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Any Support desk analyst out there?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Haroon Mustafa, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Haroon Mustafa

    Haroon Mustafa Byte Poster

    I just gained a job as 1/2nd line support analyst. I was wondering if anybody has any pointers they'd like to share. Or any experiences they've had as a service desk analyst.

    I just started and I am in training for the next 3 weeks. It`s my first job as a service desk analyst, and i am overwhelmed with SLAs and priorities tickets. I understand it all in theory but putting it in to practice is daunting.

    However, i am looking forward to getting my head down and doing things.

    motivation needed/
    Certifications: Cisco IT Essens - Various College Btech Certs
    WIP: Study CCNA 1 / apprentice at Level 2 Stage
  2. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster


    All the motivation you need is that you just landed your first IT job.

    Take advice from your peers and tech's above you - don't be afraid to ask questions! Make sure you actively take notes when learning about new processes and technologies, you'll lean on these when it comes to fixing items.

    Enjoy the new role, onwards and upwards from here! :)
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
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  3. Guvnor

    Guvnor Nibble Poster

    Congratulations mate :)
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  4. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Weldone mate!

    I know what you mean when landing my job on the helpdesk I felt like it was too much to remember and too much stress (still is) after my first few weeks I was ready to throw the towel in. Now Im more relaxed and havd gotten used to the stress.. Give it time youll be bossing it mate.
    WIP: A+
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  5. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

    Best advice, become a sponge and try and remain as calm as possible when dealing with irate and stupid users.
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCSA: Office 365,, 70-410, 70-680
    WIP: PRINCE2 Foundation, MCSA: Server 2012, PRINCE2 Practioner
  6. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    I would say use something to help you keep track of as much as you can. I use google keep as well as one note. The amount of information you will learn is amazing. The other week I was deleting reg keys remotely due to profile issues, I had 10 computers to do, did it all in a few minutes, I also connected to those computers and renamed the profiles...... only by writing the bits down first, then piecing them together was I able to use this. You will get jobs that take time, figuring out how to do this quickly will be a nifty little trick.

    I have been doing it 2 1/2 years now still enjoying the majority of it as well

    Certifications: BSc computing and information systems
    WIP: 70-680

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