The Multifunctioning DBA

Mar 25 2009   6:08PM GMT

Interview Update

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I had told you that I had an interview with a company here in the valley and I just wanted to let you know what happened with that. The job description online talked about Windows and Exchange Administration. The title was Network Analyst and that sounded strange to me. The title did not fit the job description. I submitted my resume and they called me in. When I arrived they had a test for me to take. This test did have some Windows Administration questions, no Exchange questions, and a ton of Cisco Networking questions. I took the test, sure that I did not do well in the networking area as I am not a network admin and certainly not CCNA. The interview actually did go well and I think that they liked me but I did fail the test. I asked them about the description and asked why it did not say anything about Cisco since they told me they were looking for someone with CCNA. They said they consider it to be one in the same. That really shocked me, I do not think Windows and Exchange Administration have much of anything in common with CCNA Network Administration.

Oh well, I am happy to have had the opportunity to interview with them and perhaps they will call back if another opportunity arises with them. The interview did start me thinking that I perhaps should look into some networking and Cisco training. I know that companies are feeling the crunch just like everyone else right now and the more you know the better off you will be.

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