so job prospects so actually really good. I don't have a percentage is on this slide like Joe, but, uh, a lot. A lot of jobs are open. So what I did is I cyber si dot or gets a good website to go to to get some general information about different light and cyber security jobs.
The other thing I did, and that's why I have a range of like 255,000. Plus, uh, I just went on a couple different job boards like indeed, monster, etcetera, distracted network engineer and a tone of jobs pulled up. So what you'll see is you'll see that a lot of jobs will mention network engineer, but they may be actually labeled as you know, like system Administrator even
could be like Network Administrator
could be like Cyber Security analyst, but they actually want you to do like network engineering stuff as well. I would shy away from that because it's kind of two different verticals there, so you don't want to get mixed into doing a whole lot of extra work. But you know you'll find a lot of different job prospects, for it is kind of what I'm trying to get out.
Assembly on that note just real quick. As we mentioned, beginning this video is also for recruiters. So if you are, or if there's a recruiter in your life, have them watch this video and find out that these jobs are not the same. So that when we look things up on job or yes, we don't get sys admin work as a pen tester.
Yes, which is a huge pet peeve of anybody in this field whose job hunting
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So Sally arranged is good right for network engineers. Actually, 85,000 is a little low. I know some that Joe mentioned. There's some instances of people over six figures. I know some network engineers that Aaron the 1 50 to 1 70 range salary wise plus stock options, etcetera.
But most people are generally, once you get like a few certifications in a little
experience, Your General Arian that 70,000 to about 175,000 range as a network engineer.
So different certifications that are commonly seen network Plus is one of the most common ones out there that will see for network administrators along with the sea CNN, which is this Cisco Certified Network associate. Those were the two most common ones that you'll see out there. And then also, we've got, of course, like empty air Microsoft Technology associate
the fundamental type of basic level certifications similar to like network plus
and then also moving into the next level of that is M. C s A s a Microsoft certifies Commissions administrator. Excuse me, associate. They changed the name of it. Used to be an administrator back in the day and then Microsoft Certified Solutions Experts of the M. C s A. M C C. That's kind of the next level
past, like Network Plus or Empty A Network fundamentals.
And then see CNN, as I mentioned, is most common one. And then CCMP is kind of that next step on top of the ccn eso Cisco certified network professional.
And then, you know, I want to mention also with C c n a. That that's actually good jumping off certification if you decide, Like after your network engineer that you want to jump. Like in the cyber security. They do have a CC and a security, which is a very popular certification. So either if you want to jump off and decide security specifically or if you just want to become Maur,
But if you wanna become better as a network engineer and understand security better, CCN a security is another jumping off point. I'm not pushing any certifications, but I just wanna kind of mention that there's a lot of these kind of tie in to the next level. So as you're moving up in your career, you'll be able to do other certifications and kind of you choose your own adventure, so to speak.
They find eye may be getting myself
for those books back in the day where you got to choose your little adventure people. That's that's fine. I know Joe remembers those books so many anyways, they were fun. They were fun. So that's where we're kind of getting a paralysis for Children. It's great. Yes, exactly.
So we're kind of getting learning those books is every choice I make is wrong and usually it falls, we going to space? Yes,
you know, I was We're digressing to be here, but it's fun to do. Uh, I had, like, one of the diners were once like every time I got eaten, that was never fun. It's an unfortunate situation. It's the last one on this list years, actually. Ah, certification from Palo Alto. So messy, Palo Alto certified network security engineer.
So that's definitely not an entry level one. That's probably more so of
as you've gone up, like maybe Network plus C C and a evening like CCMP. That's kind of like maybe a next step after that. So generally, probably you need, like a solid +34 years experience, at least not to try to go for that one. But like entry level would be Network Plus or C CNN or kind of the entry level certifications on this particular list.
So we do have a career path for this one, so this one is actually on the site. So if you cook up a live page after this session, you'll see a little image for network engineer. Once you click on that, you'll get a little more information, and if you decide to enroll in it. It'll actually show you the entire syllabus where we kind of walking through all the foundational stuff, right? So, like, they never plus,
we take you through like C C and a A lot of labs.
I mean, there is well to give you a lot of hands on stuff on. And that way you could kind of walk out of it with a solid foundation of computer networking and hopefully, you know, getting a job. You know, that's kind of our goal with all this stuff to help you get a better job or get a job if you don't have one right now.