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    Default CCNA Data Center, CCNA R&S first?

    Real quick easy question. I was just going over the CCNA Data Center exam topics and it covers a lot of material that's covered on the CCNA.

    I am thinking about changing my degree path from the Networking and Security to Systems Admin and Cloud Technologies at WGU.

    If I want to get into the data center material which path is going to align me with the closest path towards mastering data center technologies?
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
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    Per Cisco's certification path, you don't need any prerequisite certifications like CCENT or CCNA: R&S to go for the CCNA: DC...therefore you don't "need" to get the CCNA: R&S. With that being said, it might be difficult to get directly into a data center without experience, so going for CCNA: DC first might be a risk.

    I would probably do CCNA:R&S first so you can get some of the basic networking stuff down and that way you can be more diverse as far as credentials.
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    Ok, so stick to the networking path for now then branch off to Data center, maybe security will tie into this as well considering I have to accomplish that for WGU anyway
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
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