Found an very interesting article off of Greg Ferro’s Etherrealmind page that I would like to share with all of you


Greg brings up a VERY good point I’ve been seeing in the industry as well. Last summer I did a meetup for the NYC Networkers Meetup Group called “Life of a Network Engineer”. There I went off saying that if you learn CCNA R&S, CCNA Security, MCSA level of knowledge you can pretty much get a job anywhere. Why?

Every job has firewalls.

Every job has Windows servers/desktops

Every job has switches/routers/ISP drop

Of course every once in a while you find a Juniper shop or a Linux shop, but MOST of the time you’ll find the same technologies OVER and OVER again.

This should be a big sigh of relief for anyone studying to get into the networking field. Learn it once, and you can pretty much go anywhere. You’ll get similar interview questions, and find similar business problems that you’ve seen solved or dealt with. If your a consultant, its great to be in this arena since you can see dozens of companies solve the same problem dozens of different ways.


William Zambrano

William Zambrano

NYC networkers is run by William Zambrano, a passionate network engineer who has been in the IT industry for eight years who posts up blog articles, YouTube videos, and holds events in the NYC area. He lives in Queens, New York and has consulted in various different companies in the NY area. Previously William worked as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI) but now currently works for Arista Networks serving as a Systems Engineer. William can be reached by email at

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