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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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closed as not constructive by Chris S Feb 8 '12 at 0:16

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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.

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