Sunday, September 16, 2012

How to become a Network Engineer

In this post I will tell you how to become a Network Engineer. IT industry has a rapid growth now. So more and more job opportunities are revealed on IT industry. According to my perspective Network Engineer is a really cool Job in this IT field.It's enjoyable, high paying but challenging.

But my advice is when you are choosing a profession choose the profession which you are most interested in. That may make you a expert and really successful person.

Here is average salary paying for a Network Engineer in USA.

Network Engineer salary
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This shows salary based on title,

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You can Google for find more salary details.

If you are willing to be a Network Engineer you will have to get some vendor specific certifications like Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). It is a key to the success. Also it will be a definite advantage in your career if you are having a degree related computer science or networking. Regarding CCNA, it is somewhat difficult get that certification because it test for theoretical and also practical knowledge too.

Also experience is a must. The key to be a good Network engineer is hands on experience. So you must have have experience with network devices.  You can apply for a job with zero experience and you can get experience. It is better you work hard in first few years in your job and then you will get great experience.
Also you can get hands on experience using network simulators. I have explained it on my last post.

Also if you are willing to be a Network Engineer, you have to improve your soft skills. As a network Engineer you have to deal with lot of clients and also you will have to presentations about Technical stuff. So should get prepared for it.

I hope to explain you about cisco router and switches configuration in my future post and they will help you to pass your CCNA and CCNP. Please leave comment and let me know how this blog is. Also Ask any question you have through comments. I will reply you as soon as possible.

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