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Chapter 1. Computer Networking Overview > Understanding LAN Data Transmission - Pg. 10

Computer Networking Overview 10 One of the most difficult aspects of being a network administrator is convincing users that the access levels and security policies used on the network are there for a purpose--and that purpose is to protect the valuable corporate resources found on the network. Although network administrators are typically thought of as dime-store dictators or control freaks by the users, administrators are typically faced with long hours and a great deal of hard work to keep their networks up and running. They certainly don't wear beepers as a fashion accessory. Note There is certainly more to a network administrator's job than just dealing with user and hardware problems. Network administrators also may supervise technical employees and be responsible for the budgeting and procurement related to the computer network. Understanding LAN Data Transmission