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Network Administrator Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Network Administrator interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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What areas outside of basic networking administrating job functions, do you have experience with?

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Another characteristic of working as a network administrator is the ability to do multiple jobs that may not be directly related to your profession. IT organizations typically have a great many responsibilities and a limited number of resources. This requires the team members to be versatile and to be able to cover each other's jobs when necessary. It would be best if you discussed your ability and willingness to do this and any training you have, which will help you do jobs outside of the one you were hired for.

Written by William Swansen on October 10th, 2020

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List of 28 Network Administrator Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1.

    What areas outside of basic networking administrating job functions, do you have experience with?

  • 2.

    What is a transparent firewall?

  • 3.

    What is the difference between IPS and a firewall?

  • 4.

    What is the difference between a network gateway and a firewall?

  • 5.

    Can you describe what a firewall is, and how it is used to secure a network?

  • 6.

    What is one of your weaknesses, how does it impact your work, and what are you doing to improve it?

  • 7.

    What is your greatest technical strength and how do you use it while managing an organization's network infrastructure?

  • 8.

    What have you done in the past year to become a better Network Administrator?

  • 9.

    What do you think sets our company apart from our competitors?

  • 10.

    What do you know about the network topology our company uses?

  • 11.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  • 12.

    Tell us about a time when you influenced the outcome of a project by taking a leadership role.

  • 13.

    Some people work best as part of a group - others prefer the role of an individual contributor. How would you describe yourself?

  • 14.

    What have you done in past situations to contribute to a teamwork environment?

  • 15.

    Tell me about a difficult challenge you faced as a network admin.

  • 16.

    What experiences do you have working with other IT professionals?

  • 17.

    How does subnetting add security to a network?

  • 18.

    What monitoring tools are you most familiar with?

  • 19.

    What types of networks are you experienced working with?

  • 20.

    It is critical our network remain online all the time; how will you test and troubleshoot the network to make sure this happens?

  • 21.

    Why did you choose a career in network administration?

  • 22.

    During downtime, how do you keep busy as a network admin?

  • 23.

    How do you keep up with new network technologies?

  • 24.

    Why do you want to work for us?

  • 25.

    Have you ever experienced a network crash? How did your team restore the network?

  • 26.

    What experience do you have implementing security features in a network?

  • 27.

    What do you know about our organization?

  • 28.

    Have you ever had a problem at your last job that you couldn't solve yourself? How did you go about solving it?