1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Promotion

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Theprof, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    4,570
    68
    196
    I just came back from my annual review and I am really happy with how it turned out. Here it goes...

    For about a year and a half I've been working along side the senior network administrator. When I started it was My self (desktop support), and two network administrators, one of them being senior to the other... but in the grand scheme of things they did the same stuff, it was more down to seniority then anything. One of the Network admins quit, not the senior guy but the other guy and ever since then things changed, here's how. Btw where I work we always had 2 network guys and 1 desktop guy....

    Since then and this happened 2 years ago it was just my self and the senior network guy. From that point on we had hired a total of two network guys... not at the same time. We hired one network guy who couldn't do anything when time came to perform and same with the other network guy. Throughout all that time I've taking over their tasks because they simply couldn't do them... then this summer the senior network admin left for 5 weeks on paternity leave and of course since we didn't have a network guy to replace him my boss got a consultant to come for the 5 weeks. The irony is that the consultant got sick and I became the network admin/desktop support for those 5 weeks... and pulled it off with great success... managed everything on my own. When network issues occurred, I fixed them and still managed to keep up with the desktop support.

    So as of tomorrow... I am officially a network administrator. I will be going on VMware training in 1 months time.

    I am really happy about this because I really worked hard to get there and after 3 years as desktop support guy and studying and working hard it payed off and I finally got to where I wanted to be. Now it's a matter of getting several years of experience and then I was thinking of specializing... but until then I am just going to concentrate on working hard and keep studying!!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    5,485
    354
    249
    Congrats mate, I'm glad your hard work has paid off for you. Being a Network Admin should open up a lot of doors for you :D Jim
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    4,570
    68
    196
    Thanks Jim, I am really happy to get that opportunity... my goal from the beginning was to become a network admin...
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    5,485
    354
    249
    Its a great role to have with opportunities world wide and your 2nd line experience just backs it up all the more. Go buy yourself something nice mate, you deserve it :D The VCP is a great cert to have too!
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    4,570
    68
    196
    VCP or the vmware knowledge in general is something I need to have... vmware takes up a huge chunk of our network... it's a must. Also I've always wanted to finish MCSA but I just never got the experience... now I actually will so that's great as well!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    5,485
    354
    249
    Brilliant mate. You only need 290 and 291 and you're there. Its nearly 3am here and I'm wide awake studying, come on! ha ha
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  7. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    19,136
    462
    374
    And that, my friends, is how it's done!! Major congrats, Prof!!! :cheers
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  8. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    Congrats
     
  9. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    Sweet... Great news :)

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  10. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    3,020
    173
    155
    Well done mate, you deserve it!
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  11. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    8,871
    167
    256
    Yep that is the way forward.. one rung at a time and eventually you will find yourself doing what you actually want to be doing. Big grats to you prof, you deserve the break! 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  12. UKDarkstar
    Honorary Member

    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    3,477
    121
    184
    Well done ! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  13. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

    2,976
    56
    184
    Congrats mate :)
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  14. d_mcgrail

    d_mcgrail Nibble Poster

    56
    0
    23
    Fantastic to read some good news!

    ENJOY THE PROMOTION!! :D
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: Taking a xmas break
  15. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

    1,305
    48
    92
    well done dude.
     
    Certifications: CCENT, CCNA
    WIP: CCNP
  16. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    1,336
    40
    97
    Congrats! I've gotta say if I'd walked out of that review with anything other than the promotion I would have been updating the CV fairly quick sharp :p

    You've worked hard and got where you wanted to go, you deserve it!
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  17. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    4,196
    171
    211
    Grats mate. job well done.
     
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
    WIP: None at present
  18. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    4,570
    68
    196
    Thanks a lot everyone... the last few years like I said earlier were really intersting... unexpected and hard... but I told my self no matter what keep at it, promotion or not, I'll be getting the experience. In the end experience comes first.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  19. Sparky
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    10,191
    299
    319
    Congrats! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010

Share This Page

Loading...