what does it take to be a "network engineer"

DanhDanh Posts: 59Member ■■□□□□□□□□
I've seen job postings for these positions. I'm a sysadmin right now (if you call it that?). I add/delete users from active directory, edit GPOs, build servers, desktop support.

At home I have an active directory box, dns server, dhcp server. No advanced settings on them really. DNS server is set to query my ISPs DNS server. I have 3 cisco routers, run VLANs, wan protocols etc. Working towards my CCNA. Then CCNP.

So what does it take to be a network engineer?


  • viper75viper75 Posts: 726Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Knowledge and experience!!! icon_study.gif
    CCNP Security - DONE!
    CCNP R&S - In Progress...
    CCIE Security - Future...
  • garv221garv221 Posts: 1,914Member
    Years designing Cisco networks. Admins maintain while engineers create.
  • Ricka182Ricka182 Posts: 3,359Member
    Both of what they say. You're on the right track if that's what you like to do. You can't create and engineer something you don't how to maintain and run. Keep practicing, and keep your resume fresh, someday, you'll get the call.
    i remain, he who remains to be....
Sign In or Register to comment.