troubleshooting. Obviously, you know, we could do the troubleshooting in the aspect of, like, physical cables. You know, the actual device itself. So our switch router, etcetera. But these were some different ways. We can see like, for example, the pin commander trace route. We can see
where the problem might be as far as our connectivity, Right? So, for example, I can paint Google, and I could say, OK, well, you know, after my after my router, or you know, my motive at the house here, like I can't get anywhere else after that. So it's probably an issue with my eyes
or Hey, I can't even get to my rod, right? The only thing I could paying is my local address on my computer.
It's got to be an issue somewhere, you know, going on here. Maybe it's my modem is going out or something like that. So that just kind of helps you map where the problem might be.
Things like I peed configure, You know, I have configured linen will show, you know, that I p address the Mac address
and it's look up on then. Also, net status will so
do the lab today. We'll play around with a little bit. Now I won't be running the trace writer I have configured. I'm just I'm just gonna run those analytics that would do to a vitamin environment. But I'll do. The sum of the windows commands you to show you what that output looks like.
So where do you work? Right. Where can you work now? Obviously, Joe mentioned government. I mean, that's that's a huge employer. Also the financial industry. So things like insurance, banking, health care is a huge one as well. Manufacturing. Not so much.
Many of the manufacturing companies I know either just have, like, one network admin or engineer, or they just kind of outsource that on. Then. You know, tech companies, of course. You know, places like Google, Facebook, etcetera that are doing more the tech side.
Primarily you'll work in an office, But sure, Joe could probably tell stories of other places he said, to do this stuff at possibly attempt or something like that. But primarily, most people not working in the government will work in an office space. Now,
his cool guy right here, if you've ever seen the movie office space, which is a good classic movie for it.
So how do you become a network engineer? So we've talked about, like, you know. What are you doing? Some of the task. You know, what is a network engineer? How do you actually get to this point? Well,
a lot of people actually start off in the help desk, you know, or like a sys admin tuck rule. And then they work their way up to, actually, you know, as you get more exposure in the company, they start working their way up into a network engineer roll, so you may not have any formal education to get there. So I want to stress that that from sample myself. When I read the book on the plane ride out to talk to interview for an internship
that actually turned into like I worked helped us for a couple of weeks.
And then I move into a junior junior network administrator role that was titled.
So basically, at that point, I was working with servers and database servers and actually starting to do like some of the architecture of the network. So
that's what the non traditional path, which is somewhat challenging to get, unless you can get that first help this job. So that might be a path you want to choose other people who do like actual degree in computer science or computer networking. You could find specialties now and then, of course, you know, doing like entry level certifications, right? So things like number Plus
it is a big one. That's an entry level, along with
Microsoft's Empty A networking fundamentals and then ah, more common one that people go forwards like CCN A or even just doing the first examine that Siri's of C, C and T. So all those air kind of entry points into network engineering. Now
I've seen in some cases people take the cloud approach and then jump into network engineering. So, for example, they'll get like, you know, Amazon AWS, Certs, Azure or Google Cloud the work as it kind of cloud architecture for a little bit, and then the transition into network engineering. That's a less common path into it.
The more common path is starting in the foundational things of networking and kind of working your way up
and then moving into things like cloud architecture. But there are some people that I know that kind of did the opposite route and did it that way. So all that being said, I don't recommend you do it the way I did it of reading a book on a plane, You know, right before you go in for an interview, don't do that. Try to prepare a little more if you do try to do that anyway,
because, you know, that's that's way. All care about that. You know, even if we don't really weigh all kind of care about that, you want to pay your bills in one. So, salaries? Actually, you're gonna very widely. And that's gonna be based off. Kind of a level. You're right. So, um,
if you're, like, kind of the junior level where I was a zoo, junior network engineer, network admin, probably looking at 50 to 60 range, depending on your area. You know, back then, of course, the pay was less than again. I'm not gonna date myself by sharing when that was, but the pain was much less so. The rangers actually like 40 and that was considered, like, awesome
back then. But nowadays the range are you looking at about 50 60 is kind of average
starting out again. This kind of a junior level role. If you got some search on your belt, you're probably gonna hit the round of 70 K mark and depending again on your particular area, going up to anywhere from 80 85 90,000 again depend on your area now, getting above that, going into six figures or getting in Maura, the
network architect, up a role where you actually
working for larger companies and building out, you know, the
your average, you know, your average Joe or Jane type of person. That's just doing, like the network administrator stuff, you know, doing some networked apology, but mostly doing just kind of monitoring maintenance, that sort of stuff. You're probably looking around the 70 to $85,000 range
are the jobs. You know that obviously, you know, it's right to get salary, but there actually is anybody hiring? Yes, you know, So you know the bureau labor Alexis admin is about 6% growth each year s o the projected, you know, jobs in 10 years of roughly extra 100,000 or so jobs out there. So
keep that in mind that, um,
you know, you'll wanna never. Engineering's not going away, right? So we still have our foundational network stuff that builds up everything else builds off that. But you also want to keep in mind that you probably need to specialize in certain things. You know, for example, picking up like wireless, becoming good and wireless networking becoming good and cloud architect t
grand. You Did you have something? I ot is absolutely gonna be one of those.
Absolutely, You know, so, So specializing, right? Not the traditional, like generalized Jack of all trades network admin. You kind of need to understand the specialty areas as well. So the more you do that, the more you secure your job and also, the more you secure, better pay.
Come in, come in. Fields are probably gonna have growth are going to be, You know, the insurance or financial, financial industry, health care as well as the technology industry. Health care is kind of the big one that at least where I'm
located right now because I'm remote. Health care is a huge is employer in this area, aside from like oil, oil and cast