I am currently in the Navy, going on 8 yrs. I never planned on being in the Navy for this long. It was supposed to be a stepping stone and then I would move on to what I want a career in. Well, I finally came to a conclusion. I want to be an IT, more specifically, a network administrator. But sadly I do not have any IT knowledge of the sort. I am currently working on my BS of course. I have been looking at jobs online to see what they will require just to get an idea of the road ahead. Pretty sure all of then required work experience, atleast a BS in CS or IT, and plenty of certs that I only just discovered today. I was wondering, with the military background, will that help in place of the work experience or do I have to be in an IT related field of work? Also how difficult is it to achieve the certs such as CompTIA certifications, CCENT, CCNA R&S, and CCNP? Last but not least is there any advice that ya'll can provide for a noob coming into this field of choice? Thank you very much in advance.