Should I Follow Cisco or Microsoft Career

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Dear everyone I am student and studying IT I am wondering and asking myself that Should i follow Cisco or Microsoft Technique to improve my IT career in the future Or if i have to learn both, that's OK but which one first ?? Finally, which one is easy to find job. Because i want to get an IT Cert and find a part time job to earn experience to study higher. Please help me Thank you very much.

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I guess in the end it is preference of what you want to do. if you love networks then do Cisco, but if you are into microsoft products do microsoft cert.

just to share that last time my friend actually did both certs at once. he did CCNA and MCSE together at a same time and it was really tough for him as he was working.

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  • Technochic
    Definitely follow your interests. What do you feel most comfortable doing? That is the only "right" path for you to pursue.
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  • Aguacer0
    Go with the one you have MORE fun doing. You don't want to get burned out because you chose the other path. I know a few guys when they first started out, the guys who loved networked but chose Microsoft got burned out so fast that it took them awhile to jump back to Cisco. They chose this route since it was their way into the corporate IT world. Both products are highly seeked at companies. Just pick the one you love doing and you should be ok.
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  • Matt Mather
    For me it was Cisco, for my best mate it was Microsoft. I know others who do both badly :) Aquacer0 is absolutely right.......do what you want and what interests you and ultimately what you have more fun doing.
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  • Darkstar911
    I have CCNA and MCSA certifications. I work as a system administrator mainly with Microsoft servers/desktops. Having the knowledge with CCCNA program will help a great deal with troubleshooting network connectivity issues on computers. Also, you need to get the networking basics before you can secure the computers on the networks. What you will learn on the CCNA program will also beneficial when you take network infrastructure exams for MCSE cert. There will be subnetting questions on those exams. My personal opinion, go with Cisco first.
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  • TheITProjectBlog
    True,, you have to do what you enjoy doing the most! I am really into Exchange and Exchange 2010 exams are clearly the way forward for me. So if you love networks - go for cisco otherwise choose an appropriate Microsoft one. best of luck Raj Web Designer of Office Space for Rent Contributor to Outlook Issues on The IT Project Blog
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  • Mylove1989
    Thank Everyone Very Much God Bless For Everyone
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