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can i get some networking cert advice?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Richy19, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Richy19

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    hey guys i had an Epiphany earlier (one of many) and i have decided i would lke to go down the network admin road
    and was wondering what i should (about certs) im thinking network+ before next year (so its permanent) however i just really dont know as most of the stuff that network+ coveres i will do in the college course (which btw are also doing the CCENT i belive(were actually doing cisco discovery 1&2 so not sure what cert we get at the end of that but we were told we would get some cert from it)) there for i didnt know if it was worth it.
    please any suggestions or ideas are much welcome
     
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    WIP: BTEC ND IT, CCENT, A+, N+
  2. greenbrucelee
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    you should do Network + before any cisco cert as cisco certs are designed for people who already work with cisco kit and not for people who want to work with cisco kit.

    Network + covers general networking concepts,IPv4,IPv6,TCP/IP, subnetting, wireless networks, layer 2 and 3 switches and routers, troubleshooting, cable types and speeds, trunking, port mirroring, security,cable testing,network performance, command console commands,ports etc
     
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    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. Richy19

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    yea i though so
    any other advice or route i could take (apart from trying to get some work experience? :P)
     
    WIP: BTEC ND IT, CCENT, A+, N+
  4. greenbrucelee
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    Not many people walk straight into a networking job. Networking positions usually come up after someone has gained experienced from doing general support work.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  5. BosonMichael
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    Getting that work experience will help you more than anything. Invest the time that you would have used studying in looking for and applying for jobs. Make that your goal.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!

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