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Office Infrastructure. Job of a lifetime

By aypyb ·
I have been trying to break into the IT field, have been offered a job with a .com launching next month. The job is Tech Support Director. The company has offered me the job as they cant afford to pay the going rate for the post. They are aware thati dont have the experience or in truth the knowledge needed but they are confident i will learn the job as i go. Initially i will run a dept of one which is me. I have a couple of questions, (1) Should i go for it?
(2)If so where on earth would i start setting up an office infrastructure, the business in the main will revolve around accessing data from the company website (hosted by an ISP) and storing it.Any input on this would be seriously appreciated!

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by Millenium In reply to Office Infrastructure. Jo ...

Congrats on the offering. I agree with the company, you will learn on the job, actually you will learn more on the job that u ever expected. Its also a foot in the door, take the chance, even at a lower rate you are getting the so called "two year experience" that everyone wants. I would go for it, its a learning experience at best, also it would be good to start at a company that YOU yourself would help set standards for, that would look great on a resume.
Now depending on how your infrastructure is, depends on how u start it. What exactly are you wanting to do , or expected to do? There are many articles on InformIT.com, alot on this site as well, as well as the free mailing lists you can subscribe to about these types of topics. Lemme know what you decide, i will tell you i started low, about 14 months ago, guess what, i am now the IT Supervisor at a huge company part of our provincial government. Not bad , considering i took the oppurtunity to "GET MY FOOT IN THE DOOR WHILEIT WAS OPEN" My advi

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Office Infrastructure. Job of a lifetime

by Logic2 Tech In reply to Office Infrastructure. Jo ...

My dream-come true (x-cept not for me...)
I've been preparing for several months but with no offers or finds yet.
Places I frequent:
here
newsgroups such as:
alt.tech-support.recovery
microsoft.public.technet
alt.certification.a-plus
alt.certification.mcse
microsoft.public.access
microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie5.outlookexpress

Looking around in these sites can lead you to thousands of places to find all the information you can't handle..haha

also some bookmarked locations:
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/
http://www.pricewatch.com/
http://www.accessmicro.com/ (for news
http://www.hardware-one.com/ and
http://www4.tomshardware.com/ reviews)
http://sysopt.earthweb.com/post.html
http://www.powerload.fsnet.co.uk/index.htm
http://www.softseek.com/Utilities/

really consider investing in recovery tools or preventative techniques. One such I've heard much praise 'Spinrite'
find it at http://grc.com/

Also, subscribe to all the techie and support newsle

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by Logic2 Tech In reply to Office Infrastructure. Jo ...

Got cut off(thought it would:)
Also, subscribe to all the techie and support newsletters you come accross. You never know when one will contain the info that saves the day.
I have found it invaluable to invest some time learning to edit the registry files with 'regedit'. There are many great books on this subjuct w/ different user levels.
Try Amazon.com or a local bookstore for things like this.

And one more thing,
ALWAYS backup,backup,backup.
Keep hardcopies of the newsletters and saved web pages that contain all your tech info.
Make little notes of things you discover.
Play around with screwing up unimportant systems and fixing the problems and find every chance to troubleshoot.

Hope this leads you to all the info you wish you didn't have...or that possibly keeps things running smoothly.

Good luck in your new adventure

Logic2Tripper

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by termiNaTor In reply to Office Infrastructure. Jo ...

1)Take the job, you got nothing to lose, if you don't enjoy just quit, either way you will learn a lot
2)As soon as you get the job, organise meeting with suppliers and get them to come in and demonstrate their solutions, you will learn a lot from them
3)Your job sounds like lots of backing up so read about on the net, VERITAS BACKUP EXEC and Computer Associates ArcserveIT are the best products so pick one of them and get all the info about their software
4)Talk to your ISP and find out whatother clients are doing in similar setups
5)All the info you need is on the net so GET SURFING
6)Smile

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by dmiles In reply to Office Infrastructure. Jo ...

This could be the job of a life time,use your intuition and consider the feelings and your previous expierence to do the job.Take in consideration from both sides and the committment that you will have to put in a lot of time to get it off the ground,and it will take a lot of homework.Network with people you know that can give you ideas that have been in similar situations.
Contact vendors to gather info
Research thru techreoublic articles in carrer
advice
www.mcpmag.com
www.microsoft.comwww.helpdesk.com
www.careers.com
mspress.microsoft.com
congradulations

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