Feel like stuck in field

Nokia ma123
Apr 25, 2018 13 Comments

I studied MS in computer network. Joined current company as Product support/NPI engineer in core networking since 4 yr. I don't have coding experience. I was thinking about change but I don't find any suitable job in industry. Most of jobs I see are in software development. I don't want to go to support again that too vendor specific.

I am wondering if anyone is in same boat. What did you guys do ?

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  • Cisco / Eng Dwight2
    Play around with netconf and yang a lot. Try confd. That will enable you jobs in software development too
    Apr 25, 2018 0
  • Amazon Ldjds
    What kind of grad school teaches computer networking, which should be done in high school/community college?
    Apr 25, 2018 6
    • Amazon Gkfe
      CCNP is what people get in HS...
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Nokia ma123
      OP
      There are so many good grad school which has good programs in networking...I don't know what you know about networking but it's vast topic....
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Amazon Gkfe
      Enlighten me please :) It appears to me this is a field heavily based on experience and academia had it so wrong...
      Apr 26, 2018
    • Cisco gF18aq
      Rit, Drexel, Colorado, Michigan Tech. There are a bunch out there. Community colleges also teach CS too...
      May 11, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng kklh
      do they get folks CCIE? If you can manage to get one you are set for life, words heard from my college professor.
      May 11, 2018
  • Microsoft Wackrosoft
    I did this, try getting coding opportunities in current job of possible. Do side projects outside of work. Leetcode until you are really good, often companies will take a chance and if you can pass the coding interview they'll sometimes take a chance on you
    Apr 25, 2018 0
  • Maybe look at network security roles?
    Apr 25, 2018 1
    • Amazon Ldjds
      I find most people join enterprise security because they suck at everything
      Apr 25, 2018
  • Universal Orlando / Eng hJtD82
    @ma123 I would say now a days the biggest driving factors for some company’s is certifications figure out what people in your field get and aim for that.. it might not be required but it makes you stand out among a crowd..
    Aug 1, 2018 0
  • Cisco sweeterman
    Maybe coursera and few other projects to add on LinkedIn profile .
    May 3, 2018 0

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