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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Zendmann1: 4:01am On Apr 02
DAramis:
To the thread owner, thank you for the wealth of information which you have shared so far. Just like other threads in Travel section, I have gain one or two useful information. Please my question is this:

Apart from Networking that seems relatively easy to learn (but difficult to enter), which other field of IT that might pay modestly and easy to learn? If possible, non programming (heavily) based IT course.

I already tried learning programming (self study) but it is not easy. As for data science, I am going to brush up my knowledge on excel first before anything else but kept it in view.

Any other IT knowledgable person can still answer my question.

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MackNaija
Zendmann1
TEODIN

Most guys I have met in IT field usually start with Desktop support>>>Systems Admin >>> then move to either Devops, Network engr, security etc... so if you are looking for easy, then start with Desktop support.. here in the U. S is usually around 45k per year(depend on location)... but at the rate they are automating stuff now .. they will soon automate desktop support out of existence grin .
To qualify for desktop support role.. just start with how to press computer keyboard, then learn Microsoft, active directory so you can reset user password and unlock account lol grin ...

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Zendmann1: 4:24am On Apr 02
Boye33:



Hello
I am a recent graduate of electrical engineering. I am currently interning with an ISP company in Nigeria.
I seem to be enjoying the work after months of dabbling into so many things (Data Analysis, Machine learning ) because I don't know which one would open the door.
I am currently preparing (taking tutorial videos) to take the ccna certification so I'll have more qualifications but I don't seem to know where to go from there.
Rather than work on the front end of networking, connecting routers and switches, I would like to develop myself on the backend, like configuration and so on.
How can I go about this, what certifications and areas do I need to work on for these?
thanks.

Technically nothing like front end or backend .. just depends on the role. For entry level you have to start with what I call "plug and play" .. that is the switch and router have been configured by the oga at the top all you need to do is just to go to the data center and plug the cables in to add the device to the network.

As you continue to grow in the field you join the oga at the top and start designing, planning and configuring those network devices. It is a good thing you are preparing for CCNA, that will really accelerate you to the top. While working on CCNA don't forget to learn automating tools like ansible, python etc. in reality no one actually configures on router command line anymore.. everything is now automated especially in large data center build.

So start with CCNA but don't be a "certification grabber" make sure you learn and become an expert in CCNA topics before going to the next level like CCNP... I have seen NIgerians here who think they can just use dumps and pass and expect a big job.. most end up disappointed because ohibo no send your certificate and you end up exposing yourself because by the time they ask you mid-level question which a CCNA holder should know and you fumble with your CCNP on your resume.. na so so you will hear from us you go dey hear.

if you need assistance and images with setting up EVE-NG, GNS3 or CISCO VIRL.. let me know .. I have almost 50gig of different images, na naija internet go determine if you fit use am. Cheers

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by DAramis: 4:27am On Apr 02
Zendmann1:


Most guys I have met in IT field usually start with Desktop support>>>Systems Admin >>> then move to either Devops, Network engr, security etc... so if you are looking for easy, then start with Desktop support.. here in the U. S is usually around 45k per year(depend on location)... but at the rate they are automating stuff now .. they will soon automate desktop support out of existence grin .
To qualify for desktop support role.. just start with how to press computer keyboard, then learn Microsoft, active directory so you can reset user password and unlock account lol grin ...

Thanks, though I am not in the 'States' but the advise is still valuable.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Boye33: 9:54am On Apr 04
Zendmann1:


Technically nothing like front end or backend .. just depends on the role. For entry level you have to start with what I call "plug and play" .. that is the switch and router have been configured by the oga at the top all you need to do is just to go to the data center and plug the cables in to add the device to the network.

As you continue to grow in the field you join the oga at the top and start designing, planning and configuring those network devices. It is a good thing you are preparing for CCNA, that will really accelerate you to the top. While working on CCNA don't forget to learn automating tools like ansible, python etc. in reality no one actually configures on router command line anymore.. everything is now automated especially in large data center build.

So start with CCNA but don't be a "certification grabber" make sure you learn and become an expert in CCNA topics before going to the next level like CCNP... I have seen NIgerians here who think they can just use dumps and pass and expect a big job.. most end up disappointed because ohibo no send your certificate and you end up exposing yourself because by the time they ask you mid-level question which a CCNA holder should know and you fumble with your CCNP on your resume.. na so so you will hear from us you go dey hear.

if you need assistance and images with setting up EVE-NG, GNS3 or CISCO VIRL.. let me know .. I have almost 50gig of different images, na naija internet go determine if you fit use am. Cheers


Thank you so much for your simplification and clarification.

pardon me, I still have few questions
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--This is the first time I am hearing of Ansible, how does it work and how and where can I learn it. I picked up python while working on data science, though I am only familiar with the data science related libraries.
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- I'll definitely need your assistance, I have come across the GNS3 simulation software in my study, but haven't been able to practice on it. How can i get them sir?
.

- Apart from the networking industry, what branch of networking is in demand in other industries as well. I don't want to streamline my chances to only the networking industry.
What path can I follow to achieve this?

Thanks so much for your replies once again.
.

Happy Easter
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 12:00am On Apr 08
I am tired of working cry, abeg who fit borrow me mature 401k balance so I go retire?? grin

Been busy for the last two weeks creating the first new resume after starting my present role (attached a copy below for people who need samples for modification). Would say it is 85% done.
Already seen juicy jobs to apply for but need to remain calm and learn this one a little more. cheesy

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by stonemasonn: 6:57am On Apr 08
MackyNaija:
I am tired of working cry, abeg who fit borrow me mature 401k balance so I go retire?? grin

Been busy for the last two weeks creating the first new resume after starting my present role (attached a copy below for people who need samples for modification). Would say it is 85% done.
Already seen juicy jobs to apply for but need to remain calm and learn this one a little more. cheesy

Baba na to dey shift go into management oo, no time. Consider Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by smartkester(m): 9:12am On Apr 08
stonemasonn:


Baba na to dey shift go into management oo, no time. Consider Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Please, I have been wanting to ask this question, what's the criteria of getting lean six sigma black belt? and what are the merits of this certification
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 5:51pm On Apr 08
stonemasonn:


Baba na to dey shift go into management oo, no time. Consider Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Me and smartkester get the same question!
I am confused about what would pass for the black belt project as I already have one ongoing. How "big" should it be?
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by stonemasonn: 7:54pm On Apr 08
MackyNaija:

Me and smartkester get the same question!
I am confused about what would pass for the black belt project as I already have one ongoing. How "big" should it be?
check out Arizona state university, they have an online certificate if you can invest it'll look great in your cv along with your other certification and degree.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by stonemasonn: 8:07pm On Apr 08
smartkester:
Please, I have been wanting to ask this question, what's the criteria of getting lean six sigma black belt? and what are the merits of this certification
The op is a quality engineer and certified six sigma green belt.
Personally I'm looking at it from the age point of view ...I don't know how old Macky is but I feel he should accelerate his career towards engineering management.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 9:00pm On Apr 08
stonemasonn:
check out Arizona state university, they have an online certificate if you can invest it'll look great in your cv along with your other certification and degree.
I scanned through the program and will take an in-depth look at it. Thanks.
Was previously looking at the certification offered by the ASQ.

Will do some checks on Engineering Mgt too.
Too many things to learn... Keeping it streamlined is not easy.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by molybdenum0012: 6:39am On Apr 09
Hey guys, it is really inspiring reading through your work profiles here.
In less than 18 months I may be in the USA as a legal immigrant. I would love to prepare myself ahead.

Currently this is my qualifications in Nigeria. I have master of science in Radiation and Health Physics. I work part time with a Radiation consultant company as a Radiation Physicist.

I know it may be hard getting a job in that role over there in the US. So, it will be more or less starting afresh. Ofcourse, I am ready and willing to explore other field entirely be it IT or health or medical related so far it will pay off eventually.

Please I need your candid advice on what field to explore. Note I am willing to start all over again. And if I can build on what I have already, how do I go about it.?

Thanks

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