Question by live and learn: AS degree in Computer Network Specialist or a certificate in designing and installing network systems?
The degree requires CCNA and Apprentice to graduate. Can I get a job with either one in Virginia? Tell me all about these fields? Etc?
Answer by Liz
You can work on networks for sure. I dunno if you will get snatched up right out of your diapers, but you can sure make a living.
I do networks for a living, and I don’t even have any of those certs.
May working days usually consist of talking on the phone, sending emails, and bugging people about what they want. When that’s done, I sit down and plan a network (not as tedious as you would think) get bids for hardware, and send a proposal. If they bite (and they almost always do) I call my friends, we all go in to a place and string cable and slap machines together, program some stuff, and then collect a 10,000 dollar or greater check.
Look. There is never going to be LESS use for computer networks than there is right now. What I mean is: Computer networking is just going to become more and more useful. It’s plenty useful (and lucrative) now, but it will just continue to be more useful. There are vast swaths of the earth that don;t have broadband.. That won’t be true in 25 years.
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