Computer Network Architect Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Computer Network Architect interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What are the functions of nodes and links in a computer network?

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List of 30 Computer Network Architect Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What are the functions of nodes and links in a computer network?

  2. 2.

    What is an IPv4 address, and can you describe some of the different classes of IPv4?

  3. 3.

    What are private and special IP addresses, and how are these used?

  4. 4.

    Are you comfortable presenting a network plan to management? Tell me about how you create a successful presentation.

  5. 5.

    How do you typically go about estimating network traffic?

  6. 6.

    What do you anticipate will be some of the future technology developments in the field of computer networking?

  7. 7.

    Please provide me with more details about a local area network or LAN.

  8. 8.

    What is the definition of network topology?

  9. 9.

    Can you discuss HTTP and HTTPS protocols and describe how they differ from each other?

  10. 10.

    What is the TCP/IP reference model? Can you describe its layers?

  11. 11.

    What is the OSI reference model?

  12. 12.

    Can you describe some of the different types of network topologies?

  13. 13.

    Can you describe the different types of VPNs?

  14. 14.

    Can you explain the features of the different types of networks?

  15. 15.

    Have you ever worked with a construction team while designing a network? How do you manage this?

  16. 16.

    When you come across a networking problem where you are unsure of the correct approach, what steps do you take to figure out a solution?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about the last time you undertook a project that demanded a lot of initiative.

  18. 18.

    Tell us about a specific time when you had to handle a challenging problem that challenged fairness or ethical issues.

  19. 19.

    What is the latest wireless router technology?

  20. 20.

    How would you define success for a computer network architect?

  21. 21.

    Which do you prefer, wireless or hard-wired network connections?

  22. 22.

    When you have a lot of work to do, how do you get it all done? Give an example?

  23. 23.

    Give me an example of when you took a risk to achieve a goal. What was the outcome?

  24. 24.

    How would you rate your presentation skills?

  25. 25.

    How do you decide on which hardware to use?

  26. 26.

    What are the different classifications for computer networks, and what criteria are used to determine these?

  27. 27.

    What is a VPN (Virtual Private Network), and why would you recommend implementing one?

  28. 28.

    Briefly describe the 7 different layers of the OSI reference model.

  29. 29.

    What are the key differences between the OSI and the TCP/IP reference models?

  30. 30.

    Please define and discuss SMTP protocol.