What questions should I expect for a Network Engineer interview?

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  1. User(s) are complaining of delays when using the network. What would you do?
  2. What are some of the problems associated with operating a switched LAN?
  3. Name some of the ways of combining TCP/IP traffic and SNA traffic over the same link.
  4. What sort of cabling is suitable for Fast Ethernet protocols?
  5. What is a Class D IP address?
  6. Why do I sometimes lose a server’s address when using more than one server?
  7. What is Firewall?
  8. How do I monitor the activity of sockets?
  9. How would I put my socket in non-blocking mode?
  10. What are RAW sockets?

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  • Denny Cherry
    I would assume that you'll get questions on subnetting, network design topology, router commands for the platform of router which you have identified that you have used.
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  • mshen
    One question you should be prepared for is: A customer is planning on setting up a new office network, make a network diagram and present to the customer everything that is involved. This is a very involved question that some companies could ask from you.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    If I was the interviewer, I'd be asking you things like: --What do you do to manage your time effectively? --What are your career goals for 2009? --Why should I hire you over anyone else? Anyone can learn the technical side of computers and networking but very few have this kind of stuff down pat. The ones who do are the ones getting the jobs, making the most money, and doing the best in their careers.
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  • Funnycow
    I have been asked: - What value will you add to this organisation? - What would you do if you are being asked to do something outside your job description? Companies are now expecting candidate to have soft skill and business sense.
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  • Flow
    Thanks for all your input i would appreciate if you can give me answer to the qyestions you posted pls
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  • CRagsdale32
    Flow, The asnwers to these questions pretty much, if you don't already know them, you might not be looking at the right field of employment. I am not intending here to criticize or to discourage you, but most of these questions you would already know if you had studied for any Cert exam in the network technologies field; CCNA, Network+ etc. Also, the general questions about yourself, only you can answer. There are better ways of answering some of these, with some more effective communication types that can be used, or in general, proper and accepted/looked for ways to express yourself to a prospective employer, but it all still boils down to: Either you know the answer or you don't, and I can't tell you about you so that you can get a job. Only you can do that and how you are able to communicate that to an interviewer is the difference in whether you get the job or someone else does. Best advice I could offer to your initial question and the last as well...Do you know how to sell yourself to someone and make them feel like you are being completely honest, knowlegable, and open, while setting yourself above the rest with not only your resume, but the way you are able to present yourself through verbal and non-verbal communication. If you can do this, you can get the job i am almost positive. in either case, I wish you the best of luck.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I agree...Only you can these questions. All you need to do is prep, prep, prep! Best of luck...
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Meant to say only you can "answer" these questions...
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  • Maswawan
    What I used to ask are : 1. ask simple networking knowledge. if he passes [ modem, switch, hub, router, ip add, class etc.] 2. ask a medium difficult of networking knowledge. if he passes [ routing prot, routed prot, redundancy, HA, firewalling etc. ] 3. ask his plan/design capability 4. ask what he wants to be in 5 years 5. whether he prefer work alone or in a team 6. ability to work under pressure 7. salary expectation 8. ask " Do you have any questions for us?" :)
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  • Purna
    Sip.jumblo.com & proxy how can I active in linksys PAP2 dives normally this proxy was blocked? By NTA Its mean main server of Nepal Internet Authority ? please give me details how it can be work
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  • mitrum
    How you configure router & take it's backup? what are the protocols uses in router ?
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