So I have a lot of experience in IT. I've used computers for all of my entire life, not just browsing the web and using Office, but really tinkering with Windows, Linux, servers, some hacking, web development, etc.
I have a few CompTIA and Microsoft certs. As for jobs however I've only had experience working in a helpdesk support role, something which I excelled at but never had the opportunity to progress.
I left my last role, and now I'm applying for new jobs, but trying to find something more hands-on.
The kind of job I'm really looking for is working in a data centre. I applied for one job, which isn't listed as a junior or trainee role, but from the job listing and required experience, seems to be a fairly standard support role. I got a reply from this company (just waiting for a phone call) but I'm starting to doubt myself.
Sure I have experience with managing Linux servers, but these are my own personal servers. I don't care too much if I screw up and have a bit of downtime while I restore backups. I also have time to learn how to do something or fix my mistakes if I'm not sure.
Then there's the fact that while I understand them I don't know anything about monitoring UPSes, or removing and re-installing a server in a rack, and patching it into a switch.
Is it reasonable to understand that this kind of training will be provided, or am I wasting my time and the employer's time? Should I hold out for a job which actually lists it as a junior/trainee role?