I have been in the IT industry for 15+ years. In the beginning, I decided while I was in college to get my MCSE and CCNA. I knew I needed these to get started. I was the youngest person in the class when I took a couple of MCSE courses. I was in my teens when I got my NT4.0 MCSE. This exam was HOT, and I met people making 100k+ with their MCSE and experience. I also got my CCNA around the same time. For a while, I was doing both Microsoft and Cisco work. I ended up getting my MCSE 2003 and CCNP along with the Cisco Specialist Firewall and VPN cert years later. I started to do more and more Cisco work and loved it. I’ve been a Network Architect while working in the IT industry for over 20+ years and want to share my thoughts and experiences.