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new job?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by ally_uk, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. ally_uk

    ally_uk Nibble Poster

    Hi there I am interested in possibly getting a new job but I need some advice as to which path to go.

    I have 2 years experience working as a first line support techy. And 1 years expereince working as a technician.

    My skillset includes troubleshooting, upgrading repairing a wide range of computer hardware including Macintosh

    I have expereince of supporting over 200 users internally and remotley on a windows platform which included resolving basic Active directory and Exchange problems and supporting a range of issues regarding Mircrosoft problems ( Outlook, Office etc)

    From a network point of view I have experience of basic administration ( password changes, adding users etc)

    Troubleshooting basics i.e cable faults NIC's and Ping commands, resolving I.P conflicts etc

    And from a network point of view hardware wise I have experience of Installing CAT5 cable patching in ports setting up small Lans and supporting the final product

    Open source wise I am a avid Linux user fave distro is Debian :)

    I need a new challenge which route should I go?
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    From the sounds of it, it sounds like you have level 1 & 2 experience. The next step would either be moving into a senior role within the level 1 &/or 2, start to looking at moving into level 3 support, or move to an organisation with alot more than 200 users.

    However with only 1 year of being a tech you may find it hard to move up to the next level, imo. I would recommend that you have a word with your manager about increasing your job responsibility/or job shadowing, and start to work with servers (DC's, exchange, etc) and switches.

    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
  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Excellent advice, as usual... I echo what Ken said.
    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!

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