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Re: DP 1.1 IST
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2014, 22:44:46 »
Well, who bought the first three GATR antennas in the CAF?
Who was the first to get an Internet Signal in Res Bay on Ku-band (which was supposed to be impossible)?
G6 35th Brigade (Quebec).
I don't know for other reserve units but in mine I have 5 guys in my "IT" Det who provide "IT" support during weekend exercises while we are in the field. Internet access, DWAN access, voip and stuff like that. We can make RJ-45 connectors too, you know just to be clear.  :blotto:

It's true that for people with decent civilian background in IT the IST 1.1 would be a joke. We don't really need it, the new guys get trained by the ones who came before, but still it would be nice if we did it or at least that we get it accredited on paper.

PS Don't start talking  about the IT helpdesk stuff I have done it and it takes one week at most to understand it all.



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Re: DP 1.1 IST
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2014, 19:06:21 »
Well, who bought the first three GATR antennas in the CAF?
Who was the first to get an Internet Signal in Res Bay on Ku-band (which was supposed to be impossible)?
G6 35th Brigade (Quebec).
I don't know for other reserve units but in mine I have 5 guys in my "IT" Det who provide "IT" support during weekend exercises while we are in the field. Internet access, DWAN access, voip and stuff like that. We can make RJ-45 connectors too, you know just to be clear.  :blotto:

It's true that for people with decent civilian background in IT the IST 1.1 would be a joke. We don't really need it, the new guys get trained by the ones who came before, but still it would be nice if we did it or at least that we get it accredited on paper.

PS Don't start talking  about the IT helpdesk stuff I have done it and it takes one week at most to understand it all.

I am quite surprised that there are reservist ACISS doing those jobs and that's fantastic actually. As I stated, I really didn't know if there were any IST positions or types in the reservist world, no need to jump all over me about it. I used to be a reservist also!

And about helpdesk, don't bother going into it. You would have to determine which level / tier or line your talking about like 1, 2 or 3. Tier 1 helpdesk is for the n00b ISTs and is easy to learn and should be. Tier 2 is a larger jump as you should be getting exposed to more than just password resets and printer jams... Tier 3 should be everything tier 2 cannot handle and larger functional issues like services stopping and changes to the infrastructure etc... Most bases don't even operate that way like the civy world so there's not much comparison but I wouldn't say 'everyone can learn a Tier 1 helpdesk job in a week'... Everyone is not switched on enough or even wants to learn IT stuff...
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Re: DP 1.1 IST
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2014, 20:42:51 »
I am quite surprised that there are reservist ACISS doing those jobs and that's fantastic actually. As I stated, I really didn't know if there were any IST positions or types in the reservist world, no need to jump all over me about it. I used to be a reservist also!

There always have been IT tasks; it was just lumped into "sig op"- without reserve LCIS, there really wasn't an alternative. I'm out of the loop as to how those short term taskings have been working out since MES, but they exist, and there are relevant tasks at the unit level (at least at some units) to justify some IST's. Since there has yet to be any formal trades training for reserve IST's, designating taskings as IST would be somewhat problematic.