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Career Path Change

Just I want to check with your feedback to go on different path in the coming years
I have very good knowledge with exchange /Lotus notes mail product and also Windows System (AD/DNS/DHCP) and back office products like ISA  , BACKUP product /Virus software implementations on WAN across.
What would be the best IT job to be approach in the future? Currently I am with managing credentials
Please advise me on this. Better to go with the product specialist or solution architect? I hope virtualizations knowledge critical to GO with any of the   above job title
please advice me on this
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iammorrisonCommented:
While that is a solid foundation of skills, it would not suffice for the roll of a solutions architect. As one myself, you are required to have experience in many advanced fields, and not just technically either, you need to have experience in front office processes as well. You need need to be familiar with business intelligence, RFP, RFQ and ITIL. So it requires many years of broad experience to reach that level. My suggestion would be to pick a field that you truly enjoy and master it. While generalists  can be successful, the industry is saturated with generalists, and it may be hard to stand out unless you can get yourself into a well respected consulting/managed services firm. One field that will always need good people is networking. Quality network engineers are always in high demand, since communication is at the heart of almost all modern tech. Virtualization is also an in demand skill, but you usually require a valid cert and good experience to be considered for a role that focuses on virtualization.
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curAuthor Commented:
yes  . I have Mail products (exchange/Lotus) /Microsoft on all the back products apart from the masters of networking  .  for Virtualization need some time to get the experience plus the cert. to work in the real field.

how about the market share in the future on the P to V  ?
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iammorrisonCommented:
P2V while a key part of any migration, is just one part of a very large skill set required to be successful. You also need to understand that every Virtual solution (Hyper-V, Vmware, Xen, KVM etc) all have different tools/methods for P2V, and are also optimized for certain platforms. Their hypervisors interact differently with hosts, and are managed  very differently from one another and so on.

Please do not be discouraged, some time and focus will take you a long way if you truly enjoy what you do
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curAuthor Commented:
just I am referring to future market share on the physical Vs Virtual .I hope most of the users will go with V or some will stay with the P .
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iammorrisonCommented:
Virtualization is the direction, so there will be plenty of p2v opportunities!
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