> What would be the pros and cons of either, and from an employers
> point of view, which would be more recognised or respected in industry?
> What does the employer want from his Network Admin?
If you're going the certification route I'd go CCNA.
Nothing beats raw knowledge and experience though. The first thing I
would recommend would be to read - find a few network administrative
guides on TLDP, and get your hands on some Cisco kit. Cisco have
provided most of the routers and switches that I've ever worked on.
>> Id also like to hear from network admins as to what their job typically
> entails, and what they do on a day to day basis. Im very interested in
> technology and networking and in being involved in it, but Id like to
> know a little more about what you actually find yourself doing once
> youre in the job. I dont want to approach this naively and then find its
> not what I had thought.
Although I'm not a network administrator, I would imagine there are certain
paralells between network admin and Systems admin, and I very rarely have
Other than checking logs, and monitoring, if I do have a typical day, then it
means that some process needs to be improved or automated.
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