When someone says they are a Cisco/Network/Anything else "Engineer", what makes them an engineer. Is there an engineering cert for these or is "Engineer" just a term people are allowed to use loosely?
What makes someone a technology "Engineer"?
At one point the
Expertlevel certs used be called
Engineer. e.g. MCSE was
Microsoft Certified System Engineerand CCIE
Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer. But some states required the "Engineer" to be licensed (i.e. recognized by the state). So Certification vendors moved away from the term they had been using for their top level certifications instead to
Expert.The goal was never to have someone certified then have to be licensed by a state agency too.
You can say used "loosely" yet it's what the job market calls these positions. Just do a search for the Cloud Engineer or Network Engineer. These are more technically in the realm of field engineering in that they are engineering in that particular field of work.