Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Becoming a Network Engineer

 Becoming a Network Engineer
Tools of a Network Engineer                                      

Job Responsibility

As a whole, In the field of Network Engineering, complete responsibility ranges from doing a simple installation, repair and maintenance of a small network
 up to the designing, implementing and analyzing of broad multiple networks. The Network Engineers main aim to this field of work is to provide the utmost of the network connection performance by maintaining a maximum efficiency and reliability of the connection.
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Qualifications of becoming a Network Engineer

Some people might say it’s best to get a degree in Computer Science, some might suggest taking a degree in IT. Or some might say getting an Electronics and Communications course 

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or Computer Engineering course and so on and so forth,yahh right... The truth is, it DOESN’T matter what is the best course you must take in the Company point of view and in my point of view based on my experience. As long as you graduated in a course which is related to Network Engineering or has some part of it, and, to add a very good amount of positive feedback to your resume, having a Certification related to networking is an effective way. Thou of course, some, especially those Network Engineers before who had already been in this field of work for a very long time don’t need any Certifications anymore, but, most people especially now-a-days are advised to get Certified to gain advantage from other aspirants. I myself am a graduate of Electronics and Communications Engineering and currently working as an IT engineer specializing on network installation, planning and maintenance and also in VOIP’s, I would consider getting certified as an advantage since I am still on my way with my profession and still at the bottom line in the world of Network Engineering.

Certifications best for Network Engineers

There are a lot of certification programs that will train you to become better in this field of work, but it is better to be practical and choose those much recognized certifications ALL OVER THE WORLD.
And so, according to "Wikipedia", these are the top lists of certifications for Network Engineers:
  • Cisco 
  • Juniper
  • CWNA
  • BCNE
So, there you go.  All you have to do is to choose the best certification for you. Either you’ll base it from the requirements of most companies that are hiring or by your friends’ opinion.  Just always remember, never ever stop loving your job. Like the old quote said, 
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work” -Aristotle.

Me doing field work in wireless data communication. There is an adult cow 5 feet away. 

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