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    Jim Guest

    a switch to Networking industry


    Hi,
    I am a software developer in a Silli valley company thats into
    developing stock/instrument trading systems. I did my MS in Electrical Engg
    a year ago and since then I've been working for this company. I want to make
    a transition to systems level programming in the Networking/communications
    industry because this is what I've always been interested in. It was only
    a hasty decision that led me to join my present company and I want to come
    out of it before I get sucked too much into this financial s/w domain. I
    have a decent knowledge of Unix internals & Comp. Architecture, I am reasonably
    good in C prgming, I understand and appreciate various switching/routing
    algorithms and I am an ardent reader and follower of new technologies in
    broadband communications and Networking. I dont have any hands-on experience
    in developing software for the networking devices. I am trying to target
    some of the big players in this industry like Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, Nokia,
    Motorola .... and the list continues. I am in the process of reading books
    in these areas to enhance my theoretical knowledge. I am also trying out
    different things like installing Linux on my PC and looking at the kernel
    code, understanding device drivers and trying to write one etc. Can someone
    give me a highly directed advise as to what it takes to break into the Networking
    industry ? Thanks a lot for your patience.

  2. #2
    simon Guest

    Re: a switch to Networking industry

    Well, the technology industry is exploding and always need people.
    Therefore, one should always go for a field that he/she is interested in.
    In your case, to get into the networking field, I suggest you to acquire
    those Cisco certification and MCSE, etc. Certification will help you to get
    thru the door. After that, it is all up to you to perform.

    Hope this helps.

    simon.


    "Jim" <jimo_usa@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:39e20cd8$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Hi,
    > I am a software developer in a Silli valley company thats into
    > developing stock/instrument trading systems. I did my MS in Electrical

    Engg
    > a year ago and since then I've been working for this company. I want to

    make
    > a transition to systems level programming in the Networking/communications
    > industry because this is what I've always been interested in. It was only
    > a hasty decision that led me to join my present company and I want to come
    > out of it before I get sucked too much into this financial s/w domain. I
    > have a decent knowledge of Unix internals & Comp. Architecture, I am

    reasonably
    > good in C prgming, I understand and appreciate various switching/routing
    > algorithms and I am an ardent reader and follower of new technologies in
    > broadband communications and Networking. I dont have any hands-on

    experience
    > in developing software for the networking devices. I am trying to target
    > some of the big players in this industry like Cisco, Lucent, Nortel,

    Nokia,
    > Motorola .... and the list continues. I am in the process of reading books
    > in these areas to enhance my theoretical knowledge. I am also trying out
    > different things like installing Linux on my PC and looking at the kernel
    > code, understanding device drivers and trying to write one etc. Can

    someone
    > give me a highly directed advise as to what it takes to break into the

    Networking
    > industry ? Thanks a lot for your patience.



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