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Professional Network Paths/Exams


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#1 David Ashcroft

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Posted 19 October 2015 - 04:01 PM

Hi all, sorry if this seems like a silly questions but I am really hoping to get some advice!

 

So I am 23 and I have been working full time in IT for business support for about 2 years and I am finding that my main interested in mainly in networks and networking. Although I have an interest in general network I am hoping to go down a professional path. Things that include general networking, OSI, protocols etc. 

 

The only professional path that is long term and recognized world wide is Cisco....Are there any others I should think of that are more generalised and not specific to one brand of networking equipment?

 

Thanks!! :)



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:35 PM

Anyone able to offer anything??



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Posted 24 October 2015 - 11:05 PM

There's different things you could in the networking field. Designing and implementing networks for businesses, network administration, network security monitoring, you could even work on designing new protocols. Really it's up to you what you choose to pursue.

 

As far as general education and certification, the CompTIA Network + is a good first cert, and provides general knowledge, not restricted to one networking vendor such as Cisco. Professor Messer has some good instructional videos for this certification.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CompTIA#Network.2B

http://www.professormesser.com/network-plus/n10-006/n10-006-course-index/


Edited by irvin_than_allyl, 24 October 2015 - 11:07 PM.





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