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I'm interested in learning network design to the point where I can apply for a job with it and my more general experience of computers and networking (I'm quite experienced - 20 years in the industry).

Is the best way to take a certification course, if so which one is most well regarded by employers?

There's: Cisco, CompTIA, and I guess Microsoft, any others?

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cisco.com/web/learning/le3/… Just pick any of the ones under 'Expert' or 'Professional' or the Cisco Certified Architect. Many of these positions warrant over $100k/year wages. However, they also have stringent and expensive certification processes. –  Nitrodist Jun 30 '10 at 4:45
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Cisco is the way to go for network design. I've ran through the CCNA and CCNP and its very worthwhile and provides a very good insight into how the "Internet Works". If you are looking for Windows Network design look into obviously the Microsoft ones, such as AD design etc.

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Agreed, the Cisco CCNA and then CCNP are a good path for this. –  William Jun 30 '10 at 9:19
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