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After Network+, you might want to consider going after a "network OS cert" -- perhaps something with Windows (MCSA, MCSE), Linux (RHCT, RHCE, RHCA, LPIC-1, NCLP, etc.), Unix (Solaris stuff, HP/UX stuff, IBM AIX stuff, etc.), or Macintosh (Apple has a pretty peachy cert program, too). On the other hand, if you're more inclined to work the infrastructure side of networking, you could do worse than to go the Cisco Route (CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, and so forth). If you want to keep in touch with programming, it may also make sense to investigate Microsoft developer credentials (which permit you to concentrate in distributed programming) or Sun/Java developer credentials (which do likewise).
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