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u/inebriates · 1 pointr/ITdept

What are the position's responsibilities? What is the environment like (number of workstations/servers)? Is there already an SCCM environment in operation? If so, is it 2007/2012/2012 SP1/2012 R2? Is there a team supporting SCCM or would it just be you?

If you're going to be the admin, packaging expect, deployment admin, and sole tech support and you have no experience yourself...that'll be a big learning curve. It's not impossible, but it'll be a lot of research.

Microsoft's Virtual Academy is great.

If you like books, the "Mastering" and "Unleashed" books are two of my favorites. There's a lot of great blogs out there for System Center, too--System Center Central is my default stop, but of course /r/sccm is great too!

And for any questions that you can't get answered via any of those methods, the Technet forums are invaluable. You'll get to be on a first name basis with some of the MVPs, they're phenomenal.

u/drMonkeyBalls · 1 pointr/ITdept

For Tone gen, Fluke makes the gold standard. They also have a cheaper version.
You didn't mention a probe, so maybe you are looking for a cable certifier?. That's super expensive though. if you just have to test that there is continuity and not certify the cables, you can use this, or this if you want to look like a pro.

As for Screwdrivers, Wiha makes the best screw drivers, hands down. I have this set for working on electronics & laptop repair. Magnetic tool-kits are fine. This isn't the 80's anymore. There aren't too many magnetically sensitive items inside a computer anymore. especially with the advent of SSD drives.

As for a toolbox, depending the work, I prefer a tool bag or pouch.

Good luck, hope that helps. What helped for me when I started was to go to harbor freight and just get an assortment of tools. As I worked I slowly replaced the stuff I used all the time with quality gear, and didn't have to burn myself buying expensive tools and gear that I would never use.

u/bigtwenty · 3 pointsr/ITdept

Ok let me offer my advice as a 12+ years of IT experience and recently inducted I to the SCCM admin world.

As far as SCCM, if you can fake it, I would be hugely impressed. If they already have the SCCM environment, then is possible you might be able to. I have a kindle book that I could loan you if you'd like. It's a mastering SCCM book that's pretty awesome:

If you have experience in SMS this shouldn't be too bad. If the environment isn't built yet, it's hugely difficult (SQL, IIS etc).

You need to figure out what your best at and work towards it. Let me know if I can be of any help. I'm currently a sys admin at a corporation. AD GPO SCCM etc

u/anothergaijin · 4 pointsr/ITdept

That's pretty much my daily carry.

Some other things I'd suggest:

  • Phillips, flat and torx screw drivers or driver bits (various sizes)
  • Crossover cable (short as possible) and Female-Female RJ45 inline coupler - make any cable crossover!
  • Pocket-sized router/AP like this:
  • Velcro for cable ties
  • DVI/VGA, VGA/DVI adapters
  • Large (500gb) USB3 external drive. Got a nice one from work which I think was a Samsung - very small and fast

    My bigger toolbag has more specialised tools:

  • Network crimping tool, connector crimping tool
  • Punchdown tool
  • Basic cable tester tool, network toner and probe
  • Wire snips, wire stripper
  • Pliers, adjustable spanner, locking wrench
  • Allen wrench tools (metric, imperial and torx - Bondhus GorillaGrip brand)
  • Battery powered soldering iron, solder
  • Multimeter
  • Batteries of all sorts (AA, AAA, adapter for C, 9V, charger for AA/AAA)
  • 10M and 3M Cat6 straight cables with connectors, 10M Cat6 without connectors, box of Cat5 and Cat6A connectors and boots
  • SC-SC, LC-LC, SC-LC patch cables, SC-SC connector, LC-LC connector
  • GLC-T, GLC-SX-MM gbics
  • Very short C5, C7, C13 cables
  • 1.5M and 5M power extension cables
  • Power cord splitter (much, much better than a power board since you can always use every connector)
  • SDXC/SDHC SD, miniSD, microSD, CF USB card reader
  • "Twin" network cable and inline couplers (instructions)
  • "Multi-cable" -
  • Box of random useful screws
  • Box of M5 and M6 cage nuts, cage nut tool
  • Various tape (double sided, masking, easy remove, duct, electrical etc)
  • Non-contact infrared thermometer
u/jandersnatch · 3 pointsr/ITdept

Learn to program. Edx/Harvardx CS50x gets pretty good reviews.
Learn to and make a habit of writing extensive technical documentation on everything you do.
Read this book.
Apply everything you learn to the current systems you work with

u/navarone21 · 1 pointr/ITdept

This is what you are looking for, and what u/jhiggs was talking about.

It wouldn't need to be in a rack, but it is built to be in one. I'm sure there are different priced options out there... this is just one I found on amazon.

Also, do your servers not have iDracs/ILOs?

u/Baron_Von_D · 1 pointr/ITdept

I have been using this bag for several years now, not even a blemish on it. It doesn't have a ton of tool space though.
Manhattan Portage can be pricey, but very good quality.

u/AngusThePoop · 1 pointr/ITdept

Will i be able to get by with this cable and that card?



I am unfamiliar with SCSI stuff, so I appreciate the help

u/upward_bound · 1 pointr/ITdept

Fluke's Intellitone

It's expensive, but you'll only buy it once.

u/cheezbergher · 1 pointr/ITdept

If you have 4 wires in the phone line you can wire it for 100Mbps. If it's only a single pair you can do it using VDSL modems. You can only use 1 pair for each pair of wires though, so if all of your jacks are tapped together you would only be able to use a single pair of modems.

Here's a couple I found:

If you have Coax available in your house, MoCa is a better route. Much higher speeds.

Powerline ethernet could work too, but I haven't experienced great results with it myself.

Edit: My phone guy told me about some of these that have gigabit and POE over a single pair of copper:

u/billbillbilly · 0 pointsr/ITdept

In the end it is your choice, I'm just trying let you know that cargo pants can be viewed as unprofessional in an office environment.

Chinos\khakis are actually perfectly usable for the situation you are describing. My Dockers have 5 pockets - if that not enough I should be using a bag.


> usb cable and power plug for my phone

Front left pocket (side opposite of keys)

> a small pouch full of flash drives

Consolidate these with a tool like YUMI and keep everything on 1-2 large drives.

I keep a single Verbatim TUFF 'N' TINY 32 GB drive on my keychain, it holds all the bare essentials I would need to rebuild most of my systems from scratch.

> 7" tablet

Back left pocket (opposite of your wallet)

> Zalman VE-300

Reconsider the need for this on your person. With a basic YUMI multiboot setup you won't need the Zalman unless things are seriously broken. If you trim back your flash drive collection though, you should still have room for it in one of your pockets.

Put the Zalman, extra flash drives, and a few other basic tools\cables in a small tool bag and bring that when you expect to need them or if you are parking far away.