Choosing career as System Admin/Network Engineer after your degree or master degree
All IT companies (Smaller or Bigger) needs the IT support to secure their networks and for 100% production and no one will compromise with the security of their company’s network. So system admin/Network admins are essential assets for any company. The requirement and growth in this career is very high and no matters if it is recession period or its normal. Every IT/ITES/BPO/Call centers need system admins.
How to get this job?
Eligibility: You should be completed one of the following
BSc/BCom/BCA/B.tech/M.Tech/BE/ME/MCA Or any Diploma in Technical (2+3=15y).
Certifications: You should have done at least one of the following certifications
If you have some scripting knowledge like, VB scripting, Perl scripting, knowledge about batch files then it would be added advantage for this job.
The above all certifications are job oriented ones. If we have above mentioned eligibility criteria then surely we will get the jobs.
You can select the job or field as per your interest. For Example if you want to make the career as a System admin and that too in windows then you have to complete the MCSE/MCSA/MCP any one of these certifications to get entry in to this field. Once you have a little experience say 1 or 2 years you can do specialization in one of the field.
For example: DNS, Active Directory, Exchange server, SMS, Security etc
If you have done RHCT or RHCE then you can choose your career as a Linux system administrator.
If you are interested to make your career in networking field then you have to complete CCNA/CCNP certifications. This is also very vast field and you have to do some specialization after your initial career period to get good salary.
Hope the above information helps. You can post your queries if you need to know more about this career and I will try to provide you more info.