Deus Ex Machina wrote: »
Hello achour, and welcome to our forums!
In terms of suggestions, it depends on your current circumstances.
What is your experience level in IT? Have you been working in the field for a while, or are you a newcomer? If you are a newcomer, completing the CompTIA trio (A+, Network+, Security+) might be a good idea, as it is vendor neutral and will give you some flexibility in where you go in your career.
If you have been working in IT for a little while and have some familiarity/interest in Cisco routing in particular, the CCNA is a good call.
636-555-3226 wrote: »
My vote is Network+ before CCNA. Gives you the 101 before moving on to the 201.
Welly_59 wrote: »
I would say opposite. Do ccent whih will give you the same basics as the net+ and also get you half way to ccna
kMastaFlash wrote: »
Agree do Network+ then Security+ then start your CCNA.
One thing about the CCNA though I highly recommend taking it in 2 parts (ICND1 then ICND2)
It is a lot of material to cover for the combined exam if you don't have the experience or a good foundation of networking knowledge that you would gain in Network+
init6 wrote: »
I would definitely recommend Network+ next. It will give you a baseline of knowledge about TCP/IP networking, and that's pretty much what the rest of IT is built on top of. I would recommend it before Security+, because Sec+ will revisit some concepts from Net+. You will find the knowledge gained in earning Net+ to be invaluable when pursuing higher level certs like CCNA, if you're wanting to do "pure networking," and of course if you go the systems administration route as well.
For example, I am retraining myself for a Linux sysadmin role with the view to eventually secure a DevOps role. So I passed Amazon AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam last Monday. There are a lot of questions about VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) on that exam, and I found those questions and the entire VPC portion of the courses I took to be easy, precisely because I have a good foundation in IP networking.
Good luck with whatever route you choose!
Welly_59 wrote: »
I'm presuming your in USA? In the UK , where I am, and in my experience, comptia certs are worthless
duta74 wrote: »
What is your previous experience in IT in your country of origin?
IMHO, you must reinforce your resume(CV) with relevant certificates. For example, if you was a Sysadmin, you must do Network+ cert and some OS certs too, on which you worked, Windows or Linux.
If you was a Network Admin, you must go to CCNA path and e.t.c.