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I want to work as a Network Engineer eventually?

I am currently in the Navy working with IT. After I get out I am starting on a Bacholers program in Information Technology. When I graduate I will have my Network+, CCNA, and MCSE certifications. During college I will be able to work, "Basic Networking jobs" because of my time in the Navy. IF I kept on this path, could I eventually become a Network Engineer, or is there something else I need?

Asked By: Ryan M - 1/16/2009
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Cisco certs are going to be much more valuable than any MS cert...that being said experience is what most employers are looking for, so the more OJT you can get while in the service the better. Also any UNIX/Linux exposure you get is a big plus. Good Luck... More
Answered By: whodeyflya - 1/16/2009
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I think you're on the right track
Answered By: Parabola750 - 1/16/2009
 
You have an excellent base. I disagree that cisco certs are more important than Microsoft certs.. A few things to know... More
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Answered By: jrv116psu - 1/16/2009
 
You are on a good track, but as the other answer says, Cisco certification is worth more than MS certs. Look at my Signature for my current certs, I'm working on my CCIE. Why, because I can make a lot more then I can with 3 MCSE's. I would recommend you pursue the CCNP instead of the MCSE after you get the CCNA... More
Answered By: Dan - 1/16/2009
 
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