Advice on MCSA or Linux certification
I will start with a bit of my background. I am Trey and I am 30 years old with a Trade school diploma in computer network administration in 2010 focused on Comptia A+ and Net +, windows 7 and server 2008 and a associates degree in Computer Support Specialist. I hold certification in CompTia A+ and Net +, and my past job experiences have been technical support for xbox live, time warner cable help desk and a blend of application/ web support and customer service for FedEx contract. I really have got sick of being on lower levels and trying to move up in the world of IT. I wanted a bit of advise as I have been looking to continue my education and currently I am enrolled in a Linux + certification training class and feel there is some potential in this path but honestly I feel more into the Windows side but I guess it seems like a task easier and relevant to me. I have always wanted a MCSA and MCSE although it cost to get there a nice bit of money. My biggest fear is that the Microsoft certification path seems flooded more with talent and seems like a lot of jobs I see and researched are asking for skills in Linux or even Cisco these days and I am in Texas just trying to do better for my family and two kids. Is MCSA or MCSE still a valuable certification or is it really in a decline in the IT market more and more? Anyone give me advise on choosing between Linux + or MCSA/MCSE path and which has better future growth and career stability?