Mac Osx and Macbook Pro good for Computer Networking Technician.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waloshin, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    I was wondering would buying a Macbook Pro be a problem if I was going for a career in Computer Networking? I plan to start by taking a Certificate at a college, then going for probably CCNA, (Cisco Network Networking Associate)! So would running a Mac be a problem? Is there any Computer Network Technicians on the forum, that could give a more in depth response?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. CashGap macrumors 6502

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    There is nothing better. I am no longer in the field, but speak as a CNE/MCSE/OS2 certified engineer.

    Install VMWare Fusion (Or VirtualBox) on your Macbook Pro.

    Now you can setup virtual environments with multiple operating systems and use them all.

    My MBP has installations of NetWare, XP, Vista, DOS and soon will have OS2 Warp. All functioning fine.

    And for 90% of your work, you'll be on OS X and lovin' it.
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Sounds good!
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know this is off topic , but if you don't mind why aren't you working in the field any more?
     
  5. CashGap macrumors 6502

    CashGap

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    "I know this is off topic , but if you don't mind why aren't you working in the field any more?"

    Why funny you should ask!

    Shortest answer is I'm old and like change.

    Longer answer is, I started in 1980 selling TRS80 computers. Became a system engineer, then a director of a regional team of systems engineers, then ran IT for a major consumer goods company for eight years.

    And by 2000, after 20 years, I was ready for a change.

    So I got an MBA (not a Macbook Air... the other MBA, the kind that involves lots of case studies!), switched to finance at the company where I ran IT, and for the past five years I've been Chief Financial Officer at another company.

    I figure this won't bore me until I'm 60!!!
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Well that's a good reason we all need a change once in a while, people dont stay at one job for the whole lives any more, and their is no reason to.
     

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