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    courses recommend taking to become a network manager

    I am 24 with a high passion for it and new technology I am currently working as a it technician working over two sites due this I have been taking on a large amount of my network managers responsibility's as there is a lot that our network manager is expected to do and have been told many times from network manager that I show grate understanding and ability for the responsibility that has been entrust in me so I am currently looking at courses to take to get the relevant qualifications.

    would be most grateful if any network managers,head of it,it trainers could recommend the best qualifications to take

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    Baseline for Network Manager (based on my experience)

    Essential

    Comptia A+
    Comptia N+
    Comptia Security+
    FITS or ITIL

    Desirable

    CCNA
    CCNP
    MCITP (Both Server Engineer and Desktop Engineer)

    Also a Degree in Computer Science (or an associated field) really helps

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    Honestly I haven't got any IT qualifications (yet!) and have made it to Network Manager. A lot of experience, self learning and an honest desire to work hard to help the staff and students can make up for a lack of paper qualifications

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    To be honest, cert requirements are something that will change from school to school, and potentially area of the country.
    When I first became a Network Manager I had no certification at all, only experience. When I have advertised / interviewed for Network Managers I have heavily favoured experience and versitility over a list full of certifications.

    To answer the question you asked - any of the above suggested courses are great ones to look in to. The only extra thing I would add is, don't get hung up on them - if you are doing the work, experienced and have great feedback from potential references why not try your luck applying for roles ahead of passing certs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd20075 View Post


    would be most grateful if any network managers,head of it,it trainers could recommend the best qualifications to take

    jd20075
    You need an A* in common sense and a masters degree in patience the rest comes with experience...

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