From the Publisher
This is the first computer book that prepares its readers what to expect once they have gotten a job, what kind of software they should know, and how to deal with everyday real world situations that are never addressed. Douglas Chick is the author and creator of the popular, computer professional Website, The Network Administrator, and has turned all of the questions that have been asked by beginners and professionals into What All Network Administrators Know. Like the Website, Doug is informative, direct, and uses humor to get the point across. If you are considering a career as a network administrator, or already are one--this book is for you.
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.
From the Author
The author, Douglas Chick, is a seasoned Network Administrator / IT Director that manages a network that spans across 20 states. What All Network Administrators Know, gives advice on "Getting A Job With No Experience", helps answer the question of "What Do Network Administrators Make" and explains all the equipment in a typical server room. In addition to technical questions this book gives valuable insight on Company Politics, How to Work with Computer Users, and How to Interact with Computer End-users. If you are considering a career in computers or you are already in computers and want to know what else you should know to become a network administrator, this $11.99 purchase is worth every penny.