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How do I become a network administrator?

I've been a computer operator for 13 years now. About four years ago I decided to obtain my BS in Information Technology with a concentration in Network Admin. in hopes of moving up from computer operations into a Network Admin type position. However, I'm finding it difficult to find a job as a network admin without the experience behind me. Should I go back to school and get my MS in Management Information Systems, or get a certification? Although, I would hate to get a certification in Cisco technology and a job requires a Microsoft Certification. It would limit me. So, I leave it up to you guys. Which is better, MS MIS, or go for certifications?

Asked By: Jay S - 8/18/2007
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I recommend you go for certifications... More
Answered By: beejay - 8/18/2007
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Drink lots of coffee. Research demonstrates that the system administrators drink vast quantities of coffee late into the even right before going to sleep... More
Answered By: packinrat - 8/18/2007
 
Go for MCSE certification then CCNA then further. Network or System Administration required many years of experience, why would you like to start from the begining?
Answered By: hesham_ahmed20 - 8/18/2007
 
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