Yes, I agree DJ... thats why I stated it would depend on the career he is going into. Some people get a little lost in what it is they need as far as career advancement. Also, to answer the question, yes we work on the networking side... somewhat. Everything from the switches, waps, to Active Directory domaim admin, CIMBasic/CIMplicity design and PLC ladder logic. We have several contractors that do networking depending on what side the plant you are on, which trust me... it makes for a REALLY chaotic mess. Plus, higher ups that think they know more than you when they are in fact clueless. Take the Active Directory for example. Why in the HELL do we have AD on manufacturing machines???? Okay, I could see it for an office environment but this makes no sense. There are no roaming profiles, just a simple machine and admin login, there is no overhead admin needed for these machines and the need for remote admin is useless. All in all, AD here is retarded. Well, they don't listen to there net guys, and they're willing to pay all this liscensing money for useless crap and not stuff that they really need. Like outdated systems that I, frankly, am surprised still runs. Ah, ****... Im all ranting now.
Anyhow, long story short.... before deciding on the cert you want decide on what field in computers you want to pursue.
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