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 From: Bob Brook
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 Surrey
 United Kingdom
 Bob Brook
 To: Pete Sass
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 Marathon, Ontario
 Canada
 Pete Sass
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Subject: RE: Network Adminstratiors
Thread ID: 344930 Message ID: 345302 # Views: 45 # Ratings: 0
Version: Not Applicable Category: Off-topic
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 11:17:24 AM         
   


> >
> >
> > Yes, you didn't say that explicitly, but is reflected in this paragraph:
> >
> > >>>
> > How do these folks attain there jobs anyways with:
> > - no formal computer eduction background?
> > - no university computer degrees?
> > - and no database certifications?
> >
> > Is the IT world expanding so fast than quality of IT managers does not matter?
> > <<<
> >
> > But never mind, that is your opinion, not me.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Onytoo
>
>
> Hi Onytoo,
> So is it your option that an IT network administrator for a small sized server based company with 300-500 network users, or moving into a medium sized company with 500-1000 network users and a bank of 5-6 Windows server running active directory would be capable of administrating this network with, "No formal computer education background at all?"
>
> I am sorry to tell you, but the last position I got here in Canada during 2000 was for a network administrator running what I would call a mid-sized network consisting of a bank of 14 servers and 1,000 users under active directory. In order to get this position I needed:
> - 10 plus years of experience.
> - Microsoft certification in Windows 2003 servers.
> - Microsoft certification in Active Directory.
> - Microsoft certification in SQL Server.
> - 3 to 4 years of post secondary eduction in the IT field that I will not get into here.
>
> I would not even have been considered for such a position without some form of formal training. Granted the 10 plus years was also a large factor as well.
>
> No negative implications here intended, but I just want to understand better why your opinion is against some formal IT education.
>
> The IceMan", from the Great White North of Canada.
> www.marathongriffincomputers.com

Formal qualifications are only an indication of the potential ability.
Not an absolute guarantee that the person can do the job.

I have worked with people who had far more qualifications on paper, than I did.
But were seen by all as being completely useless. But such are the laws in the UK that the person had to be carried for years - doing more harm than good.

Too much emphasis is placed on formal qualifications and not enough on good work experience.

Regards

Bob of Surrey, England

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Network Adminstratiors Posted by Pete Sass @ 5/15/2012 9:57:32 PM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by subhankar pandey @ 5/16/2012 6:12:26 AM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by Paul Gibson @ 5/16/2012 3:09:56 PM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by tom knauf @ 5/21/2012 12:03:16 PM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by onytoo @ 5/21/2012 5:40:15 PM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by Pete Sass @ 5/22/2012 1:44:01 AM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by onytoo @ 5/22/2012 3:13:07 AM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by Pete Sass @ 5/22/2012 4:58:11 AM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by Bob Brook @ 5/22/2012 11:17:24 AM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by onytoo @ 5/22/2012 5:10:06 PM
RE: Network Adminstratiors Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 5/22/2012 9:06:27 AM