Not sure where to begin getting a "Real" cert
I've got about five years doing IT Helpdesk/Deskside roles. My current role title is Network Support but I don't really touch the network switches and routers. I'd like to build up some certs so that I can consider leaving my current position. Do you all have any idea where to begin I have some basic MTAs and I have an Associates in IT and BA (nonIT). Ideally I'd be ok with Deskside/Support as long as I'm making 50K or above always wanted to be a Network Engineer but not sure if thats doable as I am 30 and still doing entry level stuff. Any advice welcome. I was thinking CCNA but is it worth it if I never touch anything CISCO? What about the Comptia trifecta? MCSA should I wait for 10 since I don't do too much work on the server?