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Do I need a structured cabling certification as a systems administrator?

Find out if systems administrators need an additional certification on structured cabling, with SCSA and CCNA already under their belt, in this expert response with Ed Tittel.

Do I need an additional certification on structured cabling on top of my SCSA and CCNA certifications for an SA (systems administrator) career?
Dear Sir or Madam:
Unless you plan to get involved in network installation, including network cabling installation, this is probably not necessary. Because most cabling work tends to be handed out of house to installers or companies that specialize in such work, a structured cabling certification will probably not have much impact, positive or negative, on your systems administration career growth—unless of course, you plan to go to work for a cable installation outfit of some kind (or already work at one).
HTH, and thanks for posting.
This was last published in March 2007

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