Ask the Expert

What certs do you recommend for someone just starting out in network administration?

After reading your reply to the question of what certifications you would recommend to someone who has moved to the area of management from a technical position, I was wondering what certifications you might recommend for someone just starting out in network administration?

Requires Free Membership to View

The general approach is remarkably similar:
  1. Check out introductory networking and Internet certs at Brainbench or U2Test.

  2. Move onto the Network+ and i-Net+ CompTIA exams.

  3. Pick an operating system (NetWare, Windows, Linux, Solaris, etc.) and start climbing their network admin certification ladders.

  4. If that's not enough, consider jumping next onto Cisco for networking infrastructure certs, or protocol analysis certs for forensics, security, management and troubleshooting.


This was first published in April 2002

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: