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IT certs

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Nuhuh, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Nuhuh

    Nuhuh Dastardly Shadow Admin Retired Staff

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    Yo,

    So my certs A+/Net+ are a decade old almost. I've mostly gotten jobs based on years of tech experience more than formal education, but I'm looking to get out of my current position.

    Wanted to know from the techies out there what's hot right now or what's relevant?

    I was thinking of renewing my Net+ and look into Security+.

    I don't know if the base CCNA or w/e the initial MS cert these days are worth it or not.

    Anyway, comments? Observations?
     
  2. Johnny Farrar

    Johnny Farrar High Inquisitor

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    There are tons of certifications available these days. The question is what area do you want to work in. Database management, Networking, System Administration, etc.
     
  3. Nuhuh

    Nuhuh Dastardly Shadow Admin Retired Staff

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    I know there are tons, but not all are worth the time or relevant.

    But to answer your q: networking/security. That's what I do currently.
     
  4. Johnny Farrar

    Johnny Farrar High Inquisitor

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    CCIE leads the pack in terms networking certifications. You also have the choice of choosing your specialization (tracks) and you can go for network security. It is a difficult examination to crack though. Read very difficult. If you are not sure about that Cisco offers plenty of other certifications that you can consider. CCNA, CCNP etc.

    There are other hot certifications that will augment your expertise. RHCE is a good option, if you are interested in system administration. Even if system administration is not your desired work domain, it will still boost your CV. RHCSS (security specialist) is a good one to consider if you have cleared your RHCE.
     
  5. Agent

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    Reviving this old from the dead.

    Currently working on the CCNA. I tried to get it before the new spec releases next month but realised I was cramming knowledge without fully understanding it. I might have passed the test but I wouldn't have been able to use the skills in a job.

    Now I've got three years to pass it though I aim to be done by the end of the year and I figure I could do it by June if I'm determined.

    After CCNA, I'm gonna go for the Linux+ or the RHCSA Cert. I have more experience with Linux systems so I shouldn't need too long with those certs.