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By littlelaco ·
I want to get into the networking industry. Is the Network+ certification worth the $200.00, or would I be better off putting that money towards learning MCSE. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Network+ certification

The N+ is intended to be a vendor-neutral basic introductory certification for demonstrating networking skills and theory. It can be handy to get because a number of other vendor-specific certs (notably Novell's CNE) are accepting it as credit for their own certifications. Microsoft is not accepting it as credit for MCSE though.

In general, any cert shows an employer that you are interested in furthering your career/personal knowledge and have taken the time and made the monetary investment to do so. For that alone, it may be worth it.

What I would suggest is to determine what career path you are interested in pursuing (networking? system administration? security? desktop help? etc.) and pursue a track along those lines. If you are truly interested in networking, then maybe you would want to try cisco's certification programs.

Hope that helps,

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by rulds In reply to Network+ certification

I recieved my NET+ cert about 3months ago and found it to be quite valuable. The cert. has gained some recognition lately and to be breaking into the networking profession it's the best because it's very broadbased, not focusing on just one vendor. If you go after it make sure you understasnd all of the networking technologies out there and the ways different vendors use them. And you have to have a strong understanding of TCP/IP and the OSI model, along with the utlities to test them. These things are used everyday and a strong foundation in them is important especially TCP/IP. Hope this helps and good luck. By the way I'm about 70% throug my mcse2000 track and glad i got NET+ first. Trent A+,NET+,MCP,

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