I first got interested in IT back in 1997 at my first job out of college. It was for an environmental company doing what I got a degree in (Geology). They had a small computer network (1 server, couple a unmanaged switches, few printers, phone system, NAS and DSL connection). I started to assist the network admin with basic tasks and quickly enjoyed this better than being out in the middle of winter in sub-freezing temperatures. From there I took a basic Windows NT 4.0 class to get a bit more versed in the server side of things. This was right at the time Windows 2000 was released. I then started doing a small side job for a friend that wanted to build up a network for his construction company. This is where I really started to learn and teach myself since it was only me and I had to figure it out. From there I worked as a helpdesk support for a mid-size mortgage company in the mid-2000's and on my down time got familiar with other technologies that I was not exposed to at my previous jobs. I then eventually got a position as a senior network analysis for my current company and eventually at the position I am at today.