Take any job that involved what you want to do. I've seen folk try to "paper" their way into a job. But without apprentice work and working in the desired field many interviewers say "that's nice" when you show them the papers.
What is the fastest way to get into networking? I have general knowledge of networking and computer hardware but I'm not sure what direction to take. Should I go for computer science, Comptia A+, MCSE or CCNA? I live in the Seattle area by the way. Thank you