Is it just me or is networking the most boring, banal, tedious, dull and...

Samuel Hill
Samuel Hill

Is it just me or is networking the most boring, banal, tedious, dull and mind-numbing area of IT?

Blake Phillips
Blake Phillips

It's not just you. It's where the "mechanics" of IT go; the guys who don't know what they are doing, etc.

They pride themselves on knowing how routing works; when it's one of the easiest god damn things in IT.

Jose Baker
Jose Baker

I'm studying for my CCNA and CCNA security certs.

Hoping to become a network engineer for a major telco and make 100k

Juan Cox
Juan Cox

hahahahahahahhahahahahhaahhahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahaha

I hope this is a troll post, 100k lol

Carson Green
Carson Green

i work in a network ops center for a major ISP and i can tell you, they don't make much money. very unrewarding work.

Jayden Lewis
Jayden Lewis

No, tech support is

Just dumb people who "can't find the internet" all day long.

Nicholas White
Nicholas White

100k
2005 called they want their wage back

Josiah Turner
Josiah Turner

It's ok, he's following the CCNA/Cisco marketing material.

Dylan Murphy
Dylan Murphy

idk man being a sysadmin is comfy

Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell

Called my ISP because I was having packetloss. Had WINMTR and Wireshark logs to provide them to show it wasn't on my end.

Told them I was having packetloss and they sad "well here it shows you are getting XX megabytes, the speed you pay for", I said megabits, they said "megabytes", so I gave in on that and said thats not the problem, the problem is quality and stability. They said "I don't know what you mean by packetloss". ISP tech support folks.

Aiden Anderson
Aiden Anderson

They hire people off the street as long as they've got high school under their belt because 95% of their caller volume is grandma not knowing how to "click on google."

Worst part, there's nobody you can really talk with that'd be well informed.

Cameron Walker
Cameron Walker

easy money, goy.

Asher Kelly
Asher Kelly

pretty boring and helpdesk sucks but lots of easy money and jobs though

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson

Is it just me or is networking the most boring, banal, tedious, dull and mind-numbing area of IT?
Nah. That would be databases.

Elijah Gutierrez
Elijah Gutierrez

Very true, even the supervisor didn't know what "line stability" meant. They sent techs out though and it was fixed the next morning. Something at the junction box up the street fried or something. It's a sad state when the actual techs are being paid less than the braniacs in tech support/supervisor positions.

Jace Barnes
Jace Barnes

I don't fucking care about money, is the job easy and stress free? Planning on getting myself a cert.

James Edwards
James Edwards

Yeah, but you can't really blame them. I mean if you are somewhat qualified you'll probably avoid that position.

Caleb Cooper
Caleb Cooper

t. "sysadmin"

Lucas Long
Lucas Long

Tech support is not really an IT area, at least academically.

You don't do this, you tell them your skype or whatever calls are dropping midway, else they will give you a canned response for the most common problem E.g. speed.

Easy yes, stress free hell no, depending on the workplace some network cabinets can induce some panic attacks on the most inexperience technicians.

Xavier Green
Xavier Green

Why do people say that they are SysAdmins all the time?

Really you just manage Active Directory at best.

How does one ID a Great Sys Admin. Or rather skills gained to be a good Sys Admin?

Jordan Morgan
Jordan Morgan

How does one ID a Great Sys Admin. Or rather skills gained to be a good Sys Admin?

By the amount and quality of scripts build, in that regard *nix sysadmins rule over windows because there are some stuff you just can't do without a GUI on Windows.

Really you just manage Active Directory at best.

Try managing an AD on a linux server with Samba and/or Kerberos, it's harder but overall better because you actually need to know how it works.

Wyatt Roberts
Wyatt Roberts

try managing AD on a Linux server

Umm. Why the fuck would you do that? Just integrate FreeIPA or realmd with Windows AD.

Grayson White
Grayson White

Underrated post

Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones

Seconded. Most of the people I meet majoring in networking are either failed front end devs, weebs, or gym rats. I hope to God this isn't a reflection of the industry as a whole in my area.

Jack Reyes
Jack Reyes

Since my course is networks and cyber security, my plan is to sysadmin until I value more money over easier job and then jump into cyber security

Matthew Powell
Matthew Powell

Networking is the designated driver of IT.
Helps all the more interesting things get where they're going but is boring as fuck itself.

Adrian Brown
Adrian Brown

The power rating is as follows:

Electronics Engineer
Database Engineer

POWER GAP

IT Systems Engineer

POWER GAP

Information Security Analyst
Network Engineer
Software Developer

POWER GAP

Computer Network Architect
Backend Developer
Frontend Developer

POWER GAP

Network Administrator
Tech Support Actually Knower

POWER GAP

Tech Support Bullshitter To Waste Your Time

Ian Sanders
Ian Sanders

Is it just me or is IT the most boring, banal, tedious, dull and mind-numbing area of IT?

Fixed.

Elijah Moore
Elijah Moore

POWER GAP

Xavier Foster
Xavier Foster

Why is Database man so high? I have a friend who fucked right outta there for a frontend dev job.

Ryan Wright
Ryan Wright

that never happens. it goes the opposite way for ~99% of people

Noah Allen
Noah Allen

Depends a lot on your credentials. If you're a database ultra virgin wizard you can land a great job in a growing corporation and solve their inevitable scalability issues, which leads to rock star status.

Colton Johnson
Colton Johnson

We're all friends here... and anonymous
What ISP?

Actual engineers can make between 100k-135k pretty easily in the ISP world but we are not talking about the "install engineers" or the "help desk engineers".

The title of network engineer has changed quite a bit. Most today don't even have a proper Cisco background

Basically most ISPs actually offer a ton of services and ones that require highly skilled engineers

The guys delivering home wifi/internet don't make that much. Why would they, they are kind of like tier 1 engineers and don't do much except take boring calls from home customers

Liam Ward
Liam Ward

mechanics" of IT go;

You make it sound like a bad thing. So yea, it isn't that bad at all

Anyway, don't confuse the guy plugging in the cable, or the guy doing basic networking troubleshooting for an ISP this field is huge

And yea, networking is a meme?
kek
I've designed networks most wouldn't understand how they work, where the weak points are, or where the security flaws are.

Eli Walker
Eli Walker

How do I get a job as a Tech Support Bullshitter to Waste Your Time.

Blake Phillips
Blake Phillips

Umm, what ISP?

So most ISPs do not have the capability to check proper packet loss, jitter, delay etc.. they can run a continuous ping but good luck getting actual results from that

The in home modem/routers are pretty basic depending on the carrier and most like they will tell you to restart the damn thing

Joshua Perez
Joshua Perez

s it just me
It's you

Cooper Roberts
Cooper Roberts

ISP is a good start of some small IT company that does help desk support

I was never hired for those roles, too qualified and they wouldn't waste the $13/hr on me since they fucking knew the whole time i would quit

eventually found a job that led me to making 100k in the networking world

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