im a second year college student, im studying a BTEC National Diploma For ICT Practitioners lv.3 course, tis good stuff, but hard :P
I have one of those, straight distinctions thankyouverymuch :)
I'm an IT manager for a firm in the UK making "Ceiling Tiles, External Rainscreen Cladding and Curtain Walling".
We have four sites across the UK all networked. All It systems (server, desktop, LAN, WAN and software services) designed, chosen, implemented and maintained by me :)
If it plugs into the wall anywhere, then I chose it, installed it and look after it - this also includes our telecoms (land line AND mobile).
It used to be fun when I was making it all happen, but now it's just sitting and waiting for things to break, or for people to ask for new reports or information. As I did the job properly in the first place, I don't get asked to do much - hence the silly amount of time I get to play on the internet.
When we have upgrades though, or changing providers (internet security systems, VPN/WAN services, major software upgrades) then I earn my money. Long hours, learning all the new technologies required then the pain of making the changes, going through the upgrade and the horror of post implementation support. So it's exciting for a month each year or so :lol: