Disclaimer: Sorry if this is OT, couldn't see another forum to put it in.
This thread is aimed mostly at people that have been in the Network Engineering field for sometime.
I have an IT background, mostly in Tech Support and Administration for ISPs. I'm currently working on my CCENT, with an expected complete time of less than 1 month, and the CCNA within 6 weeks of that. I'm going for the CCDA next, but I don't have an estimated commit time for that yet. Ok, enough about me.
My question is this. What type of job role should I be looking for, once I get my certifications?
When I get back stateside, I planned on contacting all the Cisco Gold Partners in the area, submitting my CV (Resume). However, I'm not sure if that's necessarily the best route (excuse the pun) to go. My goal is to build real world network engineering skills at the CCNA level, before I start pursuing my CCNP. Ideally, I'd love to have a job working with or for CCIE(s). For me, getting heavy into Cisco, is somewhat (but not entirely) of a transfer from working with Servers, and I'm not really clear on what types of jobs would be best in line with my goals. A Tech Support job for Cisco would be great huh? Lol =)
I'd appreciate any insight you could share with me, as I'd like to start exploring my options before I finish my certs.