NETWORKING(CCNA) AS A CAREER
Most of the people view computer networking as an attractive career field. Previously in 2000s, networking was one of the hottest fields around, and it has continued to be popular ever since. Most organizations claim now as then that a serious shortage of qualified people to fill these networking jobs exists. Some people also taking networking as a relatively easy way to land a good position with a fast-growing company.
Debates over the actual extent of any job shortages aside competition for the high-quality positions will always be strong. Here’s we will suggest what you should know about beginning or expanding a career in networking and some valuable job-hunting tips that also apply to many other types of technical careers.
Job Titles in Computer Networking
Different types of professional positions exist in computer networking, each with varying salaries and long-term career potential. miserably, job titles in networking, and in Information Technology(IT) generally, can often create confusion among beginners and experienced folks
These are some basic job titles one sees for computer networking and networking-related positions include:
• Network Administrator: configures and manages local area networks(LANs) and sometimes also wide area network(WANs).
• Network or Systems support Engineer: focuses primarily on system upgrades, evaluating vendor products, security testing, and so on.
• Network (Service) Technician: tends to focus more on the setup, troubleshooting, and repair of specific hardware and software products. Service Technicians mostly travel to remote customer sites to perform field upgrades and support.
• Network Analyst: Network analysts are computer experts who prepare computers in a network, which enables the computers to be able to work together and share information.Analysts also make hardware and software configurations and integrations for businesses by analyzing their needs in order to help them achieve their network system goals
• Network/Information Systems Manager: supervises the work of administrators, engineers, technicians, and programmers and focuses on longer-range planning and strategy considerations.