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Future Course Directions

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I am 41 years old, have recently completed my Associates Degree in Information Systems and have been in the Network and PC support area for 1 year now. I decided to change careers at 40. I have 10 years of prior Supervisory/Management experience under my belt. I want to progress in the networking field. Is getting my A+ a good base to build upon since it is relativily inexpensive and seems to be a good place to start as far as certifications are concerned, and what should my next steps be?

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A+ is more of a PC Technician type of cert. but it's not a bad place to start.  It's cheap (relatively) and gives you a legitiate foothold.  I would probably follow with the Network+ cert.  At that point you have a vendor neutral base from which to proceed.  

Once you can pass Network+ you would probably have no problems with MS's Netowerking Essentials which is the beginner for all their stuff.  You would probably have a good start on the beginning the the Cisco path.

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Thanks Jeff, it's kind of what I thought but really wanted some imput. People in this forum seem to be really knowledgable in this profession.

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