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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 1.5.1

Tier 1— System Administrator Story

Keywords

System Administrator
sysadmin
admin
systems engineer
systems engineering
systems programmer
systems programming
scripting
documentation
network engineering
disaster recovery
systems management

Alan Waggoner

My InfoSec story is not terribly interesting. In reality, it relates directly to my current position. Therefore, I took the initiative and used one week of my vacation time, paid for a Novell IntraNetWare 4.11 Administration class, and a hotel for a week. After completing the course, I paid for the certification test myself and became a CNA (Certified Novell Administrator). When a position opened up in the IT department I was able to demonstrate my personal commitment to earning the ...

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