Better career choice: Windows server admin vs. SharePoint admin?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by neptunefix, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. neptunefix

    neptunefix Guest

    I'm at a cross-roads here.

    One direction is as a Windows Server administrator. Mostly virtua
    servers hosted on VMWare ESX. It entails security, cloning, SA
    storage and network configuration.

    In the other direction is SharePoint 2010 administrator. This woul
    entail managing the actual application and server farm. It would als
    be a functional position with user and site collection administratio
    and even InfoPath form/workflow development. It would not howeve
    involve much .net design or codin
    neptunefix, Aug 24, 2012
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  2. On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:56:25 -0500,
    My own personal opinion: Does the Windows SysAdmin position offer the
    chance to branch in to the VMWare itself, or narrow into SAN
    configuration or Security (CASP, CISSP)? VMWare and Hyper-V
    (virtualization in general) is the near-future, especially with Cloud
    computing and VDI coming up in the customer base. There will always
    be a demand for security folks as long as there are computers and
    users, and you have to start somewhere.

    OTOH, Sharepoint admins are always in demand in my work area. They
    seem to be hard to find, or hard to keep (can't figure out which hehe)

    Either way, good luck!!
    (Windows SysAdmin since NT 3.5 days)
    Special Access, Aug 25, 2012
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