should i follow up with Network+ (sorry if its long)
Hey guys....im in a training program for my CCNA and they are using the Network+ book by Mike Meyers. We are going to be use 11 of the 17 chapters of this book as a background for those who are new to networking then we are going to move into a CCNA book and simulations, etc for CCNA. My program is paying for everything as far as books, simulations, the cost of the CCNA test, etc. I thought that we were going to be getting our Network+ cert then going to get the CCNA but after meeting last night i was told that we are only going for CCNA and using the Network+ as a reference tool and that my instructor (who has a vast knowledge and pretty much all of the CCNA and Microsoft certs) said that its not really needed to get my network+ since i will be getting my CCNA. What does the board think? A little background about me: I recently graduated with my bachelors in Management Information Systems and am currently finishing up my internship (which who is paying for this program/cert). I have 2 yrs experience (Tier 1 and 2 tech support on proprietary system), about a year doing basic setup of computers for faculty at my school and working on my friends, family and school mates computers doing basic stuff like repair, virus/spyware removal, upgrades, etc. My internship will be over in December so I am looking for a job and hoping that these certs will aid in the search. I eventually want to do Network/System Admin but am willing to start at a lower level. After getting my CCNA, do u think i should go back and finish studying for Network+ or should i just look forward. Thank for your help.