Recently I posted an article by Don Crawley excerpted from his book The Accidental Administrator: Cisco ASA Security Appliance. One of our other IT Knowledge Exchange blogs has a brief interview with Crawley, and is giving away a copy of the book.
The post by Melanie Yarbrough shares this tidbit about Crawley and the origin of the concept of the “accidental administrator”:
“Many [IT professionals] got into it because of a knack for technology,” he said, explaining where the title for his book series originated. Many students in his training classes approached him to say that they had accidentally become administrators. Because of their affinity for technology, they had become the go-to person at their company and when their positions became official they were sent to him seeking certification and proper training.”