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Odds of getting a Network Support?

By ArielStarfire ·
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I am currently attending tech school. I have obtained an A+ certification, just finished the Network+ course, have little hands on experience at work with network administration or PC technicion / support. What are the real odds of landing any network support or PC technician position with little experience outside personal computer use for 8 years.

I wanted to know before I committed myself to CCNA and MSCA courses for more. I don't have a security clearance from the military either. What are the real odds of getting a job without a years experience? Unlike carpentry, PC and Network support doesn't have a guild, a union, or set apprenticeships like other trades do.

Your thoughts please! 8-)

Ariel Starfire.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Odds of getting a Network ...

Hi,

Well it partly depends on your area and whether there are any good jobs available there when you look...

But mostly its going to depend on you. If you really, really want this, then nothing will stop you from achieving your goal.

You may get knockbacks and rejections based on experience but if you're persistent and dont give up then you WILL succeed eventually.

Meanwhile, there are things you can be doing to improve your chances. Charity work is one place to get experience. Answering TechRepublic questions is a great way to learn - not only from a technical point of view but also in how to deal with people. TechRepublic is the biggest most diverse client base anyone could have... now if only they paid us :-)

Generally the more qualifications you have, the better. And dont be afraid of "starting at the bottom". Its always easier to get a better job than it is to get a first job.

Hope these thoughts help,
Cheers,
Tim.

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by ArielStarfire In reply to Odds of getting a Network ...

Very Good points made. Thanks you!

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Odds of getting a Network ...

From what you've shared so far, your experience level is more along the lines of a desktop support or helpdesk level position. Most likely you should work in desktop support (preferrably) or helpdesk until you gain more experience. I don't think you are at the level of a network administrator yet. You'll really need a lot more training and experience to get there. The CCNA is a good start to get there, but you'll really need a lot more hands on work experience.

you shouldn't have a problem getting a job in desktop support or helpdesk with the experience you have - don't view that as a bad thing.

I started on the helpdesk after getting my Masters in Computer Science. Most people think that would be a waste, but it wasn't for me. I
learned a lot. The key is to not stay on the helpdesk for very long. You'll really need to look at a special interest to persue after that.

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by ArielStarfire In reply to Odds of getting a Network ...

Very helpful reply. Thank you so much!

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by ArielStarfire In reply to Odds of getting a Network ...

Thanks for the replies folks. I will do what a famous actor once said, "Stay the Course." 8-)

Wish me luck!

Ariel Starfire

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