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I would actually like to see it, I work with extremely smart network engineers and most of them are still working on their CCNA, and they have been in this job for years, so for you to be only 21 and work at a helpdesk claiming you have a CCNA i'm just a bit skeptical.

I tried to tell you, I have no reason to lie on a site full of such amazing people!

This might freak you out... Here is my Linkedin Profile, http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=244306909&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
Edited by Fishballs - 9/26/13 at 7:02pm
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I tried to tell you, I have no reason to lie on a site full of such amazing people!

This might freak you out... Here is my Linkedin Profile, http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=244306909&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

wink.gif thanks for sharing now I trust you smile.gif
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wink.gif thanks for sharing now I trust you smile.gif

More then happy too, I just enjoy being around so many experts on this site. Now you know me, so let me know about any job opening that you know of! Lol
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thanks to berrie, unemployed thumb.gif
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I tried to tell you, I have no reason to lie on a site full of such amazing people!

This might freak you out... Here is my Linkedin Profile, http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=244306909&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

On that note, my step brother is 24 and has his ccna, and makes a &*$#-ton of money building networks at that.
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these are the robots I work with. At my plant we do Resistance Spot Welding exclusively. Here they are assembling a car which doesnt actually take place at my plant. We make parts for the frames and then ship them to Honda.

You've got a good foothold! Do you guys strictly stick to the maintenance side or do you have online/offline programming experience? I'm just curious, as a former Welding/Robotics Tech.

Are you more interested in the robotics and manufacturing automation side, or perhaps the welding automation side? I ask because there is a lot of money to be made either way, they just have separate career paths.

If I may be so bold as to offer some advice, from one young professional to another:

If you don't have any programming experience, try to train up inside your company, or seek outside training programs. All of the major robotics company's offer on/off site training. Pitch your supervisors a plan and show how you will be able to benefit them. Employers will often reimburse or split expenses for this kind of training. If you have a nearby tech center or community college, take some automation programming courses to learn how these systems work and communicate.

A lot of welding automation employs other processes besides RW. If you fancy the welding automation side, find a nearby tech center or community college that has a Welding Technology program and gain some process knowledge. This will make you a valuable player for automation integration company's that work with GMAW, GTAW, Laser... etc.

Even deeper into the welding side, get a two year Welding Technology Associate degree, take three years of work experience as a robotic/welding tech, and get your American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) cert. If you go the CWI route, I highly recommend sticking to the Oil & Gas industry. For example, the company I work for pays entry CWIs $450/day for a 12 hour shift. Senior CWIs are $700+.

You're young. You can afford these changes, and the dividends will pay off. Food for thought. Shoot me a PM if you have any Q's. biggrin.gif
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I work in loan syndication for an international investment bank.

In layman's terms, I arrange loans of large amounts of money to very large companies.
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I tried to tell you, I have no reason to lie on a site full of such amazing people!

This might freak you out... Here is my Linkedin Profile, http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=244306909&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Yea man if you cant get another job in that city I would just move. I unfortunately don't have any certifications yet, but Ive been a network admin for almost 2 years without it.
 
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I would actually like to see it, I work with extremely smart network engineers and most of them are still working on their CCNA, and they have been in this job for years, so for you to be only 21 and work at a helpdesk claiming you have a CCNA i'm just a bit skeptical.
Im going to be 18 by the end of this year. If i continued my CISCO*** classes this senior year, and obviously passed the test, I couldve been CCNA certified. When I was 16 I was a paid intern (10/hr, 40hrs a week during summer) for a government contractor group. Medium sized business.

* I didnt like the teacher really and she was pretty bad at teaching
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