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Systems Administrator career direction

By genebygenegerrit ·
Thanks in advance for any helpful replies to my question. I'm trying to make a career change to working in IT, potentially as a systems administrator, and I would appreciate any feedback in terms of advice on how to do this and if my plan is "do-able". My plan in short is to get enough certifications until someone will hire me.

I've been learning to work with servers on a virtual lab I set up and I passed the CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Technology Associate - Server Fundamentals certifications. I should be able to get the MCSA certification in the next few months.

Is it likely to get a systems administrator job with certifications alone and self-training? In terms of certifications, would it be more likely with MCSA in Windows Server 2012, CompTIA A+, and MTA than just CompTIA A+ and MTA? I'm still relatively young though I have a Master's Degree in Molecular Genetics, and not much IT job experience. I tried to get help-desk jobs but I am guessing I'm over-qualified as they don't respond. Thanks.

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