here is an interesting question for you guys
do you guys think network engineeer can be considered as a "engineer" without his/her P.E. ?
I disagree, I was orgionally an Electronics engineer, and I dont even know what PEng is, it must be a Americas thing! I moved from Electronics to Servers then eventually now Networks, but the principle of engineering still applies.
as someone said to me once
"Every technological product has to be designed and its fabrication overseen, and this is what engineers DO."
"The crucial and unique task of the engineer is to identify, understand, and integrate the constraints on a design in order to produce a successful result"
"Engineers use their knowledge of science, mathematics, and appropriate experience to find suitable solutions to a problem."
So in short Im a Network Engineer!
I know that the only legal requirement in the UK is that for certain jobs (i.e. building a bridge) a CEng must charter the project.
There are only about 100K CEng's in the UK and about 12 Million "Engineering Type people" I am not CEng as it requires you to have 10 years experience and I don't work with Electronics anymore (thank God!)
In Canada I believe they sued Microsoft over the title MCSE
Microsoft ought to sue Canada right back and make them call all those little squares of glass in cars and buildings "see through holes" or something since MS has a copyright on "Windows".
so i guess the whole point is who cares whether if you are a system engineer, network engineer, as long as you can make a decent living. Thats all it matters.