Question for all those in Network jobs
How did you manage to get into those jobs?
Here's the situation.
Though I have been trained in UNIX, Windows OS/Networks, and Oracle/SQL databases, I have been working in the software side of things for several years now. I'm beginning to get burnt out. I've always loved the hardware side, though. Networks, peripherals, PCs, etc. I receive a greater feeling of accomplishment whenever I do something with hardware. Probably cause I can directly see the fruit of my labor. But it has been very difficult to get a job in such positions. Most places want goggles of experience and certifications just to be a do-boy.
Short of a college degree, how exactly did you get into those positions? I've been lucky enough to work in positions that usually require degrees and I've manage to excel and progress to greater opportunities, often times surpassing coworkers with formal degrees.
I will soon have the opportunity, through work, to take the Windows 2003 MCSE tests. Will this help to be able to break into an elusive network position?
Confucius say, "Foolish man give wife piano. Wise man give wife upright organ."
Last edited by CRU; 03-01-2005 at 3:21 PM.