In a world where you lack experience or need an opportunity to get your foot in the door with a new job, I highly...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
recommend education and training. There are lots of certifications out there. Since you specifically mention windows network administration, I'd recommend looking into the Microsoft Certified Certification program. It can be a little expensive if your employer doesn't pay for it.
In this world there is absolutely zero substitution for on the job training. So ideally what I would recommend is finding an employer who will give you the on the job training and assist you with continuing education and certification. There are many employers out there that will hire people on part-time to help them learn by giving them smaller responsibility tasks while they learn on the field. You would just need the self discipline and dedication to take that to the next level and achieve the certifications and advancements to take on the rest of the work.
If there's one thing that my dad has taught me personally it's that, in life, no one can ever take your experiences or your education. So shoot for achieving your goals by getting read up on the subject and get some equipment that you can test yourself with. There's a ton of great tutorials out there that will help you. And whenever you encounter something new, learn how to solve it and write it down. You'll find over time that you'll achieve great things with network administration that way.
Dig Deeper on Networking Certs and Careers
Related Q&A from Lindi Horton
Lindi Horton explains how to provide the fastest Internet sharing speed to a client when many users are trying to access the internet as well as ...continue reading
Network Administration expert, Lindi Horton provides her expertise on advantages of DNS, and provides an example of a reliable and flexible DNS ...continue reading
Network administration expert, Lindi Horton answers a query regarding file server troubleshooting. She explains potential reasons for file server ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.