How to Become an Inter Networking Technician

Organizations, corporations and even individuals have computers and devices networked together. In fact we have hundreds of thousands of inter-connected networks. Therefore it is desirable to be able to inter-network them together to create ever larger networks of inter-connected computers. This ability to create even larger networks of networks is becoming essential in even small businesses. The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to how to become an inter-networking technician.

Steps

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    Become certified in Cisco Networking. Cisco is the current leader in network certification. Cisco networking is divided into five levels and seven different paths.
    • Entry-Level[1] is designated as CCENT.
    • Associate level certification is the entry level certificate for all networking paths in the Cisco course. It is designated as CCNA[2] for all except Design / Routing & Switching.
    • Professional level certification is designated by CC*P, where * is N, D, S, P, I, or V, depending on the different field of work.
    • Expert is designated by CCIE[3].
    • Cisco Certified Architect is highest level of accreditation achievable within the Cisco Career Certification program. It is the pinnacle for individuals wishing to show their formal validation of Cisco technologies and infrastructure architecture.
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    Become familiar with the OSI model of the internet.
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    Become aware of the major vendors of networking technology, such as Juniper, D-Link, Belkin, Cisco/Linksys, and Netgear.
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    Take the A+ Certification. This is the entry level certification required for nearly all IT Jobs.
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    Take the Network+ certification. It is the next level above A+ in the networking field.
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    Look at other CompTIA certifications, as they may cross over in to the networking field.
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    Check in to the O'Reilly vendor of books, as they make excellent tutorials on networking.
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    Learn how MYSQL and other databases function, as they make up a good portion of internet traffic.

Tips

  • Read on your own time about networking.
  • Nothing can replace experience. This will differentiate you with other candidates.
  • Experiment on your own with networking. Try using Unix instead of Windows, and experiment with NAS, SAMBA Shares, and wireless networking.

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