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By kyledchristian ·
Greetings,

I am a career sales person (15 Years) looking to shift my career. My ultimate goal is to enter into a pre-sales/technical account management/Sales Engineer positon where I am not abondonaing my sales tenure and still working with sales people, but just not chaseing the carrot so to speak.

I am taking this year off to go to school and have been advised to take MCITP, CCNA, and Networking + certificates to quickly get ramped and able to jump into this type of role.

I could REALLY use some career advice from someone as to what certificates would carry the greatest power. I don't have 4 years to get my BA in Computer Science and have been advised this would get my foot in the door. I have begun the Networking + studies and am progressing well but hitting major brain blocks on the MCITP Active Directory class!

- ANY advice would be much appreciated.

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Try reposting in Q & A

Try re-posting in the Q&A
section.The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

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Thanks

by kyledchristian In reply to Try reposting in Q & A

Thanks Wizard, much appreciate the time!

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