From the Publisher
This book will teach you:
What Software You Are Expected to Know
What a Network Administrator Does
The Truth About Certifications
How to Identify The Gear in a Server Room
This book is in response to the daily e-mails I receive from my website TheNetworkAdministrator, that ask the question; "What do I need to know to become a network administrator?" Some of you reading this book might find that you have all the qualifications needed, while others may become easily discouraged. Don't be discouraged. Nothing long lasting or worth having such as a professional career can happen overnight. As an experienced network administrator and a computer professional I can help you avoid the pitfalls that I see many new computer people encounter and help you realize your objective by making you more employable, by knowing what you can expect as a network administrator and the types of programs you will be expected to know. The problem with most books on computers and networking is they are thick with trivial data that either doesn't help you get a job or doesn't tell you what to do once you have one. What All Network Administrators Know is a short book that is to the point from a network manager's perspective. All the books that you've read about computers and networking before this one addressed configurations, program usage and enough acronyms to fill a popular vegetable soup can. This book addresses what you should know before you interview and what you should expect once you have the job.