I'm seeking advice on what I should do to achieve the career I want.
I would ultimately like to work in designing/implementing the networking infrastructure of companies, including VoIP, etc. I want challenging work that won't bore me, and I want my job to involve working with other people.
I find the idea of having to renew Cisco/MS qualifications every 3 years (they expire) quite unappealing, but I wouldn't mind doing that if I know it's worth it. I would rather that sort of thing be something that I do while at a company to advance my career, than to go doing Cisco/MS exams before getting a job at all.
I'm happy to start at the bottom of the IT food chain, in a really basic Sys Admin role or something.
I think I could be quite content in a small business with more basic requirements for a while, but I would love to be implementing new technology at say a university or an ISP.
My current plan is to do Network Engineering at Vic. Good idea? Should I look at double degrees?
Any advice would be appreciated. I can't afford to waste this time with a wrong choice.
I have also posted this at the PC World forums: http://www.pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?p=719102