Careers Career Paths Air Force Enlisted Job AFSC 3D1X1 (Client Systems) Share PINTEREST Email Print U.S. Air Force / Val Gempis Career Paths US Military Careers Technology Careers Sports Careers Sales Project Management Professional Writer Music Careers Media Legal Careers Government Careers Finance Careers Fiction Writing Careers Entertainment Careers Criminology Careers Book Publishing Aviation Animal Careers Advertising Learn More By Rod Powers Rod Powers Air Force NCO Academy Rod Powers was a retired Air Force First Sergeant with 22 years of active duty service. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 06/01/19 3D1X1, Client Systems AFSC was officially established on November 1, 2009. This AFSC was created by converting AFSC 2E2X1. Client Systems personnel are Air Force computer networking specialists. Client Systems personnel deploy, sustain, troubleshoot, and repair standard voice, data, video network, and cryptographic client devices in fixed and deployed environments. They sustain and operate systems through effective troubleshooting, repair, and system performance analysis. They also manage client user accounts and organizational client device accounts. Duties Performs Client-Level Information Technology Support FunctionsManages hardware and software. Performs configuration, management, and troubleshooting. Removes and replaces components and peripherals to restore system operation. Installs and configures software operating systems and applications. Provides service to end-users for operation, restoration, and configuration of information systems. Reports security incidents and executes corrective security procedures. Performs Client-Level Voice Network Functions. Manages Hardware and SoftwarePerforms configuration, management to include adds, moves, changes, and troubleshooting. Plans, schedules, and implements installation and maintenance functions associated with voice systems. Removes and replaces telephone instruments. Reports security incidents and executes corrective security procedures. Performs Client-Level Personal Wireless Communication Systems (PWCS) FunctionsManages hardware, software, and Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI). Performs configuration management and troubleshooting. Plans, schedules, and implements installation and maintenance functions associated with PWCS. Removes and replaces components and peripherals to restore system operation. Reports security incidents and executes corrective security procedures. Reports spectrum interference incidents. Plans, Organizes and Directs Sustainment ActivitiesEstablishes work standards, methods, and controls for preventative, scheduled, and unscheduled maintenance actions. Determines extent and economy of repair of malfunctioning equipment. Ensures compliance with technical data, instructions, and work standards. Develops and enforces safety standards. Interprets malfunctions and prescribes corrective action. Serves on, or directs inspection teams organized to evaluate base or command sustainment programs. Manages, or performs, research and development projects for assigned systems. Coordinates and documents repairs. Manages, administers, controls, and evaluates contracts. Job Training Initial Skills Training (Tech School)AF Technical School graduation results in the award of a 3-skill level (apprentice). Following Air Force Basic Training, airmen in this AFSC attend the following course(s): Course # E3ABR3D131 01AA, Client Systems Specialist Course at Keesler AFB, MS - length unknown. Certification TrainingAfter tech school, individuals report to their permanent duty assignment, where they are entered into 5-level (technician) upgrade training. This training is a combination of on-the-job task certification, and enrollment in a correspondence course called a Career Development Course (CDC). Once the airman's trainer(s) have certified that they are qualified to perform all tasks related to that assignment, and once they complete the CDC, including the final closed-book written test, they are upgraded to the 5-skill level, and are considered to be "certified" to perform their job with minimal supervision. Advanced TrainingUpon achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, airmen are entered into 7-level (craftsman) training. A craftsman can expect to fill various supervisory and management positions such as shift leader, element NCOIC (Noncommissioned Officer in Charge), flight superintendent, and various staff positions. Upon promotion to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, personnel convert to AFSC 3D190, Cyber Operations Superintendent. 3D190 personnel provide direct supervision and management to personnel in AFSCs 3D1X1, 3D1X2, 3D1X3, 3D1X4, 3D1X5, 3D1X6, and 3D0X7. A 9-level can expect to fill positions such as flight chief, superintendent, and various staff NCOIC jobs. Assignment LocationsVirtually any Air Force Base. Average Promotion Times (Time in Service)Airman (E-2): 6 monthsAirman First Class (E-3): 16 monthsSenior Airman (E-4): 3 yearsStaff Sergeant (E-5): 4.85 yearsTechnical Sergeant (E-6): 10.88 yearsMaster Sergeant (E-7): 16.56 yearsSenior Master Sergeant (E-8): 20.47 yearsChief Master Sergeant (E-9): 23.57 years Required ASVAB Composite Score: E-70 Security Clearance Requirement: Secret Strength Requirement: G Other Requirements Must be a US CitizenCompletion of high school is mandatory.Additional courses in business, mathematics, computer science, or information technologies are desirable.A+ certification is desirable.The ability to obtain a government drivers license is mandatory.