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Network+: Your suggestions and advice?

By gctk ·
I am a Physics major/Journalism minor (Senior). In order to qualify my hands-on experience with PCs and some networking, I obtained A+ certification and am wondering if it is worth the cost of adding on Network+, both in terms of knowledge as well as employable skills. I foresee these certifications as pluses to my resume when applying for a internship in photonics/optical networking. Where would someone who is Network+ certified fit among CCNAs, CNEs, Linux etc? Network admins/managers' comments are especially welcome. Thank you for your time.

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Network+: Your suggestion ...

A good start. CompTIA exams are used by some vendors as qualifications for their own programs (notably Novell taking the Net+ as proof of networking competency). If you are interested in optical networking you may want to concentrate more on networking certs (cisco especially) than OS certs (Novell, Microsoft, Linux).

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Network+: Your suggestion ...

If you are wanting to persue a career in Networking then it's a good idea to be well rounded and have exposure to differing technologies. Because you really don't know how things are ever going to turn out. Yes, I think the N+ is helpful. so is the CCNA/CCDA/CCNP/CCDP/CCIE, CNE/CNA, MCSE, Etc, COMBINED with relevant work experience. It's such a broad field. The more you know the better you'll be in the longer term. It is more a thing where not having it will hurt more than having it willhelp. (It's kinda like dressing nice doesn't necessarily help, but dressing sloppy can hurt). It may affect future jobs more than it may affect your current job.
Hope that helps.
While you are in school do as much Volunteering as you can - that counts as work experience.
+ whatever you can do for pay..

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