One day as I was walking past a Engineering college in Chennai, I just mingled with a group of students there & asked them,
Q: What career path would you like to have in the future?
A: “SOFTWARE ENGINEER”
What’s new in this field?
Nowadays most of students are thriving to get into a software field, but only 0.1% people know about the bright opportunities available in the Networking world when they come out of their college studies. Once they are trying to start a career, all of them are looking to get into Software biggies & launch their career. With this recession, to me I think we are not getting as much outsourced projects, particularly to India. Also, even currently RECESSION is on, I don’t think it has affected much the Networking industry. For me, I think the software was HIT BAD.
So, what I am suggesting for students is that during your college days, get an idea on how big is this networking field & the various ways to get into it. Most of the students I met that day didn’t have A SINGLE IDEA to get into this career path.
Some TIPS to get into a Networking Career:
GSG Suggests 3 STEP CAREER PATH FOR NETWORKING ASPIRANTS:
1) Try to Finish off CCNA – a CISCO Certification.
2) Strive for a decent career record (10th & 12th)
3) Most Important thing is you should have GOOD Communication & Soft Skills
If you are having these Skills & If you are interested to get into this Field of NETWORKING, Go for it!!
TURN SOCIAL NETWORKING INTO A CAREER ON NETWORKING!!
Orkut, Face book, MySpace, LinkedIn, Craigslist, message boards and chat rooms – these venues were made for self-promotion, right? They are known as places for people to “get ahead,” even if it’s just socially. However, when it comes to professional advancement, social networking and marketing can be a person’s undoing. Whether its racy photos from last weekend’s party or an old resume with information that should no longer be public, it can be stumble upon by a prospective employer. So if a professional career factors anywhere into your future, tread cyberspace with great caution.
Promote yourself in those fields!!
About CISCO Certifications:
I would like all the people who like to get into this field should do this Course.
CCNA: CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE
Cisco has added a new entry level certification to its training program. The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) can be considered a half-way point to the current entry-level program, the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), which has been moved up the stack. Also, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. CCNA curriculum includes basic mitigation of security threats, introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology, and performance-based skills. This new curriculum also includes (but is not limited to) the use of these protocols: IP, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Serial Line Interface Protocol Frame Relay, Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIPv2), VLANs, Ethernet, access control lists (ACLs).
How to become a Networking Professional?
Many view computer networking as one of the best and “hottest” career fields available today. Some claim that a serious shortage of qualified people to fill these networking jobs exists, and these claims may lure some people into the fray hoping for an easy position with a fast-growing company.
Don’t be fooled! Debates over the actual extent of any “shortages” aside, networking involves mostly hard work, and competition for the high-quality positions will always be strong. Continue reading to learn more about beginning or expanding a career in networking, and pick up some valuable job-hunting tips that also apply to many other types of technical careers.
Several types of positions exist in networking, each with different average salaries and long-term potential, and one should possess a clear understanding of these. Unfortunately, job titles in networking and in Information Technology (IT) generally, often lead to confusion among beginners and experienced folks alike. Bland, vague or overly bombastic titles often fail to describe the actual work assignments of a person in this field.
The basic job titles one sees for computer networking and networking-related positions include
Network (Systems) Engineer
Network (Service) Technician or Technical Support Engineers
Network/Information Systems Manager
Why u Chose GETSETGROW‘s Path to Success?
We, the GSG team comprise of Engineers, IT professionals & Managers working from different fields of expertise & came big in life. Also, GSG aims in providing the Best in Class Career guidance for Students, to guide them in the perfect way for their FUTURE.
Discussion and comments are welcome!!
Compiled by Gobind V
Let us enter into the world of NETWORKING TO BE THE KING OF THE FUTURE!!