Which direction to go? Need your opinions everyone...

jeverydayjeveryday Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
I currently have my A+, Net+ and MCP(210)

I want to do Network Engineering as a profession...

Should I continue and finish Microsoft with MCSA (2 test to go)

Skip to the CCNA (ALOT of info)

or

Take the Security+ and CWNA (as a was about to do)


I need some direction. I know I am going to get all of them but I need to know... WHAT NEXT ! icon_rolleyes.gif

Comments

  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
    what are you doing right now in your profession?

    I would say it doesnt hurt to finish your MCSA....I dont think you will regret it...
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  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    You ought to finish the MCSA anyway..

    What is your current work situation? If you have never worked in IT before you need to focus on simply getting an IT job, ANY job, and get verifiable work experience, while you work on your studies.
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  • jeverydayjeveryday Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am currently working IT with rollout and support. Looking to go into network engineering.

    Thanks for your responses
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    Yup, finish up your MCSA, then go back and do the CCNA. Chances are, you'll recognize a few things from the infrastructure exam when you're doing that Cisco test.

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  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
    Slowhand wrote:
    Chances are, you'll recognize a few things from the infrastructure exam when you're doing that Cisco test.

    *raises hand*
    ditto...
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • homerj742homerj742 Member Posts: 251
    Slowhand wrote:
    Chances are, you'll recognize a few things from the infrastructure exam when you're doing that Cisco test.

    *raises hand*
    ditto...

    I actually did my CCNA before I began persuing MCSA 2003. I'm currently studying for the 291, the knowledge I gained from CCNA has helped alot with the 291, and I'm moving through the study process rather quickly.

    If you persue the 291 (finish MCSA), the infrastructure knowledge will definitely help supplement the CCNA material.
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