Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

17 posts


Topic # 92485 30-Oct-2011 20:48
Send private message

Hi, I just recently joined geekzone and was wandering if you guys could help me out. As the title state I'm wanting to become a network engineer or something along the lines of it. I have just recently graduated from Auckland Uni with a BSc in Information systems. Just recently I landed a phone support job with an ISP and will be handling Tech Support and Billing enquiries. 

I'm trying to figure out if I am on the right path and if you guys think i need any certifications. I have done CCNA1-4 through uni but have yet to sit the final exam.

I look forward to your kind words of advice.

Thanks Raiden1221

p.s Not sure if this in the right section:)


Create new topic
309 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 539371 30-Oct-2011 21:44
Send private message

If its something you enjoy and have passion for then you're probably on the right path. Starting at the bottom (helpdesk) and working your way up is the only real way to do things, make contacts, play and learn as much as you can and do some papers if you're any good at studying :)

If you could get yourself a small lab to work with comprising of routers, switches & voip from the vendors cisco & juniper that would be a good start for the SME & ISP world. Depending on which provider you end up working (if you go telco) then it'll eventuate to Alcatel-Lucent equipment or Extreme networks for switching all the while still utilizing cisco & juniper.

Juniper used to do free courses, JNCIA & JNCIS from time to time, not sure if they still do but have a look at their website and maybe sign up.

It's not something you will get into quickly, it'll take time, but provided your eager to learn and play with new equipment and you watch and learn from others you should be ok.

Good luck :)

Barry Murphy
ISPMap - New Zealand ISP map
Vibe Communications LTD - Business ISP and Wholesale Carrier

Any comments made by myself don't reflect the views of my employer, they are mine and mine alone

2290 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 375


  Reply # 539394 30-Oct-2011 23:07
Send private message

Hi Raiden, I've sent you a PM, have a read :)


17 posts


  Reply # 539396 30-Oct-2011 23:18
Send private message

Just had a read and replied. Thank you so much for your input. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.

17 posts


  Reply # 539397 30-Oct-2011 23:21
Send private message

Also what are the chance you are in the North Shore. That so buzzy hahaha

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.