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Whats the Natural progression after N+??

Discussion in 'Network+' started by PartyBoyUK, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. PartyBoyUK

    PartyBoyUK New Member

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    Hi Gents/Ladies, my first post!!! I Will be doing a 3-day intensive training course on Comptia N+ in December. But just wondering what the natural progression after this would be??
    Thanks.
     
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    Welcome aboard. :)

    Progression all depends on where your interests lie. You could go on the CCNA or MCSA/E route or something completely different, the choice is yours!

    Good luck in whatever you choose :thumbleft

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Yes, what Boyce said. The A+ Net+ are both vendor neutral entry level certs. They are a great foundation for various roles in IT. Now you need to look at vendor products and decide which direction is right for you. If you are interested in hardware routers, switches and firewalls, then Cisco may appeal to you, the CCNA being their entry level (easiest) cert. If you are more interested in Windows workstation configuration and server products, well Microsoft MCP on XP would be the next step.
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  4. mrobinson52

    mrobinson52 Security Maven Gold Member

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    A+ and N+ together make a fantastic foundation for all further studies. Both are essential in my book!

    I am currently in the Cisco Academy, and I am kicking myself for never following the advice I got back when I got my N+ to go for CCNA right afterwards. :dunce

    CCNA is N+ on steroids. Much of the same info covered, and this way, you do not lose a lot of the stuff you just learned.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCSA:Security, Security+
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  5. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    After studying N+ I started studying for mcse. Bored me to death. I put the book down and never looked back. Now I have started studying ccna and love it.
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    LOL I know what you mean there Mitzs, some reading is dryer than a dehydrated dried out dry thing :p
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  7. netcom2000

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    I am the same too, did Network+, went towards MCSA, and now decided on CCNA, with network+, in my opinion, I have foundational, and a bit of experience knowledge, but will definitely go for CCNA now, in fact alreadt started.:eek:
     
    Certifications: Network+
    WIP: MCSA/CCNA and SERVER+

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