I see and hear it all the time from the young and old. What do you do for a living? How much do you make? I want to do what you do, where do I start? Admit it, the questions can be a little uncomfortable at times. Giving easy-out answers is a sure-fire way to shake them off. Maybe throw out some super-technical lingo and they will submit or decide to throw a bone and tell them about your career.
This blog is being written to help establish those starting in IT, and how to grow as much and as fast as possible in your career of choice.
Throughout my career as an IT professional, I have set up, knocked down, broke, fixed, spilled blood, and cried over network monitoring systems. From an IT infrastructure standpoint, justification for an NMS is easy. You want to know what, when and where something happens in your environment, so that you can determine the "WHY" and "HOW."
This article focuses more on the basics of an NMS and not necessarily a sales pitch for a specific product. With that being said, let's start with breaking down what I'll be talking about: