What are the best network administrator qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a network administrator? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective network administrator?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

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deej in Phoenix, Arizona

91 months ago

What is the best training for becoming a network administrator? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective network administrator?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

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Sa-id Khan in Trinidad and Tobago

81 months ago

I believe training starts with CompTIA A+ CompTIA Net+ CompTIA Security+ as a foundation. The major and real Net Admin courses that make you stand out of the crowd are CCNA, MSCA, MSCE and MSCP any one or a combination will surely get you a administrators job

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Fess in Ottawa, Ontario

78 months ago

Do agree with Gershwin, effective Network Administrator's job start with CCNA, then, CCNP or CCVP, CCIE especially if you're looking into CISCO networking platform, otherwise, Microsoft certifications would relevant as well...Hope it helps answer your quest.

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Sa-id in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago

78 months ago

Yes I do to some extent agree and then to some I totally disagree. My justification is that when some one only does cisco cirtification they become specialised only in one thing. Employers want dynamic people with a mixture of knowledge not only routers (Cisco). My recommendation is to throw in some microsoft certification or management cources. Note : nothing is wrong with cisco.

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geek in Vallejo, California

50 months ago

ash in Suva, Fiji said: hi currently I am with the army and I want a career change to become network administrator.i hve a degree already in Maths and Information systems..now I am thinking what certifications to start from...help please

Like Sa-id Khan in Trinidad and Tobago said. Comptia A+, N+, Linux+, Security+, Server+ to get your feet wet... Go with Cisco CNA and then perhaps get MCSE... If you hunger for more... CCNP, CCIE. Good luck!

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Confi in New York, New York

50 months ago

ash in Suva, Fiji said: hi currently I am with the army and I want a career change to become network administrator.i hve a degree already in Maths and Information systems..now I am thinking what certifications to start from...help please

You may want to take advantage of your Degree and pursue Information
Assurance as this is a great opportunity to get around System/Network Administration and actually do something useful.
Get a feel for whether you go Windows or Unix/Linux admin.
Look at DBA, look at Messaging Admin, look closer at Security, Cloud computing.....Look at Security, Security, Security and a CISSP....
And that is just a start....
try this link
www.google.com/search?q=information+assurance&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&client=firefox-a&rlz=1R1MOZA_en___US384

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ash in Suva, Fiji

50 months ago

geek in Vallejo, California said: Like Sa-id Khan in Trinidad and Tobago said. Comptia A+, N+, Linux+, Security+, Server+ to get your feet wet... Go with Cisco CNA and then perhaps get MCSE... If you hunger for more... CCNP, CCIE. Good luck!

thanks very much. If there is some more help let me know please

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mark s in London, United Kingdom

47 months ago

has anyone heard of the BTEC in network desigh and admin if so whats the general feeling for this course

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rajesh in Gwalior, India

37 months ago

i want to become a network administrator so what qualification i need?i m doing B.E in I.T
6th sem.

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ganesh (india) in Europe

36 months ago

I have completed Diploma in Computer engg and after that completed a+,CCNA.now my designation is Desktop level 1.

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Dinakar in Hyderabad, India

33 months ago

ash in Suva, Fiji said: hi currently I am with the army and I want a career change to become network administrator.i hve a degree already in Maths and Information systems..now I am thinking what certifications to start from...help please

hai boss i thnk u do ccna nd ccnp

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