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Bored if your job

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by salv236, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. salv236

    salv236 Nibble Poster

    I work in IT security role which is very operational
    which doesn't challenge me. I get frustrated as I can't even
    use what I'm trying to learn throughout my MCSE training.
    I think it's time to look for a system admin position elsewhere.

    Does anyone know where would be the recommended sites to
    Look for work in Belgium?

    Thanks for any info, best wishes fir 2011.
    Certifications: none
    WIP: MCSE XP/2K3
  2. coolc

    coolc Nibble Poster

    hey bro,

    How much experience you got? It is good that u r in a security role they are hard to get. What quals u have also? Bro?
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    It does depend on your level and what kind of organisation your company is. You say that you can't use what you're learning on your MCSE, what modules/exams are you doing?

    There are several security related options that you can use for your MCSE:

    ISA 2006 (70-351)
    Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network (70-298)
    Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network (70-299)

    To name a few...

    You've already found out that you won't be expected to setting up and designing domains, site and servers (DC's, e-mail, etc) as those are other IT job roles.

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, 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: MSc in Tech Management
  4. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Would you not consider going down the management route? Oddly enough I've recently applied for an Operational Security Managers job. It seemed like the next logical route for me as if I'm being honest, I'm finding staying technical will never get me the recognition or reward that I would like.....

    From my own experiences the role you do now can vary from company to company. Some places have security staff being more hands on, controlling aspects of AD, firewalls, HIPS and IDS etc. Other companies have you just doing security governance, ISO's, RMADS etc. Perhaps you are in the right line of work, you just need to check out what other companies have their OS staff doing.
    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, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  5. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

    There are some job sites like:


    But they'll usually be in Dutch or French.

    But your best bet would be to contact some IT consultancies.
    If you want some good consultancies, send me a PM :)
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless

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