Got my CCNA – should I go for Network+ certification?

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I passed the CCNA and am wondering what to try for next. I have no practical IT work experience and am trying to change careers. Is it worth adding the CompTIA Network+ certification even though I have my CCNA?

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In my opinion. I wouldn’t. With the CCNA it shows your are a certified Network Engineer, or Network Administrator. The Net+ just shows that you are a Entry Level Network Technican. If I where you I’d gain more experience in the field with Net+ and go from there. If possible I would like to talk to you about your study habbits and how you passed the CCNA?



the Net+ cert would basically be a step backwards.. GO for a specialty CCNA – wireless, security, voice – or go deeper to the CCNP…

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  • 000125021
    hi jimmy, really it is serprise to me that you have passed your certification and now you are asking that whay should you i advised you that set your goal and plan what you want then try to take interest in it.this will help you in future step.if you have done your ccna then you should work in practical field and gain a practical knowledge in networking field and apply what you studied. thankx Muhammad Habib
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  • Wrobinson
    First of all, congratulations on passing the CCNA exam! Now that we've gotten the congratulations out of the way, the CCNA exam certifies your networking skills. It is my professional and personal opinion that you should not pursue the CompTIA Network+ certification as a means of establishing yourself. Instead, look at your options for a more advanced Cisco certification, or expanding into other areas, particularly security -- CISSP, or CompTIA Security+ for example. Ultimately, you must figure out what it is that you want to do within IT and the world of networking, then dedicate yourself to achieving that goal -- be it through certification and other forms of training; however, there is no substitute for experience.
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  • Kurtisleger
    Here are some good resources and answers to your questions
  • Sixball
    As mentioned in the Answer section, the Net+ is equivalent to the CCENT, so dont bother.
    Move forward to the CCNP tracks and/or the specialty CCNAs
    (I have the A+, CCNA-V and CCNP (RS) myself - Going for BGP/MPLS next)
    Whatever track you choose, just keep moving forward or you'll be left behind
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