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By kazjoe_99 ·
Was wondering how high in esteem are CCNA with a MCSE or MCSA's?

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by eBob In reply to CCNA Certification

Arguably they are quite different.

The MC** are of course about Microsoft Windows, a microcomputer operating system.

The CC** are about the network infrastructure, specifically using Cisco equipment (and methodologies).

Of course, there is a little bit of overlap. PCs must network to be really useful (says the "network-oriented geek"), and so the MC** tracks cover A LITTLE BIT OF NETWORKING.

The converse is not particularly so: that is, the CC** track doesn't spend much time on theO/S of the boxes connected to it. And for a pretty obvious reason: it could be almost anything! The boxes attached to the network can be: more network gear, PCs, mini-computers, mainframes, PLCs, printers and other output devices, atomic clocks, andso on. All potentially with their own way of doing things, and of course their own O/S. So the network simply remains "neutral".

So which track you follow depends on where you want to go. A "Systems Admin" type might want to go the MC** tracks. Assuming that M$ Windoze is your choice, of course. The focus here will be on getting and keeping the PCs running. And you will learn A LITTLE BIT about networking (the Micro$oft way!).

If you prefer the network as your focus, then go the CC** track.

Just remember: your MC** does not qualify you as a NETWORK ADMIN. You've only covered a bit of networking in the MC** tracks.

And conversely, your exposure to the O/Ses if you've gone the CC** track is also very limited. So a CC** is not qualified to perform a Windoze Systems Admin functions.

These fields need to work together.

And then there's the other O/Ses you will run into out there: various Unix's (HP-UX, AIX, etc.), the "funky" O/Ses of minis and mainframes, MAC OSes, and the specialty O/Ses of PLCs and other devices. Neither MC** not CC** tracks prepare you to work effectively with these areas.

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by eBob In reply to CCNA Certification

Want some advice? Take both some MC** and CC**. You will become reasonably well-rounded. And the real bonus is that you will start to understand what you DON'T know, which is always a great thing to know.

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by kazjoe_99 In reply to CCNA Certification

I thought that being a CCNA and MCSE would make me more marketable in network admin as well as system admin.

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