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

We live in a litigious society in which organizations may be liable when employees act in an unethical manner. Interviewers will ask you about your approach to fairness and ethics to ensure that you will act appropriately when faced with a delicate situation.

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30 Computer Network Architect Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

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

  • Behavioral

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

  • Behavioral

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

  • General

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

  • General

    5. How would you rate your presentation skills?

  • Operational

    6. How do you typically go about estimating network traffic?

  • Operational

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

  • Operational

    8. How do you decide on which hardware to use?

  • Operational

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

  • Operational

    10. 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?

  • Operational

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

  • Operational

    12. How would you define success for a computer network architect?

  • Technical

    13. What is the latest wireless router technology?

  • Technical

    14. Please define and discuss SMTP protocol.

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

    19. What is the OSI reference model?

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

    23. What is the definition of network topology?

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

    25. Can you describe the different types of VPNs?

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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