Network and Computer Systems Administrator Essay

1606 Words Jun 20th, 2008 7 Pages
I am proposing to write about becoming a network and computer systems administrator, one of the reasons I chose this field to do my final project on is I am already in this field of work and feel that I have a fairly good background and plenty of information to share with others. I started in the Information Technology field in 2000 as a System Support Specialist for a fairly good sized Insurance Company. I have always like computer and figuring out what makes them work so when I had the chance to apply for a job in this field I jumped at it. The internet plays a large part of every company’s day-to-day business. I performed research in the form of a survey on how individuals chose their career choice and their field of study.

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More of the female participants stated that since going to college and having a career they have made the choice to stay at home and start their families. This helps to make the graduate to job availability ratio a little better. People also have to work longer in this day and age before they can retire. The day that some of the older participants could retire was at age 65 where as the younger participants have to work till the age of 70 or so. It was very interesting to study the results that I received back from my survey, I was very happy to have all the individuals participate so that I could receive a vast array of answers to my questions. I was surprised that more of the males that participated in my survey had more of the manual labor jobs where as the females had more of the office type positions or where stay-at-home moms. Which, we all know that stay-at-home moms still have a full time job and it is not an easy one.

IT Certifications are growing at a fast pace, but not all certifications are equal. Some certifications are more difficult to earn which are also in high demand. When choosing a certification one needs to match the certification with their career choice. Employers on the other hand need to fully understand what the different certifications truly proves about the individual and how it will affect their ability to perform the job they are hired for. Individuals will

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