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What Should I Do

wayne_wonderwayne_wonder Member Posts: 215 ■■■□□□□□□□
Finished my MCSA 2012 now thinking should I do the MCSE or break off and do my CCNA? We deal with both but I've always wanted to do the CCNA for selfish reasons as I'd like to be well rounded and add it too my cv. On the Cisco side all i do is upgrade the iOS, port security, change. Vlans, usual MAC address checks, open and disable ports so not in depth as we have network team or that. On the microsoft side set up deco scopes, group policy , AD stuff and DNS etc. at the moment I'm a bit jack of all trades and master of none which is annoying as I like both sides and I've also done my VCP so just deciding what to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Do I stick to windows and go down that route or do ccna and not really do more than I do with it at the moment but personally it rounds my skills off for when I leave my current job

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    f0rgiv3nf0rgiv3n Member Posts: 598 ■■■■□□□□□□
    My opinion:

    Do the CCNA. It will give you more network knowledge and that is something that you will always need being in IT. No matter if you are a server admin, sys admin or a network admin.
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    MoabMoab Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
    What is your passion? It doesn’t hurt to be well rounded with a CCNA cert. But as your stated “at the moment I'm a bit jack of all trades and master of none which is annoying”. IMO you should get the CCNA
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    BGravesBGraves Member Posts: 339
    CCNA gets my vote
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    zxbanezxbane Member Posts: 740 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I also vote for the CCNA. I recently did this myself, I typically have always worked in IA/Sys Admin roles and never interfaced much with the Cisco side of things but I decided to pursue the CCNA anyways and it has helped me understand things better. Granted, some of the details of routing/switching specifics might not be necessary in your role, but the knowledge I gained from the CCNA still outweighed any negatives by far.
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    wayne_wonderwayne_wonder Member Posts: 215 ■■■□□□□□□□
    f0rgiv3n wrote: »
    My opinion:

    Do the CCNA. It will give you more network knowledge and that is something that you will always need being in IT. No matter if you are a server admin, sys admin or a network admin.


    Yeah I've been leaning towards that to be fair I've got the 74-409 next week will do that then hit the CCNA well that's the plan
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    wayne_wonderwayne_wonder Member Posts: 215 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Moab wrote: »
    What is your passion? It doesn’t hurt to be well rounded with a CCNA cert. But as your stated “at the moment I'm a bit jack of all trades and master of none which is annoying”. IMO you should get the CCNA

    Both really I'm getting into the virtualization side but also love the cisco side and working in data centres
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    wayne_wonderwayne_wonder Member Posts: 215 ■■■□□□□□□□
    zxbane wrote: »
    I also vote for the CCNA. I recently did this myself, I typically have always worked in IA/Sys Admin roles and never interfaced much with the Cisco side of things but I decided to pursue the CCNA anyways and it has helped me understand things better. Granted, some of the details of routing/switching specifics might not be necessary in your role, but the knowledge I gained from the CCNA still outweighed any negatives by far.

    I can appreciate that a lot I've got the Chris bryant udemy video and books at the ready but also have the 70-413 press book lol! Just don't want to miss out as my next move will be a big step for me and where I ultimately want to be
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