Going into Networking as a career.

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Going into Networking as a career.

Post by Dtbest69 on Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:10 pm
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Hey, I'm going to be going into networking as a career, when I get into college. Currently a Junior in high school. I am 15, and very curious about the area. I am not SUPER computer literate, but I know enough. Is this a good field? What can I do to get a head start on it?


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Re: Going into Networking as a career.

Post by yourmysin on Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:12 pm
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Learn the basics hehe. Check out the CompTIA Network+ certification exam objectives to get a feel for a decent learning structure. After you have the feel for it check out the CCNA exam.

So many resources and simulators out now it is easy enough to learn.
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Re: Going into Networking as a career.

Post by hooraybeer on Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:55 am
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Definetly get on your way to becoming CompTIA N+ certified. Your high school may have a N+ class, or you could sign up for an independent study. The internet of course has a lot of resources.

If you are N+ certified, you don't even need a college degree to start doing some freelance work for setting up company networks. It's definetly a good starting point if you want to be a proffesional network technician.
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Re: Going into Networking as a career.

Post by noOneSpecial on Mon May 11, 2009 6:27 pm
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I've done N+ and I'm not working as a technician due to my university and other job (not related with computers at all) that actually allows me to pay for my house, my bills and uni fees. Im gonna do CCNA this summer and hopefully CCNP next summer :) Anyway - networking as a career sounds very demanding - but you have to try something.
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Re: Going into Networking as a career.

Post by ph4nt0m on Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:26 pm
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Like everyone else said, go for a network+ certification. A certification alone doesn't mean much to a company as much as experience though. I'm junior in high school also, so I'm dual enrolling in a community college to get my certs. That way I'll have at least a year of experience. After that I'd say go for the Cisco certifications, they are great to have. Hope you stick with it man, a knowledge of networking is valuable. ;)
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