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Cert thread?
>what do you have?
>what are you working on?
>how have they helped you?
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>cisco certified intermeme expert
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>bachelors of science in computer engineering
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>>47051486
>mcse, memetia a/net/sec+, LPIC 1, ITIL-f
>ccna, cissp, cisa
HR fodder, thats literally it.
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>>47051486
Bsc in Computer Engineering, going to follow up on a Bsc in Physics or Biology, haven't decided yet.
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>>47051632
Oh.. well.. helped me get a job, but not really as much as doing internships and summer jobs.
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>>47051632
why not just go to grad school?
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>>47051735
What's a grad school? I feel the education system is a bit different in terminology where I'm at.
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>>47051752
Nvm, this post, I was too laze to google it...

That would be an option, but here you MUST have a VERY solid basic education in science subjects to go into masters and phd.
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CCNP nigga
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>>47051752
Post bachelor school (i.e. masters or PhD). Maybe that's what you meant instead of getting another bachelor's degree?
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>>47051781
Check into school's that could be lenient about prerequisites or let you go through them before your master's or PhD. I know at my school some of the guys getting masters in EE did their undergrad in ME or Comp Sci or something else and they took a few undergrad classes before their master's classes.
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>>47051839
How long did that take to you complete, all the way through?
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>>47051918
Did it over a summer.
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>>47051851
No. I read up on the terminology and that's not what I meant.

Here the system is like this: you have to take a subject as a secondary if you intend to go into masters in that. And if you take a secondary subject while in Bsc you effectively do an extra 1/3 of academic credit to finish. I only did a limited amount of physics during my studies so I can't go straight into masters.

>>47051891
I could take the subjects necessary as an "extern", but then I'd have to pay for what is otherwise free of any charge (our universities are all free) so I prefer to be enrolled into Bsc studies.
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RHCE
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>>47051486
What security certs are you /g/ents working on?
I want to make the transition to infosec, but I'm not really sure where to start past Security+.
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>>47051995
how much studying and experience prior
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>>47051486
> Security+ and A+
> Network+ , Microshit certs
> Title: "Systems Assistant" 40k a year,
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>>47052320
Me too, ( OP from >>47052439 )
Work on OSCP or CEH, just get experience on your own. Watch Defcon talks.
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>>47052337
I had about 5 years experience with RH before getting the RHCSA. I studied for about a month and passed the RHCE. I am currently working on my RHCA, just one test left!
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>>47051486
CCNA R&S
CCNA SEcurity
CCNA Voice
CCNP Voice
1 test down for CCNP Security, taking CCNP R&S while waiting for the rest of the CCNP Security book to be published.
Network and VOIP Engineer
84K salary, 18K bonus.
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>>47052481
Any tips for programmers to transition towards becoming a sysadmin? How much are you earning?
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>>47052507
Everything you hate is commonly used in Enterprise.
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>>47052507
I earn around 125k with bonuses included. I have been a programmer before. I think just having a well rounded skill set is key. As an admin or engineer, you have to think 'larger' than programmers often do. I don't mean that to be negative. It is really helpful to understand multiple areas of IT (network, storage, virtualization, security, automation, etc).

>>47052576
and what he said
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>>47052463
When you say experience on my own, I have an idea that I'd love your opinion on.
I already have a computer repair business, and have done marketing for a number of businesses in my area so I have connections and trust.
Do you think it would be possible to transition that work into infosec for small local businesses as a way to build my resume in a real-world way?

I know for a fact many of them have no security period, not anything past default firewalls, etc.
I think I could offer my services in security, do them a good services, make money, and build my resume at the same time.
Would a big infosec company give a single shit that I did stuff like this on my own?
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>>47052616
I mean, at my current workplace I don't get many chances to gain sysadmin skills. Occasionally, like one time, I installed Zabbix on all our servers when I had some downtime, but usually I don't get to do cool things like that.

Basically, I'm stuck learning this stuff from books in my spare time, which will take me years before I get anywhere.

I'm currently reading Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook, then I'll probably read some Red Hat book and try the RHCSA.

I'd appreciate any helpful tips.
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>>47052716
I would say it would be worth something, just label it at small business security consulting.
I am fortunate in I have a friend who has me "interning" for a pen testing / consulting company on paper right now while I am getting my plebian system assistant job role.

I woul say go for it anon,
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>>47052731
Find dumps online for whatever exams you plan on taking to have a really good idea on what is going to be on there.
Just search "comptia dumps" on tpb and you will get some results.
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CCNA
Going for my CCNP and CCNA Voice.
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>what do you have?
CCNA (Routing and Switching), MCSE, RHCSA, ITILv3 Foundation
>what are you working on?
Nothing. Thinking of getting CCNP, but it's probably not worth it.
>how have they helped you?
Easily get an entry level job
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How do I study for my certs if I spend all my time on 4chan?
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>>47052836
Why can't you do both at the same tine?
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>>47052836
Failure to plan is a plan to fail
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>>47052836
If you lack the ability of multitask in that small of a case study, you might not be destined for IT bubble master race.
> "if you really want something you will make time for it" - Adolf Hitler
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>>47052836
you make time faggot, dont be a moron
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>>47051486
> A+, RHCSA, VCP, and Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (lol)
> CCNA because I'm network light
> Senior IT Engineer 85k
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>>47051486
i have non

working on my ccna so i can get a job

i was a network admin for last 4 years in marine corps

the amount of shit u need to know for that cert vs to actually perform the job is insane
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>>47052853
>>47052862
>>47052863
I had that coming. I love shitposting too much.
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>>47052892
>>47052496
>Anything over $50k without MCSE
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Net+ and thats it :(

Soon to be AA in CIS but idk what other certs I should pursue that are worthwhile.

MSCE seems decent and so does CCENT
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>>47052940
>implying mcse is worth anything

thats realistic pay for his certs and xp
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>>47052954
if u go ccent get cbtnuggets videos from pirate bay

jeremy cioara is pretty good but i wouldnt pay for that shit

ccent is icnd1

ccna is icnd2

the ccent is a lot of information but ccent to ccna isnt too much of a jump
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>>47052507
I'm a DBA. Pretty much >>47052616 said. Being well-rounded helps a lot. Your programming experience already helps in regards to scripting.

Also I'd say try to learn Linux. I mean there are Windows sys admins and SQL Server DBAs out there, and they're both respectable fields (don't let the Linux elitists convince you otherwise). However, there's a lot more opportunities out there if you know Linux well.

If you're still in college, try to get a sys admin job. Usually you can shadow the sys admins working for some department and eventually work on your own.

If you're not in college, just try to learn as much as you can. Start going on Hacker News too. Lots of good info gets posted there. These websites are good starting points too:

https://sysadmincasts.com/
http://www.opsschool.org/en/latest/introduction.html (this isn't 100% but still has good info)

Also the book UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook is pretty much THE book on Linux system administration. Download or buy it.
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>>47052969
>Can't even touch the server(s) your authenticating against
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>>47052892
How did you end up getting the Apple cert? Personal goal?
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Do you guys even bother to renew your certs every 2-3 years after you have landed a job?
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>>47052985
The only thing I'm hesitant about with ccent is that it will pigeon hole me to only networking related jobs.

I have a big library of info already on it but don't want to end up shafting myself to just one field and realize that I would have liked another one more.
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>>47052987
>However, there's a lot more opportunities out there if you know Linux well.
>a lot
I don't know if I'd go that far.
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>>47052988
ccnp can make 210,000 a year if he does it for DOD in afghanistan
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>>47053002
i saw a system admin job posting that paid like 70 an hour

they wanted ccna and programming and college and server certs it was pretty demanding

>>47052998
if u get ccna and havent gotten ccnp in 3 years to auto renew your ccna you should kill yourself
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>>47052940
Senior IT Fag here. I always though about Microsoft certs, but it's implied you know Windows. Every job I've had is Windows and Mac, or Windows and Linux, or Windows on VMware. The exotic pieces bring the money. Nobody wants a Windows admin unless you specialize in Exchange, MS SQL, or System Center, and so on.

>>47052991
Did the Apple certs working at a University. Huge Mac population and didn't have to pay. Probably wouldn't have otherwise. Ran a Magic Triangle with Open Directory and Active Directory for years.
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>>47052987
Thanks, I'm already reading a physical copy of it. It's a long book alright, very dense too.
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>>47053029
ccnp expires too
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>>47053044
windows is easy as shit to use neways

all i got in marine corps was a 5 minute walkthrough of active directory but it was enough to do the job

i hate how people think you need vmware certs its just as easy as installing an operating system on a regular computer

or they want xp with a certain program like using vmware vs oracle is somehow gonna radically change the way your server is operating
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>>47053044
>Nobody wants a Windows admin unless you specialize in Exchange, MS SQL, or System Center, and so on.
>Everybody wants system administrators trained in what their businesses use
I've never seen a business that doesn't use SharePoint, of course they're gonna want their Windows admins trained in it.
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>>47053072
by then you should have gotten ccie or at least another ccnp to renew that

cisco certs are about learning a little every day

its not a week long jam session
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>>47053007
Yeah, it does depend on the area. Where I am it's pretty much all Oracle or SQL Server jobs, but we generally have more Linux network or sys admins here. Although there's a sizable amount of Windows jobs too.
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>what do you have?

ccie r+s

>what are you working on?

nothing - current job doesn't really have incentives anymore for additional certs. just recert my ccie every 2 years.

>how have they helped you?

big raise(s), senior position (don't have to fuck around with direct customer bullshit), "respect" - to the extent that exists in IT anymore - most folks at least trust i know what the fuck i'm talking about and get out of my way (or they figure out they are wrong the hard way)
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>>47053091
Sshhhhh don't give away the secret. VMware is big money for easy work.

To anybody who wants to learn a hugely in-demand skill set - virtualization. VMware, Hyper-V, and XenServer specifically.
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>>47051486
RHCE, my employer is sending me to get Red Hat JBOSS Admin certified next week.

The RHCE actually did help me get my current job. Although knowing Perl helped a bit more.
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I love threads like this

:3
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>>47053128
>XenServer
I wouldn't bother, they're finished, Hyper-V is cannibalizing Citrix.
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>>47053128
vmware

use thin provisioning

fat provisioning is for retards

all u need to know
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>>47053124
How old are you?
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>>47053166
Until you over-subscribe the datastore and some retard fills it up. In before alarms, quotas, yadda yadda.
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>>47053207

38. Got CCIE in 2002 (26).
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>>47053222
thats pretty young

how long was ccna > ccnp > ccie for you?
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>>47053306

~ 3 years.

CCNA 1999
CCNP 2000 (?)
CCIE (Late) 2002

I started at an ISP in 1996. A very poor ISP. I think it helped, because we had to learn how to do things on our own - we couldn't afford anything. Learned Linux from there as well.
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Ccna r&s

Studying for my Ccna security and I plan to get my linux+ and comptia+ just to feather my resume. Also a few other certs down the road.
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>50k a year
>3rd year I've worked there
>"Performance" based raises every year that are guaranteed
>assistant to the VP of technology at a very small bank

>0 certificates and no degree

I think I've found my career
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>>47053128
>VMware is big money for easy work.

This *used* to be the case, but not really anymore. If you've gone fully down the VMWare rabbit hole and have ESXi, vsphere, and the whole vcloud suite, there is a fuckton of stuff to do. Suddenly with NSX the core of the network might be in vmware.
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>>47053403
A family restaurant or a Taxi driver earns more than that
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>>47053459
not with full benefits, year-end bonus and general banking perks
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>>47053469
just get some damn certs

ur pay sucks

and if u are half decent at ur job the certs wont take too much extra work
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>>47052731
get hands on experience and home

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Workstation-Six-Core-2-6GHz-Windows/dp/B00N4YV5PS

get something like that or a server desktop and then use vmware with pirated windows server and exchange isos to get some hands on yourself
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as these talks of big salary have got me flustered.

I should be grateful for a 35k-40k salary with just an associates and 2 certs on my first job in Pennsylvania, yea? Or is this far too low? I'm considering moving to Colorado after I graduate because I hear the market for Database techs there is pretty good so hopefully better pay.
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>>47053718
let me guess, they offered that to you as a "competitive wage"
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>>47053718
What do YOU know about databases?
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>>47053718
its hard to say

they really try to fuck people with no job xp since theyll suck cock for free

look at all these college retards falling for the intern scam
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>>47053763
Well I havent graduated yet and only been applying to a few places and only got an offer of 25k at some highschool being their tech guy.

>>47053769
I know to learn SQL and get MSCE

>>47053781
Yea, I know to steer clear of internships and just get straight into some sort of real help desk/technician type of job. I'm considering the Navy for an IT job even. No xp sucks ass.
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>tfw got my A+
<:3c
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>>47053806
schools usually pay shit

but theyre a starting point
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how does one get a cert?
i'm pretty sure i can get the lowest one with my current knowledge.
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>>47053832
tfw I would kill for 25k a year
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degree in computer science, no certs yet. Might grab a CCNA this summer to switch jobs and get another pay raise.
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>>47051577
that meme career deserved those meme arrows
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>>47053853
lol

join the marine corps as a 0651

youll leave with 4 years xp as a network administrator working on sat com to servers to routers and switches to firewalls and acls to user computers and images u will learn fucking everything
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CCNA, A+, Security+. Got free vouchers for all of them.

Honestly, I've been waiting for a thread like this to come up for awhile. What the hell can this get me? I'm a junior in college majoring in CS.. Could I get a decent summer or part time job with these? Will people actually fucking hire you off certs alone? Seems kinda retarded
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>>47053931
nah they want certs + college

or certs + job experience
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>>47053919
My questions on this:

Do they drug test?

How long is it?

Do you have to live with them?

Do they accept autists (I'm not a real autist, just very awkward)
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>>47053806
>>47053781

What's this intern scam? I got hired through my internship and I'm making $60k a year now.
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A+, net+, sec+, ccna

Senior it administrator: 110k

But I also have about 8 years experience.
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>>47053931
depends if you have contacts or not
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>>47053952
yeah they drug test

i got kicked out recently for steroids

usually 4 year contract

no shit you live in the barracks unless youre married

lot of marines were that dorky kid in school. youll be fine
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>>47053931
>Could I get a decent summer or part time job with these?
Is it POSSIBLE? Definitely. Is it LIKELY? Well...
>Will people actually fucking hire you off certs alone?
Sometimes, but mostly they look for experience.
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No certs yet, but I'm still in school. So...
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>>47053997
college alone is worthless

at least get certs with ur paper degree

certs show that u are actually capable of doing a job

nobody in it gives a fuck about your english and band classes
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>>47053952
Armyfag here. I have OCD and a weird blinking problem. Nobody really says anything to me about it, you'll be fine.
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>>47054022
i have weird blinking problem too

i dont know if its from years of 3 scoops noxipro 2 scoops craze

and then that time where i was snorting pure dmaa powder for a while

do u also heavily abuse stims?
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>>47054014
I'm working on it. I'm rather limited in what I can do with my current work situation. I'm pretty much stuck doing everything online.

>>47054022
is also me.
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>>47054036
No. I've had OCD since I was a little kid and it just takes different forms. Sometimes it's smelling my upper lip sometimes it's spurts of uncontrollable blinking.
I'm used to it though. Sometimes if I concentrate really hard I can pretend to be a normal person every once in a while.
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>>47054036
Actually, that was a lie. I use C4 pretty heavily when I work out. I'm up to 3 scoops because any less isn't doing it for me anymore.
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>>47054040
depends what u want for certs

cbtnuggets from piratebay

cheap routers and switches on amazon if u want ccna

i think i spent 200 total on 2 routers 2 switches and all the cables i need

u need console cable and a usb to db9 converter for that
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>>47054071
I'm not sure what I want yet. I would like to begin with A+ and work my way to CCENT
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Sorry if this is for /sqt/ but I feel you guys are better to ask
If I'm getting a bachelors in computer engineering & a masters in computer science, will getting any certs boost my chances at getting a software job at Google/Apple/Microsoft?
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>>47054138
Hell no. Just focus on having a good portfolio of projects and a good GPA.
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>>47054106
if u wana "work" ur way to ccent ud start with net+ i guess

its the lowest cisco cert tho so theres really no working your way to it just going in balls deep

u should get 2 routers 2 switches at the very least

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001783Q2S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000516CS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

i got 2 of each of those

theyre pretty cheap used

ull need a console cable

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GL3MOY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and a usb to db9 as well

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007T27H8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and if u want a set of crimpers to make your own ethernet

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008UY5WL0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

or u can just get them on monoprice

youll need a crossover cable to connect router to router but router to switch will be straight through

ull also need to get a program like hyperterminal to console in but u can get that free on google
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>>47054195
That's all extremely useful. Thank you.
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>>47054195
can you do all of these with just GNS3?
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After not studying a single minute I failed the CCNA with an 81 percent. What a fucking joke.
Got a job at a Juniper shop about a year later. Fuck em.
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>>47054279
I can taste the bitterness from here
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>>47054248
gns3 sucks

it doesnt do a good job emulating switches

you can get packet tracer free on piratebay

i worked on routers and switches for the last 4 years. i spent the money on routers and switches anyways because id rather work with physical gear.

i think someone brand new would definitely be better off getting those awkward first time with the gear moments out of the way while studying and not first day at the new job lol
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>>47054279
Yeah, certs are hit or miss. Some places emphasize them, some don't give a shit. Really depends.
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>>47054345
i think its very dependent on the field you go into as well

networking jobs certs are very important so you can accurately gage what an applicant knows

but programming languages a degree would probably mean more
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>>47054053
How was recruitment for you? is that what you joined on to do?
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I'm finally going for my A+ on wednesday, any tips? I plan to do net+ next and then maybe mcse.
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I'm working in the industry making 45K desktop support without cets. I want to get into systems administration? Would certs be a good path to pushing into such roles, and how much time cost is there to getting them?
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>>47055458
> search tpb for "comptia dumps"
> study those
> you win.
It isn't all that hard.
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>>47052836
You make CCNA study threads anon.
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Currently doing BA compsci, getting ccna and mcsa win7 and serv2012 are what I'll be doing this summer, since we have to pass the tests at school to pass, but we're not getting the certs for them...
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>be sysadmin
>make 40k

mfw
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man Im getting my AA in CS from junior college this year. one of my classes offered a free ccent but I was retarded and passed the practical fine but failed the objective part. Should I just give up on my future or try again?
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>>47052940
First I don't rate certs, they are HR fodder and don't mean shit, Bachelors degrees aren't much better.

I am on 160k AUD doing network and voip design, security etc

CCNP Voice
CCNP Security
CCDP
CCIE Collaboration Written

MCSE for NT4
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>>47051486
First year CS major here. I'm interested in possibly being a DevOP or at least having a more diverse background. I'm interested in network/computer security . Does anyone have any recommendation on what else I should be learning along with side my CS degree? Are there any certs that could possibly give me a leg up when I start applying for jobs?

Basically I’m looking for a starting point in regards to security? resources? literature? advice?

thanks /g/
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>>47056524
>be devloper
>make ~$550/mo because lol exchange rates
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comptia linux+
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No certs.
Work as a junior sysadmin.
All my experience comes from reading the teaching material for the certs, fucking around with VM's and "hands on" experience with the servers and systems in the company,
I won't go as far and say that certs are worthless, because they are not, but they shouldn't be your main focus either. Good certs can get you into top positions when you look for a new job, but so can experience.
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>>47057384
You are the kind of kid I would hire.
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>>47057384
what reading materials did you use?
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