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Jeff Hauge

I have been in the IT Network Support field for over twenty years. Based on my experience it is important to learn, study and record notes about every aspect of what you are doing and the relationship between what you are doing and the devices or systems they effect. There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. Every day is an opportunity to grow your knowledgebase. You mentioned you are not getting implementation experience. Are you prepared to implement the system yourself right now? If not then there must be additional information you need to learn? Hands-on experience is important but you must be trusted with less risky tasks to begin with and prove that you can handle that responsibility. Everything you do over and above what is expected of you will directly affect your level and speed of success. You need to focus on how much you can learn and put that daily knowledge to use. Don’t undermine your days with thinking you’re now getting anywhere fast enough. Use each day to create a better you.
If you have the motivation to work the “management course side by side” I would not discourage you from doing that. Everything we learn will be used for something. Your capacity to learn should be utilized and built upon. Never go to work or school with the attitude that you are wasting your time and what you are doing is meaningless. It has meaning if you give it meaning and every day is an opportunity to be better than you were yesterday. That should be enough motivation to wake every morning looking forward to the day ahead.

Answered 3 years ago

Jeff Hauge