@FLM said in Filling the Network skill gaps:
I already have the CompTIA IT Fundamentals and A+ certs. Since I am already well along in pursuing my Net+, my question is (other than vendor specific knowledge) what critical technical skills may I be missing out on if I forgo studying the CCENT and MTA novice courses?
Most of the elements of what you would be missing are details and contexts in which you find the technology used. CompTIA ITF+, A+, and even Network+ are all good essential knowledge of technologies but very broad strokes.
So pursuing the CCENT and CompTIA's Network+ will have some redundancy. What you would miss with CCENT would be the details of particular technology devices, configuration basics and contexts. Put differently, working with networking technology at an entry level.
Microsoft and Azure Kung-fu master Mike has addressed the MTA side of things for you quite well.
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