By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
I have been in the IT business many years and have a broad but shallow skill set. I had an MCSE NT4 which is now an MCP and am looking for the best cert path to take. Being a generalist is fine but it does not pay well. Your ideas would be appreciated.
Dear Sir or Madam:
The best thing you can do for yourself is to find an area (security, SAP, networked storage, project management, and virtualization are all white hot right now for example) and dig into it as deeply as you can stand to. This will help you boost your earnings potential, and will probably help you leverage your existing experience as well.
Crass and materialistic though they may be, you should look at the annual salary and certification surveys from CertCities.com and Certification Magazine (www.certmag.com) to help guide you to where the action is right now. If anything appeals to you more than a little bit, jump on it, dig in, learn, live it, and certify in it. Your situation is bound to improve as a consequence.
Best of luck!
Dig Deeper on Networking Certs and Careers
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel
A network engineer job description will vary. Primarily, it depends on whether the job focuses on engineering a new network or on running a network ...continue reading
System administrator responsibilities are, fundamentally, about the care and feeding of systems but cover a broad range of possibilities when looking...continue reading
Get the inside scoop on a network manager's job description, workload and responsibilities which keep an organization's network infrastructure ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.