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What to do after CCNA?
Hi everybody

I got my CCNA certification last week after several months' hard study.  The problem facing me now is that I'm not really sure where to go next.  I have absolutely no IT experience -- I only decided to become CCNA-certified because a friend told me that it would get me a decent salary.  I've been unemployed for many years.  What do people think I ought to do?  Should I learn more about Windows, Linux, Unix, etc., or go for CCNP?  Would employers be likely to hire somebody solely on the basis of the applicant's certification?

These are sincere questions, and I appreciate any and all sincere answers.  Thank you.
I would go for CCNP. I don't think that there are many unemployed people with that certification. Good luck!
Honestly, all the engineers that I know got several job offers a day after posting their CCNA verification # on Inde3d. The CCNA is difficult on purpose because they only want the best. Many companies will pay for your CCNP fee. It can't hurt to post your certifications/resume on a career site. YES, employers will definitely hire a CCNA-certified person (even with no IT experience). They will ask screener questions to make sure you KNOW your stuff, if you passed your CCNA then you know your stuff. 

*Based on my experiences only.
I just want to suggest to go for ccnp certification. Also check out the exam cram notes for ccnp certification at

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