Well, let's go ahead and get started here. So the goals today are gonna be learning what a network engineer is, how you actually become one. So some of the things you might need to get as far as, like, certifications or education wise, uh, learn a little bit about cutting your day to day task of some of the things you'd be doing. So basically, what life is like is a network engineer.
We'll also talk about some different commands that are commonly used
as a network engineer is, well, some of the tools. And we'll have a lab where we demonstrate one of the tools wire shark that we kind of talked about a little bit in these sessions, along with some of the commands
and then as a mention, what is going to demonstrate? A couple of typical commands that you might be using A star is trying to assess, like, never conductive ity,
so prerequisite. So all you need is good pier, which you should technically have if you're watching this or your cell phone yet to be willing to learn. So at network engineering is a big field as far as like information that you'll end up learning if you decide to go that career path, so you have to be very willing to learn. And of course, today you need to be willing to learn what we're trying to teach you
and then commitment. So it's not like an overnight success type of thing. It takes a little time to learn all these things.
I like the quiet to the time I read a book on the flight to California to take an internship in I t. No clue about anything. I t At that time I read a book that working it was one of those, um, effort, I think was like, Sam's or some like that teacher self networking and 24 hours. So I read that on the plane to get the job.
Yeah. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. I was able to talk my way through it and then, like I learned on the job,
which which is OK, but I don't recommend that was very interesting. First couple of weeks, so well, that might not be the best way to do it, but that is a very important skill set, being able to learn on the job and improvised that is that is valuable. It absolutely is. So I want to say all that to say there are better paths to get in your first
reading a book on a plane as you go over. So commitment is the purpose there because I did commit
once I got hands on the ground here, boots on the ground and started going through the learning stuff. So So definitely commit to whatever you're gonna learn whether it's network engineering or something else we've talked about already.
Are you actually in the right place? Well, if you're new to I t or you know, everything is brand new to you or you want to get into I T. Or if you've been working like in the help desk or some other area and you're like, man, this network people look really, really cool. I want to be one of them. So either one of those are good option for you to know that you're in the right place.
If you just want to know, Like, what does a network engineer do and just kind of understand the role better? You're in the right spot.
If your recruiter or hiring manager and you're trying to tweak that job posting so you can get the best candidate. So you understand. You know, what do they actually do? Instead of just posting like network engineer that will you understand what they're actually doing? So you can put their correct skill set in the job posting and get the best people?
Or if you're a job seeker or somebody that's currently in, like, you know, educational programs like university or community college program as a student and you're kind of looking like What job do I want to get when I graduate? This is a good career path to choose.
And most importantly, if you enjoy talking about Joe Perry, talk about Taylor Swift.
You're in the right spot
now. Stay absolutely, And that makes more sense. If you've been watching our series so far, we've talked about
before jumping to supplemental materials. I want to mention one thing. So if anyone remembers the Where's Waldo Books? I'm kind of dating myself here when I say growing up, because some people are probably thinking that's an ancient book. But anyways, if you're familiar with that,
so if you if you find the slides with Waldo, you don't really win anything. But you get to be cool and that's important. So if you put that in the chatter saying, Hey, which slide it is. So, for example, if if it was in this one here, if it was in the are you in the right place and the chat, just go ahead and post Are you in the right place so we can see
who knows where the Waldo is
now. I'm not gonna tell you, obviously. So I picked a slide that purposely doesn't happen. So if why we'll go ahead and go through the rest of presentation.
So some of my terry materials now one of the lab's gonna be used in a boon to clinics just to show you wire shark and then the other lab. I'm gonna use Windows 10 s o. I just recommend having windows for a lot of the commands were using because we're going over the primarily the windows commands that you be using a ZAY mentioned using cyber lab environment. So
both the labs I'll pull up today and go through
will will be inside of our actual environment. However, you can do these things on your own as well
slides, right. You'll meet the slides. Obviously, that way you can follow along. And then also, John s three is a network allessio do network emulation. So basically, build your own essentially virtual network in practice things, especially if you're going for, like, a Cisco certification. So in the last couple of slides, I've got a link to their website.
We can go download the free software,
learned some tutorials and play around with that. We're not covering that in today's session, but I just wanted a link to that. You can practice networking a little more on your own if you choose to do so.