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What is the best way to get a job in computer networking?

I have about ten years of experience in telecom engineering hardware installation in central offices for Verizon. I want to start with a cisco CCNA cert but I don't know if I should go back and get a 2 or 4 yr computer science degree. I have a BS in Communications. You computer guys give me some guideance as to how to proceed. Thanks!

Asked By: sshaner892000 - 7/17/2008
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I am a Program Coordinator for, and also teach advanced networking courses in, a 4-year Bachelor program, where CCNA and CCNP are embedded into the curriculum. My role includes being the Cisco curriculum lead for the college's Regional Cisco Networking Academy (i.e. I teach teachers as well as students... More
Answered By: MrHarmony - 7/17/2008
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Hi there Industry quals such as CCNA and MSCSE are much preferred by employers than any university degree as they demonstrate skills more closely aligned with the "real" world. I would hire an MCSE over a BSc any day! Good luck with your career!
Answered By: Gary C - 7/17/2008
 
Cisco is good, I recently got my CCNA from there go to the website and forums to learn more. https://cisco.hosted.jivesoftware.com/index.jspa?ciscoHome=true?utm_source=blog+commenting&utm_medium=media&utm_content=Yahoo&utm_campaign=Domestic
Answered By: Jon G - 7/18/2008
 
i would recommend getting an MCSA or an MCSE, MCITP since it covers network and systems administration and not just networking alone...and also, CCNA, too. good luck :)
Answered By: Meico G - 7/18/2008
 
CCNA Career Certifications are one of the highest ranking certifications in the IT industry. In fact, many IT professionals and managers believe CCNA certifications bring them more value than their university or technical school diploma! What’s more, CCNA is employing new security measures designed to safeguard the... More
Answered By: Seed F - 7/18/2008
 
I have CCNA and BS did not get a job , I think contacts and relationship with the company u want to work in is the No.1 to put u in... More
Answered By: majdi - 3/30/2014
 
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