job in networking

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I want to start a career in networking. I have started taking A+ classes. After that I intend to go for N+ then CISCO&MSCE. I want to be sure I am on the right track. I have a post graduation degree(Master of computer application), what are my chances of getting a good job or having a good career?
ASKED: July 23, 2009  2:30 PM
UPDATED: July 24, 2009  2:33 PM

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You mention the degrees and the certs. Do you have any actual experience?
Right now the economy has made the job market tight even for those with experience and qualifications.

One way to get experience without “having a job” is to volunteer for a non-profit organization. They always need help and “Built/upgraded network for Susan G. Komen Greenville office” looks real good on a resume. Of course you would elaborate as to what type how many workstations & servers etc. If you did a good job you would have a reference too.

The whole career depends on your work ethic and how well you deal with others in additional to your technical skills.

Good Luck.
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  • SRMcEvoy
    Another way to get experience is to do consulting. Build a small client database from friends and family and spread out. I maintain a small clientele of business and individual's who I do contract work for on an as needed basis. It gives experience and you can build a lit of references. Also MCSE is on Server 2K3, maybe consider doing the MCITP on Server 08, so your training is on the latest technology. Then if you want go back and get or finish MCSE some of the courses for MCITP will carry over for MCSE, if you do the Vista and I am assuming Win7 certs they can count towards OS and or electives for MCSE and count towards MCITP.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    You definitely need to get some hands-on experience...that's way more important than any of these certs you're talking about. You also need to know what you want, what you're good at, and have well-defined goals so you'll know where you're headed. I've written articles on careers, certifcations, etc. as well as audio programs on how to be effective and successful in security and IT. Best of luck!
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