How do you decide whether to go down the Microsoft or Linux route?
I just accepted a position in a company that uses nothing but linux machines. I've always played with the idea of learning Linux, and this gives me reason to further realize that idea. However, I originally was planning on going the MCITP route - regardless of whether 7 or Server 2008. Honestly, I intended to blitz through the certs so that I'd be able to put both MCITP and MCSA on my resume. (Sorta an immature goal, isn't it? haha)
Regardless of how my current conditions are, I'm curious as to what would cause one person to go one route or the other. Also how hard would it be well versed in BOTH? (And is there actually a reason to be?)
I'm interested in networking and want to eventually gravitate towards that section of the field. Should that affect one's decision?