It depends on what the employer is looking for.
In my experience engineers who work in remote locations such as large mine sites are expected to have a range of skills in both technologies.
Smaller organisations are also often looking for engineers with both certs. They sometimes don't have the budget to hire a dedicated Cisco or Microsoft engineer.
I believe that Sean has said it well - for some employers it is desirable to have both skills. But speaking for myself - I have been a network engineer for quite a few years and I am certified in Cisco and not certified in Microsoft.
thanks for both of u , so i an studying ccnp switch and i am certified in ccna at this time should i go for MCITP too or no ?
Only you can answer because it depends what type of organization or work you want to do.
if you want to do system and network then going for a Microsoft or Linux cert in addition to Cisco should be beneficial to you.
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It will be a plus to learn some skills of other competency you interface directly. For example, in my work, I interface directly with server administrators. Luckily I managed Netware, Windows, and Unix before. So I know (for example) what's going on why file transfer between two hosts is slow - its not the network. We can find the root cause immediately and resolve it quickly.
If you work for a small business or. organisation, then it would be be beneficial for you to at least study client /server platforms be it Novell/Microsoft/hp etc.
I myself come from a systems admin background on Microsoft from dos up to 2k3 and fell into networking. Working my way through the the routing/switch tracks
In the past though my system admin background has dug me out of a few issues but I agree with rob that I don't think its necessary to have.
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