Tell me about your certifications
A+: Solidified my understanding of the inner-workings of the computer, very basic networking/OS concepts. Was mostly troubleshooting, I think one test entirely was troubleshooting.
Network+: Gave me a wide [but shallow] general knowledgebase about networking concepts. Things like the purpose of firewalls, how they work, a little bit of security (IDS/IPS), types of encryption, physical technologies. How TCP/IP works, various protocols, NATing.