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Steve
I know your IP address
Consultant
join:2001-03-10
Foothill Ranch, CA
kudos:5
reply to battleop

Re: IT consultant pissing match?

said by battleop:

Consultant is really just an industry term for someone who knows what they learned in a CCNA Boot Camp but they have no real world experience.

Not always.

gunther_01
Premium
join:2004-03-29
Saybrook, IL

said by Steve:

said by battleop:

Consultant is really just an industry term for someone who knows what they learned in a CCNA Boot Camp but they have no real world experience.

Not always.

I'm with Battleop on this one. At least as it pertains to our wireless field/industry from what I have seen.

My comment isn't really meant to be an insult either. It's just every site I have been to in regards to unlicensed radio's is a total hack job. UBNT radio's (to name one) that aren't set up properly, in improper frequencies, with improper and illegal power outputs all over the place (thank you FCC for mandating proper firmware to fix some of that issue). Just because someone knows how to turn a radio on, does not make them a "professional installer" by ANY means..
/rant
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battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to Steve

I've dealt with hundreds of consultants and 99.9% cant do what they recommend. They usually obsess over stupid shit while overlooking thing that actually matter. They almost always have huge egos and are very quick to tell you how well they are qualified they are. In my experiences if they have to tell you how smart they think they are the are usually not.

As a consultant you only have to be smarter than the guy that hired you because the guy that hired you is clueless about what he hired you for. He has no real way to know if you are full of shit or if you know what your talking about.
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lutful
... of ideas
Premium
join:2005-06-16
Ottawa, ON
kudos:1
reply to gunther_01

said by gunther_01:

said by Steve:

said by battleop:

Consultant is really just an industry term for someone who knows what they learned in a CCNA Boot Camp but they have no real world experience.

Not always.

I'm with Battleop on this one. At least as it pertains to our wireless field/industry from what I have seen.

I agree with the highlighted parts ... when merged together.

The WISP industry is full of "consultants" whose experience is mainly installing and configuring radios for their own networks. Often they do not have sufficient knowledge of networking - either wired or wireless.

Consultants are despised but some wisps do need help and even ask for it ... a good example using 3 related threads.

2005 July: wisp needs help - buys a book
»System design questions....

2005 Nov: starts looking for consultants
»consultant in Ontario or Quebec

2006 March: gets together with other wisps to be lectured by a consultant
»Anyone wish to attend a private Jack Unger teaching seminar


DaDawgs
Premium
join:2010-08-02
Deltaville, VA
reply to Steve

said by Steve:

said by battleop:

Consultant is really just an industry term for someone who knows what they learned in a CCNA Boot Camp but they have no real world experience.

Not always.

I dunno Steve, usually consultant is just a bunch of horse shit spread on a bagel and fed to those guppies who will buy it. So you are a consultant, great. So you are not a bunch of horse shit spread on a bagel and fed to some guppie, er, well maybe when you consult about wireless you are but when you consult about operating systems you are not? I dunno. What do you think?
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