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Old 02-04-2017, 09:42 PM   #1
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Hello! I am CCNA certified, valid till 2019 June. I am looking to find a job in networking field after graduating Bachelors in Engineering. A few of my friends suggested me to get certified in MCITP or Red hat to find a good networking job and some advise me to take CCNP as well. It'll take another year at least, I guess. At the same time, my professional job recruiter team has set up a few job interviews for next couple of weeks. Have I got any chance if I try those interviews now? Or should I wait getting certified before attempting the interviews? If then, which will give me better job prospects, MCITP or Red Hat?
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Always take the interviews, its good experience in putting yourself forward. Don't sell yourself short, if you know your stuff or know the material, they you have a good chance of outperforming your expectations and getting a job.

Always study more and get more certifications if you have the time and resources. The worst thing you can do is sit on your knowledge without advancing or moving forward. Certifications force you to do this.

As for the area to invest time in, only you can say, but if you already have a CCNA I wouldn't stop there. The more knowledge you have (broadly) the better off you will be, but you may find that at some point, it will be better to specialise in one (or fewer) diciplines than attempting to cover a wider span of technologies.

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You want to be in the networking field?

You can work towards the 70-410 exam, and get a entry microsoft cert for window servers.

Unless you want to go the linux enterprise route, than by all means red hat.

Both are in demand for servers.

If you are going red hat route, helps to have the Linux+/LPIC cert aswell.

Net+ is another good cert from CompTIA, but you already proved you have what it takes with the CCNA to understand a network.

Not every job uses Cisco though..depends on your employer for your Cert pathway.

I think having the CCNA should be enough to get a decent entry position from some business, than from there learn what they use, and work towards a cert with them. Move up the ladder as you work.

~Hope I could help.

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