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What is better to be Cisco or MCSE?

By superboy720 ·
I'm tring to deside which is better to pursue, Cisco or MCSE. Does anyone have some advice on this?

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The real answer is ... it depends

by eBob In reply to What is better to be Cisc ...

Which do YOU find more interesting: pitzing around on Windows systems and networks or digging around in WAN/MAN/LAN systems. It's your life.

Having said that, I can say that I have run into one heck of a lot of "paper MSCEs". These are people whohave their MCSE but don't seem to know how to turn on their PCs. I have bumped into VERY FEW paper CCNA, and NO paper CCNP. I can't even imaging a paper CCIE -seems impossible. So if I were hiring a bunch of people and saw that some were MCSE, I wouldn't care (too much), but if I saw a CCNP (or CCDP) or CCIE, I'd figure this was a valuable cerification.

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I see a progression of certs

by LordInfidel In reply to The real answer is ... it ...

The way I see it is if you are just starting out and don't know d!cK about computing, then you need to start at the lowest level like the A+.

Then once you are in an computing enviroment, go for your MCSE and related certs.

After you are an MCSE/Equivialent. Then go for your higher level certs, like the CCNA and CISSP, etc.

Then once at that level you set your sites on the higher certs like the CCNP and then the all-powerful God-Like CCIE.

Baby Steps. There is nothing worse then talking to another "Admin" with a cert who can't do the simplest of tasks because they are still new to the field.

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What is better to be Cisco or MCSE?

by studmuffin In reply to What is better to be Cisc ...

It depends on what you like,but paper MCSEs
are being flushed out by the Win 2K track,
so the MCSE is going to regain the luster
it lost before,while there is no such thing
as a paper CCxx as far as I know,but CCIE
right now is still the most prestigious IT
certification available. MCSE is more towards
network administration,while the Cisco certification tracks focus on network installation and support (CCNx route) or network design (CCDx route). My advice if you
can do both,it would beprobably to your advantage,since you would become more marketable.

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pls reply

by saknbad In reply to What is better to be Cisc ...

What is better to be Cisco or MCSE?
I'm tring to deside which is better to pursue, Cisco or MCSE. Does anyone have some advice on this. thanks.
syed khalid.

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My advice? Take no advice.

by JimBb In reply to pls reply

The question is not: what is best, or what earns the most, or what has the best perspectives or career path. The question is: what do you feel like?
You could go for the money and figure out which of both will earn you the most. But can you imagine yourself doing overtime to figure out a new feature, spending weekends on trying out a new version, or browsing a trade-show on a sunny saturday-afternoon for something that doesn't interest you? Or for something you don't really like working with?
If you do something you like, if you work with something that intersts you, you *will* spend more than the obliged time on your work, you *will* try to figure out a solution during a weekend, and you *will* get a lot better in your job. And guess in the long run who gets the nicest job? My bet is: the one that has a genuine interest in what he does, and in the tools that surround the subject.
So if you don't know what to pick, why don't you try both? Try volunteering, try if someone can let you accompany her/him for a few days/weeks, and see what fits you. Don't try to fit yourself to something, it won't work.

Jim

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Back it up.

by timseery In reply to pls reply

One of the problems of an experienced network professionals is trying to set yourself apart from the crowd, i.e. What are you good at? What is your area of expertise? If the answer is ?I don?t know? then maybe you reevaluate your career. I here thereal estate and insurance industries are hiring. An MCSE or CCNA does mean much if you can?t back it up. I sorry but I spend too many long day, nights and weekends fixing problems that should have never happen.

Which is better? Try experience, hard work and the ability to handle the task at hand.

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by saknbad In reply to What is better to be Cisc ...

What is better to be Cisco or MCSE?
I'm tring to deside which is better to pursue, Cisco or MCSE. Does anyone have some advice on this?

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It's simple really

by road-dog In reply to pls reply

MCSE if you want to do Client Server / Admin

CCXX if you like to pound routers and switches.

I'm doing both the MCSE2K and labratting for CCIE

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