What’s a valuable certification to have these days?

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Back when I was starting in the IT field, I went for my CCNA as well as MCSA and A+.  Since I haven't been activiely look at certifications, I'm curious to see what the current certification trend is. What is currently the most sought after cert?

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You could continue on with the CCIE. I think that there only 20,000+ of people who have this certification on earth. 17k CCIE routing & switching, while the other 3000+ in different fields.

That depends on what you want to do. If you want to be a Cisco Engineer then stick with the Cisco track. If you want to work with Microsoft products then you’ll need to look at the MCTS and MCITP certifications. If you want to work with Linux then you’ll want to look at certs for the flavor of Linux that you want to work with.

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  • Englishguy
    You could continue on with the CCIE. I think that there only a few thousand of people who have this certification.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    go for CISA, CISM, CISP or PMP
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  • Bill1313
    Totally depends on where you're working in IT and what you're doing!! Here is some valuable intelligence that will help you figure out the top cert for you (e.g., highest paying, most in demand, most growth in pay, etc.) from research in 2000 employers, 99,400 IT workers: http://tinyurl.com/28pr4hn
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  • thongtarget21
    [...] One question that never seems to get off of people’s minds is what certifications are valuable to have at the moment. Sulaiman, Mr. Denny, Englishguy, Jaideepkhanduja, and Bill 1313 gave some great advice and [...]
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  • jinteik
    head on till your done with your CCIE. With CCIE you can too get more pay..
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