Networking Job Interview Questions and Answers – Page 1

Networking Job Interview Questions and Answers – Page 1
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1. Why did you choose a career as a network engineer?

This question is frequently asked a question for any networking job. This is a starter question for any candidates. The network is connecting two or more computers that allow them to share resources. Explain them the scope of networking and the reason that interest you in this field.

Answer: Well, I believe, Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions. I choose a career as network engineer because networking field has a wide range of opportunities  and long-term career perspective all over the world.  The network is a very crucial and sensitive part of every organization, so each company hires a person who has the right skill set, so to design, implement and maintain the network. It directly helps to safeguard the company’s network.

In today’s world, as the technology is advancing and flourishing, Networks are becoming progressively more and more advanced. So, the demand for a network specialist does not seem to go out of the way.  There are also a variety of jobs vacancies depending on the nature of networking faculties (eg. Field Technician, System Analyst, Network Engineer, etc.).  I always think of saving tremendous amounts of funds using Networking tools, So I believe this field helps me to play the role of a valuable asset in the eyes of the company.

2. What resources do you use to keep up-to-date with engineering trends?


Staying up to date in an industry that’s constantly shifting isn’t easy, but being aware of changes as they’re happening can keep you ahead. Your interviewer likes to know your potential on how updated you are because keeping up to date with technology is essential for every business owner and company. For this question, you need to briefly explain the ways you keep yourself updated with latest trends.

Answer: Well, to keep myself up-to-date with engineering trends, I use search tools like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Besides I have also joined Quora forum, where I can collect the information from millions of people from all over the world. Another source that I often turn to is books or magazines. I prefer to read the books with the latest edition.

Likewise, another powerful tool for me is social networking site, like facebook, twitter and google plus. I find all the latest engineering trends and news on social networking community.  During the weekend, I listen to the latest podcast and youtube videos to find all the trending information and sometimes attend live events and seminars.

3. How would you connect two computers for file sharing without using a hub or router?

This is also a frequently asked question in networking job interview.

Answer: Well, we can connect the two computers using a commonly-available cable. To set up this basic wired home network, all we need is an inexpensive Ethernet crossover cable and the other requirement is that network cards* (also known as LAN or Ethernet cards) should be installed on each of our computers.

Before connecting the two computers with a physical cable, we need the same workgroup. (Open the Control Panel, type “Workgroup” > Change Workgroup Name >> Restart) – then Turn on Network Discovery and File Sharing >> SELECT No, make the network I am connected to a private network.

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4. What is the routing protocol?

This is also a frequently asked question in networking job interview.

Answer: Well, IP Routing is the set of protocols that determine the path that data follows in order to travel across multiple networks from its source to its destination through a series of routers, and across multiple networks. The IP Routing protocols enable routers to build up a forwarding table that correlates final destinations with next hop addresses.

Some of the routing protocols included in the networks are:

BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)
IS-IS (Intermediate System – Intermediate System)
OSPF (Open Shortest Path First)
RIP (Routing Information Protocol)

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