Moving up the IT ladder

By Jr. Network Engineer ·
Greetings All,

My question is how did some of you guys move up the IT ladder. I have been doing helpdesk work for about 3 and a half years now and I feel I am ready to take the next step. I currently have my A+, Network+, CCNA, and MCP (Windows XP Pro) certifications and I am currently working towards the MCSA or MSCE. I would love to get more into networking and get a job as a junior network administrator or something in that area. I am just looking any advice as to how to make that climb.


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by blckspder In reply to Moving up the IT ladder

communication is key. Feel out your manager and see what he or she thinks. I was stuck in the same position for 2.5 years and I finally got the courage to voice my concerns and opinions to the managers to let them know I was ready to move to the next step. If you have been there for a while and have done a good job the idea should be welcomed by management. But you have to be proactive and pursue it. Most managers like an employee who can take charge and approaching them about a promotion might show them that you are ready and could handle a promotion. Hope that helps.

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by AbuPinhus In reply to communication
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i would

by david.wallis In reply to Moving up the IT ladder

just start applying for jobs, i have only 2 MCPs (XP and server 2003) and A+ and im Network Support Technician, next in line for IT manager! im heading towards my MCSA and MCTS in Exchange 2007.

you already have the relevant qualifications to do the job, you have 3 years in IT support, i would just start apply and going to interviews, you could probably walk straight into a job with the CCNA alone!

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