I was thinking about getting some certs. I'm unemployed right now and looking, and I was in IT as a tech then a net admin and I have over 10 years experience however the last 2 years I've been out of it. I was in between jobs and found a hookup as an electrician when I needed the money so I went with it and now I've been away from It for 2 years. Well, prospective employers seem to find a problem with this thinking that I am a little "rusty" at the IT stuff now. So I figured I'd go get me a new cert of some sort to show that I am up to date, and to help brush up on stuff I may have actually lost.
My question is this: What would be a better path to follow first? Cisco CCNA or Microsoft MCSA. Both are not the top end I know, but the thing is to get me a cert soon so I can use that to help get a job in IT agian. I can finish the rest of it after. I'b leaning toward CISCO right now because it can be done with only one or 2 tests passed and looks to be quicker. But I figure the MS will be more widely accepted yet it will take longer as I'd have to pass 4 tests!