Discover Your Potential in Network Engineering

Aaron Collingwoog
3 min readJun 30, 2021

Darrell Ellis, author of the bookConfessions of a Professional Network Engineer,” is a successful Network Engineer, having experience in the field of Technology and Computer Science for more than 25 years. In his book, he sheds light on the scope of this field and why one should start opting for it as their professional career.

The future belongs to Information Technology. Since many graduates are facing unemployment issues due to a lack of job opportunities, being a Network Engineer can relieve you of this stress, as the requirement for this post will most likely increase in years to come.

What is Network Engineering?

Network Engineering is a field relating to the maintenance of the connectivity and management of a network. A networker is required to handle the data, calls, audios, videos, and wireless services for a computer network. A professional network engineer is supposed to perform the necessary formulation, configuration, interpretation, and execution of a new network and updating the previously existing system, and ensuring smooth connections and timely maintenance.

Know Your Passion

The primary step before you choose this field, or any field thereof, is understanding your own skills, interests, and abilities. It would be beneficial to have a liking for computers, software programs, and networks in order to excel in this field and further narrow down which sub-field interests you.

You could be a Network Manager, Network Analyst, Network Technician, Network Administrator, etc. Be specific and clear on your goals from the very beginning, so you can have a kick-start toward a successful career.

Task Activities a Network Engineer is required to do

Network engineers should have a certain skill set and a deep understanding of the functionalities, operations, detection of bugs and faults in the systems.

Major activities revolve around the designing of new networks, installation of routers, proxy servers, WAN accelerators, and DNS, checking the hardware components, upgrading the networking equipment, devising strategies and methods to improve the operations of the systems in use, etc.

Read more about this field and gain extensive insight from the book “Confessions of a Professional Network Engineer,” and plan out your career accordingly.

About the Author:

Darrell Ellis has worked in the field of Information Technology for the past 25 years and has worked for different institutions and at different positions in the digital hierarchy, mainly relating to Data Network Infrastructures, i.e., dealing with connectivity, communication, and operations management of network systems. Darrel is now operating as a successful independent IT consultant, consulting with many clients to make sure that their systems are being utilized to their maximum potential. He wrote his book “Confessions of a Professional Network Engineer” ASIN: B08HNH6XFZ to help out people

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