Ccnp r&s or mcse cloud infr?

MashoTGMashoTG MemberMember Posts: 31 ■■□□□□□□□□
I currently have my ccna r&s, wasn't sure if I should jump straight into ccnp or broaden my certs and go for mcse cloud platform and infrastructure, then go for ccnp later. I currently work in a noc and I want to gtfo asap. Would a combination of these certainly help me out more? Or going str8 for ccnp / towards networking specially.. any advice is appreciated.


  • Chris.Mackenzie01Chris.Mackenzie01 Member Member Posts: 36 ■■■□□□□□□□
    CCNP will send you into a Network based career.

    MCSE & CCNA will send you into a infrastructure master of none type role.

    I'm currently in the later, with a CCNA, Azure & VCP Certification. I'm going for the CCNP to more specialise but ultimately i'm still going to be doing everything thats Infrastructure related.

    Depends what you want.
  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Senior Member Member Posts: 1,772 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If your interested in Networking and already working in a NOC I would think CCNP would be a good path.
  • williebwillieb Member Member Posts: 108 ■■■□□□□□□□
    It's according to what you enjoy more or if you would get bored with one focus.

    Having a CCNA R&S and MCSA reminds me of jack of all trades, master of none.

    Something to consider is that CCNP will be easier to take immediately after (or close to) CCNA, because they overlap a bit, and this is especially true now because the CCNA exams are newer than the CCNP exams.

    CCNA R&S and an MCSA would be more helpful at a smaller company where you wear multiple hats. A larger company you will more than likely specialize in one or the other.
    [X] CCENT ICND1 100-105
    [X] CCNA ICND2 200-105
    [X] CCNP ROUTE 300-101
    [X] CCNP SWITCH 300-115
    [X] CCNP TSHOOT 300-135
    [ ] CCDP ARCH 300-320
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