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I got the JOB, first network engineer role!

manchildmanchild Member Posts: 25 ■■■□□□□□□□
I just landed my first network engineer gig and I'm super excited. For the past 2 years, I've worked as a network administrator. My projects were split around 60% network related tasks and 40% server / workstation / application issues. I learned as much as I could there, but networking is where my passion is. This forum has been a tremendous help along the way.

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    clarsonclarson Member Posts: 903 ■■■■□□□□□□
    that is great to hear. keep up the good work and the new position will be a breeze.
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    mandy7777mandy7777 Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
    congratulation Manchild ! :)
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    DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Member Posts: 1,472 ■■■□□□□□□□
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    networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
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    MowMow Member Posts: 445 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congratulations!
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    coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Member Posts: 734 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations!!
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    scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    YAY!!icon_cheers.gif
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    joemysteriojoemysterio Member Posts: 152
    Congrats!!

    I'm hoping to find a network administrator role like you are moving away from. I'm sure I could learn a few more things in my current desktop support role but I really want to transition in networking already.

    Anyway, CONGRATS!
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    manchildmanchild Member Posts: 25 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks everyone
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    nascar_paulnascar_paul Member Posts: 288 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!
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    Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Member Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!! :)
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    manchildmanchild Member Posts: 25 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Update: I just accepted an offer for a network engineer position in the private sector. I'm excited about taking on new challenges and a $20,000 bump in pay doesn't hurt either. lol
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    manchildmanchild Member Posts: 25 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Update: Today is my second day on the job and feeling a little overwhelmed. We use cisco, brocade, extreme, Arista, juniper, Palo Alto and more. The size of the network is a lot bigger than I'm used to. The senior engineers are very knowledgeable. Documentation is held in very high regard. Projects are plentiful. I'm loving it so far.
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    CertifiedMonkeyCertifiedMonkey Member Posts: 172 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the new position! The new position that you got sounds exciting. Do you get to touch all of the equipment or are you only touching Cisco equipment?
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    Mr.Robot255Mr.Robot255 Member Posts: 196 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats super jealous :D
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    skswitchskswitch Member Posts: 50 ■■■□□□□□□□
    manchild wrote: »
    Update: Today is my second day on the job and feeling a little overwhelmed. We use cisco, brocade, extreme, Arista, juniper, Palo Alto and more. The size of the network is a lot bigger than I'm used to. The senior engineers are very knowledgeable. Documentation is held in very high regard. Projects are plentiful. I'm loving it so far.

    Always better to be overwhelmed than underwhelmed.

    I don't think any employer would expect you to be spooled up in two days. Heck, some places may take upwards to 3-6 months before your newbie leash is removed. :P

    Grats on the new gig!
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    labscloudlabscloud Member Posts: 137 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats dude! I'm hoping to migrate to a Network role once I pass my CCNA. I will say that my desktop support job has given me a really solid foundation in many different areas that I can build from in my Networking role.
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    manchildmanchild Member Posts: 25 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the new position! The new position that you got sounds exciting. Do you get to touch all of the equipment or are you only touching Cisco equipment?

    I get to touch all of it. 😁
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    greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
    manchild wrote: »
    Update: Today is my second day on the job and feeling a little overwhelmed. We use cisco, brocade, extreme, Arista, juniper, Palo Alto and more. The size of the network is a lot bigger than I'm used to. The senior engineers are very knowledgeable. Documentation is held in very high regard. Projects are plentiful. I'm loving it so far.

    Congrats! Excellent News.....you will do great!
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