What are your future goals in IT?

theitprotheitpro Member Posts: 37 ■■□□□□□□□□
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  • ArmymanisArmymanis Member Posts: 304
    Mine is to become a Help Desk Tier 1, and then move up to tier 2, and then tier 3, and eventually become a Lead Help Desk Help Desk and then eventually become an IT manager. If possible I would also love to become a System admin.

    Currently 1 class away from an AAS in Technical Support, and then moving onto a Bachelors of Applied Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management.
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Network Engineer.
    Hopefully for a big ISP. or Fortune 500 Company.
    I wish to delve into Cisco and Networking eventually.

    ugh 3 more years of college (im 21). i have no clue how to study for more certs while working (desktop support 30hrs/wk) and dating a girl :-/

    around my 3rd -4th year of college, should I be studying for my CCNA or GRE (I wish to do a MS in Telecommunications).???

    would an MS even help?
    2019 Goals
    CompTIA Linux+
    [ ] Bachelor's Degree
  • NOC-NinjaNOC-Ninja Member Posts: 1,403
    CCIE

    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 InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    NOC-Ninja wrote: »
    CCIE

    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.

    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.
    2019 Goals
    CompTIA Linux+
    [ ] Bachelor's Degree
  • Alif_Sadida_EkinAlif_Sadida_Ekin Member Posts: 341 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Move from my current role to Java Software Engineer and eventually a Business Intelligence Architect. I'm hoping for the Software Engineer role within the next 2-3 years and the BI Architect around the 8-10 year mark. Hopefully I'm not being too ambitious.
    AWS: Solutions Architect Associate, MCSA, MCTS, CIW Professional, A+, Network+, Security+, Project+

    BS, Information Technology
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I want and need to run my own IT consultancy. Only aim, really.
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • EveryoneEveryone Member Posts: 1,661
    Currently trying to land a Senior/Lead Systems Engineer and/or Architect type role. Really trying to move in that direction. Long term goal is IT Director or possibly CIO.
  • EuclidJonesEuclidJones Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    My long term goal is security consulting. I'd like to get some systems admin experience first, however. It's a bit of a lateral jump - I've been in programming most of my career.

    It's beginning to look like I'll have to take a serious pay cut and work up the ranks of experience.
  • MrRyteMrRyte Member Posts: 347 ■■■■□□□□□□
    My goal is to be part of a network support dept for cloud computing with ACS or be part of a data center operation. There are at least three less than 10 miles from me and more are being built as we speak. I'm not too crazy about San Antonio like I used to be (from May till mid-late Sept it's usually in the high 90's...ugh...icon_redface.gif ), but if the pay is good then I'll stick around.
    NEXT UP: CompTIA Security+ :study:

    Life is a matter of choice not chance. The path to your destiny will be paved by the decisions that you make every day.
  • size15shoesize15shoe Member Posts: 25 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Short Term: Systems Analyst, Lead Systems Analyst (total of 7 years)

    Long Term: IT Manager/Director definitely; CIO if i can go that far.
  • NOC-NinjaNOC-Ninja Member Posts: 1,403
    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.
    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
    • patch cables
    • 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
    • and more

    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.
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    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
    • patch cables
    • 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
    • and more

    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.


    thanks!
    2019 Goals
    CompTIA Linux+
    [ ] Bachelor's Degree
  • j6morrisj6morris Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Database Developer / Security Specialist

    Always been interested in DoD line of work.
  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Take early retirement at 50+ with a fat fee to do so by my employer ( it saves them money on the pension pot). Return to work on high contract rates for a couple of years or work contract elsewhere. Work part time when I feel like it. Sell educational and career materials online developed out of my experience and do some consultancy. The rest of the time I spend with my wife and kids.
  • Repo ManRepo Man Member Posts: 300
    I want an admin job dealing with Citrix or VMWare.
  • onesaintonesaint Member Posts: 801
    Move into Enterprise IT from SMB.
    Move into security, although I have no idea which particular position I'm after.
    Finish my bevy of cert desires along with my BS and MS.
    Maybe get into public sector work.
    Work in progress: picking up Postgres, elastisearch, redis, Cloudera, & AWS.
    Next up: eventually the RHCE and to start blogging again.

    Control Protocol; my blog of exam notes and IT randomness
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher A cornfield in OhioMember Posts: 4,299 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Learn more development for SharePoint
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  • snokerpokersnokerpoker Member Posts: 661 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Cisco certification and become a Sr Engineer with the company I currently work for.
  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Member Posts: 1,899 ■■■■■□□□□□
    To be good at what I want to do. Which will get me where I want to work.
    Booya!!
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  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Learn more development for SharePoint
    MCM on SQL Server 2011 or 2014

    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.
  • EveryoneEveryone Member Posts: 1,661
    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.

    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.
  • VAHokie56VAHokie56 Member Posts: 783
    To obtain CCNP -> CCIP -> CCIE

    Keep working as an engineer and maybe move to management towards the end of my career. I just cannot fathom not being able to play with the toys yet!
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  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    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.

    CISSP icon_rolleyes.gif....no comment icon_thumright.gif

    Naw starting a business is going to be the easy part. I mean of course it won't start off as a super high level security consultancy but I can still do av/sp removals, builds, firewall roll outs (when I get a little more experience) and stuff like that. My parents both run a small business (a very profitable small business) and I feel like I could do the same thing.
  • mikedisd2mikedisd2 Member Posts: 1,096 ■■■■■□□□□□
    To transcend IT and put down the tool belt.
  • ConradJConradJ Member Posts: 83 ■■□□□□□□□□
    To really get into VMWare.
  • xenodamusxenodamus Member Posts: 758
    Well, until recently it was to become a network engineer.

    Now that I've made it, I want to become an expert in my field. We have so many technologies in our datacenter that I know nothing about. I want to master all things networking.....
    CISSP | CCNA:R&S/Security | MCSA 2003 | A+ S+ | VCP6-DTM | CCA-V CCP-V
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