Is experience of desktop administration will take into account for a network administrator profile

CCNA Certification
Desktop administration
IT careers
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I am looking to join as a desktop administrator in one of the small company with 2year bond, But am very much interested working on routers and switches i mean on network,
I have tried for entry level network administrator in various companies but i couldn't get it.
so finally decided with this plan
So my question is if i work on desktop administration for 2 years, and with the knowledge and certification on CCNA, Is that experience and certifications, how far they will be an added advantage for my future career in networking,
Kindly suggest me what to do,, all your suggestions and advices will appreciable, Thanks in advance, Please help me.

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Good Question and I appreciate it.
As a Desktop Administrator, it is mainly focused on a broad range of issues on the client OS, various desktop applications, configuring and connecting mobile devices, wi-fi knowledges and of-course a fair knowledge of networking (specially on peer to peer lan).
As a Network Administrator, it focuses on
1. Setting up and configuring network devices (switch, router etc) and drivers
2. Connecting user nodes and peripherals of all kinds to the network
3. Adding users to / remove users from the network
4. Managing user accounts such as passwords storage space and file-access privileges
5. Maintaining system and look after back up process
6. Make a tight security of network including emails
7. Grant / revoke users’ access on Internet
and last but not least trained users to proper use of network resources.

It is surely a valuable when u will do the job for 2 yrs and get a certs on CCNA.
One of my opinion (if possible) u may proceed for Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification, which provides the ideal way to demonstrate ability to use Windows 7 (which is now top choice over all desktop versions of Microsoft) to excel in a specific, market-relevant job role. It helps to a Desktop Administrator 7 builds on MCTS prerequisites and is relevant to professional roles in today’s IT marketplace. And CCNA gives u the value for long lasting times.


Having both user-end and internal networing knowledge, skills and experience is going to be extremely helpful for you.

Having traveled a similar route, it’s important to understand the inner workings of the LAN/WAN you’re connecting to, but most of your support will be at the end-user level. You’ll need to know how to get their PC’s and Printers and Phones and Mobile devices ONTO the network

ANY experience is a huge benefit – just keep learning EVERYTHING you can and you’ll make yourself a very indispensable engineer..

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  • Sairamadepu
    Thank you so much for the appropriate answer "sixball" and "Rechil", You have clearly differentiated what is the responsiblities will be for Desktop administrator and network administrator. And you suggested me to learn MCITP, As i have already gone through MCSE 2008 server, but not certified in any modules though, and little lack of subject knowledge. So what do you suggest me, shall i go through that offer signing 2years bond with the company as a desktop administrator as you said any experience will always be an added advantage for my career in future.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Sure u may proceed ! Any experience may bring a big deal in ur life in future. But the pay is the matter here. If u will satisfy with ur pay, u may proceed. And if possible, complete the certs that u could not i..e MCSE 2008 server. I think it is not require to do MCITP (I did not know the actual story about ur cert earlier). MCSE + CCNA = enough to lead the industry (if u work on MS based OS). Of-course money is the matter.
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  • Sixball
    Glad we could assist you on your cereer path. Let us kow how things go your way...
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  • Subhendu Sen
    @Sairamadepu, did this help u on ur career !
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