Depends on the industry/sector and where you live. Any formal secondary education?
Just an A.A. in Biology :P I'm from the Bay Area, so I think I have a lot of options
Experience is crucial, but any additional certs is can get will help boost the resume. Some are cheaper and easier to get (CompTIA). Also be sure to understand anything you claim on your resume as you will probably be tested during your formal interview.
CCNA R&S is a good demonstration of “I have an understanding of fundamental networking concepts”, and is more respected than a CompTIA Network+. In my recent experience, shops are moving away from Cisco gear, but most of the commands and concepts translate.
Get the the compttia network + though, it's cheap and easy.
A CCNA on its own is pretty much worth nothing, you need net experience. A+ and IT support go well together, but CCNA is in another field entirely. Without experience in production networks, it's not worth much. It's also highly relevant where you live.
So with what I have now, what kind of positions should I be going after?
probably helpdesk if you have no experience.
I do have experience doing IT Support and working as a field tech
helpdesk or a NOC front line role for a major telecom provider or MSP is nothing to sneeze at. if you have what it takes, some of these places (depends on their own internal stuff) will recognize and promote real talent quickly.
Junior/Assistant Network Administrator or some similar title.
Thank you appreciate it!
Do you have experience with enterprise applications and services? AD, DNS, DHCP, Printing, IIS, etc?
I actually do, when i was working at fedex
30 grand maybe? It's all about what you can do, then leverage that experience into a better job, then master that job, and move on.
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