No worries. These days it's becoming more of a requirement to know things like Python and similar. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is bringing a lot of coding to the networking realm. A good example is Cisco ACI (application centric infrastructure) where you can control various aspects of your networking gear via script or API. I think there's even an ACI toolkit provided that's all written in Python.
Personally I'd go with whatever is more interesting to you. It also doesn't have to be a black and white decision, you will have a lot more value if you develop both skill sets. It's also pretty common to reach a certain level of competence with a technology and realize that maybe you aren't so enthusiastic about it anymore.
I find R&S these days to be a pretty large snorefest. I used to think the same about VoIP but now I find myself trying to get back into a role that implements VoIP/wireless/sec.
I know a couple voip guys in Alcatel Lucent- thru PM's website-
they tend to do a lot of bash scripting and PBX or Voip stuff,
they even have their own tests but im sure you are well aware of that in some capacity.
I started python for mainly 2 reasons-
I thought it would upgrade my current career- like i could put myself as a ++ or something.
and also maybe it would make other coding languages a lot easier to comprehend and it did.
Might i ask what is R&S? <-- routing and switching lol
I earned my Network+ a few years ago. I read the Official Study Guide by Todd Lammle. He's not only funny, he's an excellent technical writer. I didn't need the book to pass the test, but it was nice to know what was going to be on there before I went into the room.
My forte is, of course, wireless networking. Any questions about that, just let me know
I actually have the Net+ 006 book in front of me i missed the 005 window- and have to start all over again but thats ok. ALso own the MM book but i havent gotten past like chapter 3, its really informative but its not for like long reading sessions
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