I have 3.5 years of Network Administration experience in the defense industry. I am self taught, with no certifications yet. I have CCNA book wendel odom, INTRO/ICND, Sybex Book, bought the Boson router, and didnt download a cracked copy.
I have been exposed to Exchange 2003, Websense, Pix Firewalls, VPN Concentrators, Veritas, 9 server environment with a wan consisting of 6 offices.
I am 1-2 years away from a 4 yr degree in business, and I assume 3-4 months from attempting to take my CCNA cert.
In two years I will have 5.5-6 yrs of exp, and maybe even a CCNP by then, or higher , Ihave no way to gauge certification progress after CCNA.
Once this two years pass, and I am where I stated, what are salaries for that type of experience in your areas. Would like input from others around America, and possibly the world.