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Learn what’s happening with network operations careers – growing, shrinking or flat? What you need to know now.

January 18, 2017

Does the SDN Mean the Demise of CLI for the Network Administrator?

Changes are part of progress. As technology evolves, changes are imminent. For the network administrator and network engineer, one of the most significant changes to look forward to is the dawning of the SDN. Software-defined networking offers some significant improvements for networking professionals, but those improvements are served up with a hefty dose of challenges, not the least of which is the potential of the end of CLI.

January 11, 2017

How the Network Administrator Can Remain Relevant in the Age of IT Generalization

In the beginning, IT shops were primarily staffed with 'IT generalists'. Those people had a generalized set of skills that allowed them to 'do computers'. Then, things got complicated. Networks became an essential business component as email and connectivity emerged as critical necessities. Eventually, there were specialists for everything. The systems administrators, the applications developers, the network engineers, the network administrators, and a group of tech support specialists who acted as medium between the users and those complex systems.

November 1, 2016

10 Interview Questions the Network Support Engineer Should Prepare For

A successful networking career sometimes means moving from one company to another. It isn't always possible to attain your career goals by staying put. If you're a network support engineer looking for your first entry-level position or are an experienced pro ready to move up the ranks, that means preparing for lots of job interviews.