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Old 06-17-2010, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Higher Degree or Vendor Certifications?

I have an associates degree and I have been working in the technology field for the past 10 years primarlly as a network administrator.

I would like to be earning more money and have more responsibility but I am unsure which would be more beneficial. Go back to college for a BS or a MS, or take that time and effort into earning certifications like MCSE and CCNA. I have an A+ and Network+ but its time to get more.

What are your thoughts?
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I would shoot for the certs. You already have the work experience to balance out not having the BS. That's not to say that you shouldn't eventually get a BS, but certs show that you can actually DO those things while a degree means you know about them.
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Default Re: Higher Degree or Vendor Certifications?

Cisco Certifications can earn you 5% salary increase. Exept Cisco highest cert gives an average of 11,000$ more a year then someone without it.

MCSE is a great certification to have. Being able to actually put that certification to use is what you want.
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