware. Ability
15 Knowledge of capabilities and applications of network equipment including hubs, routers, switches, bridges, servers, transmission media, and related hardware. Knowledge
22 * Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. Knowledge
41 Knowledge of organization’s LAN/WAN pathways. Knowledge
55 Knowledge of cybersecurity principles used to manage risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data. Knowledge
70 Knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption). Knowledge
72 Knowledge of local area and wide area networking principles and concepts including bandwidth management. Knowledge
76 Knowledge of measures or indicators of system performance and availability. Knowledge
81A Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services. Knowledge
92 Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] and Internet Protocol [IP], Open System Interconnection Model [OSI], Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL]). Knowledge
106 Knowledge of remote access technology concepts. Knowledge
108 * Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk). Knowledge
112 Knowledge of server administration and systems engineering theories, concepts, and methods. Knowledge
133 Knowledge of key telecommunications concepts (e.g., Routing Algorithms, Fiber Optics Systems Link Budgeting, Add/Drop Multiplexers). Knowledge
148 Knowledge of Virtual Private Network (VPN) security. Knowledge
154 Skill in analyzing network traffic capacity and performance characteristics. Skill
193A Skill in implementing and testing network infrastructure contingency and recovery plans. Skill
198 Skill in establishing a routing schema. Skill
205 Skill in implementing, maintaining, and improving established network security practices. Skill
207 Skill in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting LAN and WAN components such as routers, hubs, and switches. Skill
231 Skill in using network management tools to analyze network traffic patterns (e.g., simple network management protocol). Skill
234A Skill in sub-netting. Skill
261 Knowledge of basic concepts, terminology, and operations of a wide range of communications media (computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless). Knowledge
271 Knowledge of common network tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup). Knowledge
271B Ability to operate common network tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup). Ability
278 Knowledge of different types of network communication (e.g., LAN, WAN, MAN, WLAN, WWAN). Knowledge
347A Ability to execute OS command line (e.g., ipconfig, netstat, dir, nbtstat). Ability
462 Configure and optimize network hubs, routers, and switches (e.g., higher-level protocols, tunneling). Task
522 Develop and implement network backup and recovery procedures. Task
555 Diagnose network connectivity problem. Task
666 Install and maintain network infrastructure device operating system software (e.g., IOS, firmware). Task
667 Install or replace network hubs, routers, and switches. Task
718 Monitor network capacity and performance. Task
736 Patch network vulnerabilities to ensure information is safeguarded against outside parties. Task
857 Test and maintain network infrastructure including software and hardware devices. Task
891A Skill in configuring and utilizing computer protection components (e.g., hardware firewalls, servers, routers, as appropriate). Skill
893 Skill in securing network communications. Skill
896 Skill in protecting a network against malware. Skill
900 Knowledge of web filtering technologies. Knowledge
901 Knowledge of the capabilities of different electronic communication systems and methods (e.g., e-mail, VOIP, IM, web forums, Direct Video Broadcasts). Knowledge
901A Ability to operate different electronic communication systems and methods (e.g., e-mail, VOIP, IM, web forums, Direct Video Broadcasts). Ability
902 Knowledge of the range of existing networks (e.g., PBX, LANs, WANs, WIFI, SCADA). Knowledge
985 Skill in configuring and utilizing network protection components (e.g., Firewalls, VPNs, network intrusion detection systems). Skill
1072 Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth). Knowledge
1073 Knowledge of network systems management principles, models, methods (e.g., end-to-end systems performance monitoring), and tools. Knowledge
1157 * Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity. Knowledge
1158 * Knowledge of cybersecurity principles. Knowledge
1159 * Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Knowledge
6900 * Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses. Knowledge
KSAT ID Description KSAT
41A Ability to operate the organization’s LAN/WAN pathways. Ability
76A Ability to monitor measures or indicators of system performance and availability. Ability
92A Ability to monitor traffic flows across the network. Ability
656 Implement new system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards. Task
673 Integrate new systems into existing network architecture. Task
802 Provide feedback on network requirements, including network architecture and infrastructure. Task
903 Knowledge of Wi-Fi. Knowledge
989 Knowledge of Voice over IP (VoIP). Knowledge
990 Knowledge of the common attack vectors on the network layer. Knowledge
1034A Knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards. Knowledge
1034B Knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards. Knowledge
1034C Knowledge of Personal Health Information (PHI) data security standards. Knowledge
1074A Knowledge of transmission records (e.g., Bluetooth, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Infrared Networking (IR), Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). paging, cellular, satellite dishes, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)), and jamming techniques that enable transmission of undesirable information, or prevent installed systems from operating correctly. Knowledge
1133 Knowledge of service management concepts for networks and related standards (e.g., Information Technology Infrastructure Library, current version [ITIL]). Knowledge
1134 Knowledge of symmetric key rotation techniques and concepts. Knowledge
1141A Knowledge of an organization’s information classification program and procedures for information compromise. Knowledge
1142 Knowledge of security models (e.g., Bell-LaPadula model, Biba integrity model, Clark-Wilson integrity model). Knowledge