Wording on resume

maverdmaverd Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
I'm looking for some feedback for what to put as a desired position on my resume.

I currently have CCNA R/S. I have been out of the industry for approximately 7 years, so I made sure to get my newer CCNA certification to make myself current and more marketable.

On the CCNA website:

CCNA Routing and Switching - IT Certifications and Career Paths - Cisco Systems

It describes CCNA as:

"Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer's network. CCNA Routing and Switching is for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with 1-3 years of experience. The CCNA Routing and Switching validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks."

My understanding of Engineer vs Administrator is that an engineer generally develops infrastructure from scratch, but an administrator typically works with a pre-developed infrastructure and its ongoing administration. Is this typically how the roles are viewed?

My main question is, of those listed below, which would be best to put on a resume considering my circumstances?

"Seeking a position as a":

1: CCNA Network Administrator

2: CCNA Network Administrator/Engineer

3: CCNA Network Engineer

4: CCNA Network Administrator or Engineer

Any other descriptions/suggestion would be appreciated too.


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    RocketBetaRocketBeta Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    My suggestion would be to drop the "CCNA" title entirely. If you expand it, it reads "Seeking a position as a Cisco Certified Network Associate Administrator" which sounds kind of funny. Drop the CCNA, and instead list that cert under a Certifications & Training section.

    This sounds better:
    Seeking a position as a Network Administrator
    Seeking a position as a Network Engineer

    You could also model your objective statement after a specific job listing and use whatever position the company is hiring for.

    As for the use of Administrator or Engineer, does your previous job experience tend more towards the engineering side where you've actually designed and implemented networking solutions? If so, then I would absolutely use "Engineer". But be sure you're able to back that up with specific work experience examples if asked.
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