How difficult is computer networking
I am a student who is a computer nerd somewhat and was wondering what are some difficult concepts within computer networking that maybe confusing at first or take time and patience to learn? #computer #information-technology #computer-networking
Christina recommends the following next steps:
To be honest for the first year of my career in my networking journey it was very confusing for me as well.
But once I started working to understand the technology, it was one of the awesome job.
Moreover, if you become an expert in the networking domain say network architect then the entire organization will depend on you for your suggestions to deploy/migrate/upgrade their IT infrastructure.
All the best for your future endeavors in the field of networking!!
A simple internet search on "learn computer networking" will reveal a lot of resources where you can start.
Do you already know concepts of programming/ Operating systems/ Algorithms? If not I would suggest to start with computer programming, learn about algorithms, data structures then Operating Systems. This will give you a base to start learning computer networking.
Somil recommends the following next steps:
Once you know the basics, you will find it easy
Nicholas recommends the following next steps:
1) Once the product is created - Start by understanding how a network is deployed, managed etc.
2) Creating the product itself - You can jump in to Network Tech Development
As Network becomes more open / programmable, the traditional network engineer skills only are not enough, they need to be programmers as well. If you decide to start with option 1, then start as a network programmer/ devops engineer.
If you decide to choose option 2, other than having strong computer science skills, you can try and get an internship in a engineering team of a networking product company and experience for yourself
Keep Learning !!
Then i would say BGP is the most difficult & advance concept for a fresher who has joined a networking company. BGP is protocol which is used by all Service provider today & its the foundation of Internet working currently. Basically this helps how your packet goes from your PC to webserver anywhere in the world. BGP is vast & flexible enough to consider many different paths & options you can choose for your packet to go from one location to other. Of course as you mentioned it becomes easier if you have already implemented concepts practically in time.
Many times in life,it may be difficult to understand few or many topics but it is not impossible.We just need to keep our focus on learning and give our dedications to understand the technology.