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Offline Murali

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Avaya Engineer Future
« on: June 10, 2014, 08:20:22 PM »
Hi ,

I am new to Avaya Networking , have a background mostly on Cisco , HP & Juniper.

Recently i got a new job offer which is Avaya Data TAC at avaya partner , honestly i am little concerned about how my future will be but i've a dream of working in TAC.

what will be my chances after few years of avaya TAC experience and can i keep up with other technologies in cisco.

Thank you for your time !


Offline Telair

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Re: Avaya Engineer Future
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 10:19:04 AM »
Most people who work in networking have a bunch of different vendors we work with.  I started with Nortel/Avaya, but mostly work with Brocade and Juniper now with a bit of Cisco thrown in.  Just keep your certifications up and it doesn't really matter what gear your working with.  The wider your knowledge base, the more valuable you are.

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Re: Avaya Engineer Future
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 03:25:09 PM »
Let me answer your question with two questions for you.

is what you are doing now better?
Will you learn something new in your new job with Avaya?

Avaya is doing some very exciting things in the data networking world and shouldn't be discounted as a fringe player.  People often forget that it was only 8 years ago data networking was Cisco #1 and Nortel #2.  And with the Avaya purchase of Nortel they are the only true competitor to Cisco.  No one else outside of Cisco and Avaya sells the full stack. Voice, Data, Video, Wireless, UC, CC, UCC.


As for retaining your skill sets.  we all learned on Cisco and will never lose it.  People who expand their skill sets greatly increase their options in career.



and always remember........
a switch is a switch.
a router is a router.
Doesn't matter what the logo is on the front.

what is important is you know IP, RIP, STP, OSPF, IS-IS, 802.3ad.  The rest are just details.
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Offline Murali

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Re: Avaya Engineer Future
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 07:28:29 PM »
Thanks for your time Telair , Paul L !!

Definitely i will learn a lot of things in my new Job as being TAC support , my future manger during the interview told networks we are supporting are massive ! sometimes even team of CCIE's find it difficult to troubleshoot.

I wish Avaya capture the significant market share as cisco with its revolutionary "SPB" :)

I have only 3 years of experience but had a chance to work with different vendor products at moderate level with my new job i hope i can explore the depths of network technologies.

Thanks again!

Offline Murali

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Re: Avaya Engineer Future
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 07:41:23 PM »
Also if you can suggest any books/guides to start learning Avaya Networking will be a great help for me.
Sorry if this was already answered in earlier posts, i couldn't find anything.

Thanks !