I work as a NOC/Helpdesk technician. My work involves basic windows and IPT administration. I managed to get a couple of certifications from cisco like the CCNA, CCNP and CCNA Security. I've been reading ASA and completed CVoice. I don't have much hands on experience though. I was wondering what could be right step in my career. I know the real world is a lot more different when compared to the books. What roles would be challenging but doable? If you are aware of any books that bridge the gap between the cisco books and the real world, that would be awesome!