Which Path – MCSE or RHCE?? Cisco??Locked
I am looking to get involved in the IT industry. My computer knowledge is limited, relative to professionals. As a basic user of computers in the workplace and home environment, I have an above average grip on computers. I am looking into all the different certifications and have been asking people I know in the industry, but I seem to get conflicting answers to my questions.
I am trying to figure out which way to go – Linux or Microsoft (RHCE or MCSE).
Which cert. will provide my with the most options? Problem-solving is an aspect in work that I enjoy and it was recommended that I look into these courses. I don’t want to limit myself and am thinking first get the MCSE then possibly Red Hat? But what about Cisco? Obviously the more certs. the better, but where to start? I need to stay away from the engineering intensive courses as my science background is weak. I am under the impression that with the MCSE and the RHCE, this won’t cause me a problem. I understand that I might have to hustle more than a computer engineering student, but I am looking forward to the challenge. I have read and am told that MS has a massive grip on the marketplace – 90% of client mkt and 40% of server mkt. But, Linux is gaining ground, one reason being Linux’s security features are better than MS. But won’t it take many years for an actual transition from Microsoft to Linux??
Any IT PROs out there that can offer some assistance, it would be greatly appreciated. Deadlines are approaching and I’m trying not to rush this decision.
Thanks in advance!!!