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    Lines of support

    I have been looking around for various jobs in the private sector and the job descriptions have blurred my understanding of 1st/2nd/3rd line support.

    My basic understanding of the three tiers is as follows:

    1st - Helpdesk Support
    2nd - Desktop Support
    3rd - Network Administration


    Do people agree with the above?

    The jobs that I have been applying for are a mix of 1st and 2nd line. I tend to meeta all there requirements with my 18 months of tech experience but job titles throw me.

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    1st line - phone support
    2nd line - internal callout support
    3rd line - external callout support

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    Some places do mix their support levels rather than having the standard three. What're the job titles which're confusing you?

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    1st line - Phone\Basic support
    2nd line - Onsite work, general it support
    3rd line - Onsite work, Projects, Installations, Indepth Technical stuff

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    In practice (at least IME) the lines do get very blurred in education, largely because there's often only one or two people doing all three roles.

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