NOC-Ninja wrote: »
I don't really care about my position right now as long as I have a job and this job will help me on my long term goal which is CCIE. I'm taking advantage of all the free valuable time.
Cisco Inferno wrote: »
hey noc-ninja, is a NOC somewhat like the help desk of networking? would it be a great place to step through? if so, what proper exp would i need? I know a CCNA id prety much required.
NOC-Ninja wrote: »
no. NOC is way different than helpdesk.
Helpdesk =answer phone calls and create tickets
depending on the helpdesk, he will try to fix it through the phone. Its either he gives up or keep trying to think of an answer to fix the problem.
NOC =sees the ticket and try to fix/troubleshoot it remotely
check the switch or router for problems
deals with design
deals with security
deals with cable guys
deals with customer face to face to fix the problem
deals with switch or router implementation
deals with network projects
deals with Network utilities upgrades
Do you see the difference?
You need CCNA so you have the foundation. You have limited knowledge of the network but its a good start.
RobertKaucher wrote: »
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Bl8ckr0uter wrote: »
You will make it.
I'd like to be a high level network security consultant/business owner. I'd like to be one of the few CCIE:Security and GSE. It's a lofty goal and truthfully I am after the money. I think that would be awesome.
Everyone wrote: »
What, no CISSP?
"Business owner" is probably going to be the hardest part of your goal, but it could also be the most rewarding.
I'd suggest you get the certs, and get a few years of experience as a Network Security Consultant working for someone else first. Build contacts while doing it. Then do a lot of research into starting and running your own business. If you take that approach you should do well.