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I have added 2 types of link flairs:

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I will play around with the CSS however right now red is for "for hire" and purple is for "hiring".


Hey everyone! We have openings in Baltimore for both Network Engineers and Network Administrators. Ideal experience:

CCNA/CCNP (depending on position seeking/years of experience), Experience w/ Cisco Products, Some VoIP or firewall, experience routing and switching experience in a WAN enterprise level environment

Let me know if you are interested!


Hi guys,

I'm looking to hear people's experience and opinion on Microsoft Azure Solutions Engineer position. I've had a look at Glassdoor but I'd like to hear a more personal interpretation if anybody can spare it.

Bit of background - I'm currently a support engineer at AWS and I have just been offered a position in Microsoft in the same city. The salaries are almost equal and I'm happy where I am. Essentially, is the move going to be a net benefit for my career trajectory? Does anyone have experience in what to expect on a day to day basis at the MS office?


A little background about myself I have been in IT for 7 years. First starting with a mid-sized medical company in a small IT department. I got a lot of experience and was able to garner a knowledge of many different aspects of IT. Being that we were a small IT department everyone had to chip in. My company was aquired and I was retained and moved into a Systems Analyst roll. My job is a lot different and I feel that I have been silo'd and my growth as an IT professional stagnating.

I always wanted to work on with networking but was never given the opportunity by my employers due to critical importance of the infrastructure. I have worked with my current network team and even on some less important devices (web filtering and APs).

I recently got my CCNA I have a pretty good understanding of networking and am eager to start. I have applied for a handful of networking jobs gotten a few declines and no responses. I think this is mainly due to my lack of experience in the networking field. I guess my question is what are some reasonable positions I can get with my experience and certification? I planned on at least getting my foot in the door then going for my CCNP. Should I get that now? Do I need more certs, if so which ones? Not really where to start. Any advice would be appreciated.


Hi guys

What are the best US sites for Network jobs? I am thinking about moving south now that there seems to be a vacuum created by Trump's ban on foreign workers on H1B workers

thank you RCH


I'm currently seeking capable network engineers and solution architects in the Philadelphia metro area. If you're talented I want to talk to you. Read the excerpt below and if you think this is you reach out to me!

Senior Network Engineers are hands-on, technically-skilled, experienced professionals who perform detailed designs, project oversight and implementation of network-based solutions we provide to our clients. The senior network engineer will be expected to work directly with customers in all aspects of project deployment from design through testing, deployment and final deliverables.


I've gone to and cannot search by state.

My wife and I are looking at abandoning the frigid northern wastes and moving back south.

Looking for any small(ish) cable company in Nebraska, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, or Missouri. I'm not really cut out for big corporations, and we were just bought out by a major company. They take away far too many hats. I, unfortunately, really, really like my multiple hats.

I'm tempted to create a map from scratch if I can't find one already in existence. Started one before I thought to ask.

If you happen to be someone in one of those states with a cable company and needs someone for networking/cmts engineering, feel free to message me.

Experience predominantly General IT, CMTS, dealing with HFC/RFOG. I have also dealt with some of the direct FTTH connections, adtrans (blech), metaswitch, freepbx, & Incognito amongst a smorgesbord of other things. I'll have my bachelors in a few weeks if that means anything.


I am preparing for network engineer interviews. I am aware that every company is looking for different qualifications and cultural fits.

My question is: what networking technical questions should I be prepared to answer in the technical interview? Also, does anyone know a good place to research them in preparation for the interview?

Thank you


I'm a somewhat educated, somewhat trained phone jockey who isn't happy with scripts and work that is significantly more customer support than it is tech support. The current work I have is not technical to any real degree (there's even an expert system that could be mostly capable of handling the technical side of the job for you, if you let it) and I'm working to find my way out of it. However, I have a problem: I don't want to take a pay cut to get into real networking work.

The job I have right now is customer facing, essentially-level 1 helpdesk for an ISP. The work barely rises above monkey-work, but it's unionized and the ISP is big enough to afford it, so it's a ridiculously overpaid position. Last year, I grossed $83,000 from overtime, shift differential, and some incentive pay. The benefits are ridiculously generous. The area I live in isn't exactly cheap (Southeastern Pennsylvania/Central New Jersey, we'll say), but isn't expensive enough that I have any serious trouble supporting myself, my undergrad studnet girlfriend, and still being able to have some fun and save for emergencies.

I don't want to take a serious paycut. I think I'd be OK with $70-80k, especially because my girlfriend would be working by then. I came from a job making barely more than a third of that gross doing somewhat more technical (and more technically engaging -- at the ISP, no one cares if you beg, borrow, and steal more information about how the technology being supported works, while at the underpaid last place they were ecstatic if you expressed interest in taking lab machines apart) work, although still not really advanced. From what I understand about salaries in my area, I'd be really lucky to do $50,000 gross with my qualifications (a few years of miscellaneous helpdesk, Net+ and Sec+, so not much).

What level of certification will I need to achieve to start aiming higher than that? One of the benefits of being so grossly overpaid for hauntingly awful work is that I get to spend money on lab equipment, so I've got a well stocked Cisco lab (several last gen ISRs, a well stocked switch block), but I don't know if that will be enough. I'm probably a month or so away from feeling confident enough to take the CCNA and I've got a stack of CCNP books squirreled away for future use, but does a CCNP with no resume-worthy experience ("Oh, yeah, I've got plenty of Cisco experience....on my 12U rack at home...") earn that much?

And how much does studying for certifications really prepare you for network engineering work, anyway? I know that's what I want to do, but any use of the word 'engineering' is intimidating for me. Engineers are experts. I can't imagine feeling like an expert after spending even a pretty long time with less than a dozen machines.

I do have a lot of time. I'm staying with this company for at least a few more years, until the 401k company contribution match vests and stock offerings mature, but I want to be able to plan right. While the possibility of moving into an engineering position at the company is there, I'm somewhat hesitant only because of what an awful experience I've had on the frontline (although service provider scale networking IS really interesting). I can't imagine how terrible it would be without the union. How should I use the time I have wisely?


Hi, guys.

I currently live in the US, and will enroll in my local Cisco Networking Academy in two months.

I figure that, by the time I've earned my CCNA, the main factor that will set me apart from other CCNAs will be my Bachelor's Degree in Chinese.

I am extremely passionate about the Chinese language, and I would eventually like to find a career that allows me to use this language on a regular basis.

In your opinion, what kinds of companies / positions / internship programs should I look into?

I realize that I probably won't find the ideal job with just a CCNA, but I would like to learn more about the kinds of career paths that I might pursue in the future.

Thank you in advance for your help.


What is the best way to get into a Network Career? Do I need to go back to school or can I study for a certification on my own and take the exam? I dont have any experience in the field and have been working at a warehouse since I was 18. Is it too late to begin, and what certification should I go after that would give me the best job opportunities?


Guys, I'm desperate for some advice. So a bit of background info, I work in education and have been an IT Network Engineer in the same place for 5 years. The only quals I have is a L3 apprenticeship and a level 3 btec diploma. My work have offered me a 2 year l4 apprenticeship which includes CCNA.

I'm a bit concerned as I'm not sure if this is the direction I'd like to take. I'd be stuck in the same place for another 2 years, I don't even know if I'm happy in this area of work. If I was to be completely honest, I don't think I want to work in IT. But everybody keeps telling me how good the CCNA Qual is and will allow me progress my career.

I just don't want to accept this and then 2 years down the line I'm still stuck doing the same old job, and my life to be focused on something I don't even know if I want to do. Is the CCNA even worth it?

Thanks for reading guys any advice I would SERIOUSLY appreciate.


Hey r/networkingjobs,

I’ve been in the military working in a campus networking job for 12+ years. I’ve been doing Cisco networking the entire time managing a proprietary Cisco network of 15,000+ users.

I’ve been doing this for quite a while; got my CCNA/CCDA, then met a contractor who was in need of cert associations and studied and got CCDP, CCNA Wireless and CCNP. I feel I’ve got a really good grasp at running a campus LAN/MAN but I’m scared shitless at looking outside the DoD (Dept of Defense)

I’ve worked at a few bases, all collapsed core, L2/L3, VRRP, GLBP, EIGRP/OSPF, a lot of troubleshooting and infrastructure-related stuff. I’m completely scared of looking for jobs on The outside since I left the military. I’ve only looked for Civil Service Jobs; too scared to look in the outside world.

Should I be this scared? I’ve been too scared to really pursue anything. I think I may have a pretty solid background but I’ve never experienced anything else and I’m scared fucking shitless to look anywhere else. I haven’t known what to expect.


I'm 50 years old, and I spent ~20 years working as a software developer with a certain large networking equipment manufacturer.

I am intimately familiar with networking technology (mostly campus, some DC), and I have done a fair bit of troubleshooting on large installations. But being a software guy, I have no certs, and all my networking knowledge was gained on the job. I would be completely out of my depth if someone asked me to design a campus from scratch; OTOH something like writing automation scripts or Nagios customization would be right up my alley.

How should I position myself? I guess I could be a generic software developer and not restrict myself to networking, but I hate to throw away 20 years of networking knowledge (besides, I love networking). But I can't call myself a real "network engineer" either.


What starting pay should I ask for with Comptia A+ and Networking+ certifications? I live in Florida.


Hello everyone,

I'm looking for an entry-level Network Admin/NOC monitoring job around Los Angeles area. My experience is in logistic system admin (1,5 years) and i have CCENT cert (will taking CCNA R&S soon). Thank you



I'm not going to share too many details here, but my company is looking to hire an L3 network support resource in Saint Louis, Missouri. Their target candidate is going to be a CCNP R&S (in skillset, if not on paper) with a decent amount of wireless support experience (but they don't necessarily have to be a SME). It's not the most exciting job - you're not going to be doing much actual engineering - but the pay is VERY good. Message me if you're interested in hearing more.


You know what has always been sort of a dream for me is to be able to design and implement networks for naval vessels of any size.

I was wondering if any of you guys have had experience with this or have any advice for applying to such companies. How is the job market and is it something that is easy to get into?


Hello all,

My company is currently hiring for a Level 1 Network Administrator, for more details please see this very long link....

Feel free to PM me with any questions! Thank you!


I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, I can't really think of a better place to ask about a programming/networking related topic than here.

I'm finishing my BA in networking with some c and Java programming experience (i don't have a favourite between the two as of now) and I'm looking for a place to start looking for career paths that would involve programming ,I didn't think id like to code as much as I do now.

My only fear is that the projects that I did in college feel very easy(reading ASCII images, decrypting/encrypting data and programming TCP sockets) and that I will really struggle with commercial programming once I find a coding related career.

I have worked for 7 months as a net engineer intern in an ISP but I didn't program at all, I was just updating an already existing PHP(as far as I was told it was in PHP) database and logging into routers and checking up IP addresses onsite and later from home via a company laptop.

My question is what are some careers or places i could look for a career that would suit someone with my networking/programming skill set

Thanks, I appreciate it if any of you could give me some insight


I only have 2 certs that are non-networking (Sec+, ITIL). I have CCNA equivalent experience (configed cisco 3750s and 2690s), but again, no CCNA cert.

My job experiences:

  1. LTE RF technician (config and device setup and testing with Qualcomm Extensible Diagnostic Monitor and Rohde & Schwarz CMWs)

  2. 17D Cyber Officer, USAF (architectural design of LTE and WiFi (Aruba) integration and architectural design of enterprise voice session border controllers/local session controllers, modification management of wifi infrastructure (Aruba APs, mobility controllers, AAA servers, etc.).

How does this all translate? Kinda curious because I'll be looking for a job pretty soon when I separate.


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Hi all,

I'm a senior in college about to finish up a B.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in Networking and Network Security degree and I have some questions regarding a possible career in networking, system administration, or network security.

My first question is: what would some jobs be like in the networking and network security fields? Especially for someone about to graduate and be entry-level. What kinds of things would I be doing and systems/technologies I'd work with? This doesn't have to be exact because I suppose every job/company is different, but I guess I'd like to know what generally to expect...

Additionally, what salary range would I be in? I'm really curious what I could expect to earn in the New York City / Long Island area... Also, does it make a beneficial difference that I have B.S. in Computer Science as opposed to an I.T. degree or Computer Information Systems degree?

I'd really appreciate it if anyone who has chosen a similar path as me and has worked in the field that knows a thing or two could shed some light on this! Thank you for any answers.


Hello All, I finished ccna security certification. I have a requirement where a junior level engineer with minimum exposure to Cisco IronPort and url filtering device is required. Though I am a strong candidate for this position, I was suggested to get 700-280 ESFE exam. Can anyone provide me with guidance on how to get this exam done ? Any here certified with 700-280 ESFE ?


Hello Gents, I have the certs mentioned above in the title. My current job is more CCNA level work, plus wireless with some hints of CCNP. Not much CCNP experience. But its been really tough finding a worthy gig.

4 years experience as network support role, climbed the tiers x3. One year+ experience as a 1099 network engineer, at the same time. I sometimes get hit up again by email, answer some questions and then i never hear back. I interviewed for one company by phone, with 5 people. All said i did great but didn't have the exact experience. Whats wrong here?

Is the market so overly saturated? I speak well, dress well, my resume i think is good. I even interview people for my current job and i cant help but think HOW i dont get any job i want. (its really that bad). I have no degree, but do have some college. (Cisco academy for ccna and ccnp, network security, some python). I have Linux experience as well to some degree. What gives?

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