Best IT Certifications

What certification is on this list that you wish you had but haven't gotten around to getting it yet? 

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It all depends on what area you are working in. I first started working on the help desk, so, of course, I needed A+. Now I am in the server room and I am working on my Server+ then my MCITP. But, there was a little catch in there, I also work for the DOD, and they mandated that to work in the IT field, you needed you have, at a minimum A+, Security+, and one in the field you work in. So I had to put Server+ on the back burner and get Security+ before the due date that they set. Now that I have that, I will be taking my Server+ next month. Since then, I have been assigned new taskers, so, I need to look at the path of which certs to get next. I am going to SAN boot Camp in August, so, I should walk out of there with a couple, but then I will also be working on SSCP because of the security portion that I work on here.

So, as the job changes, so do the paths.

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  • jinteik
    cissp if i can by this year or next year
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  • CompleteITProfessional
    Personally aiming to get the PMP but that's a few years away. Currently studing for Oracle SQL Expert and maybe some other database ones after that! I also run a website that gives tips to people on how to become better IT professionals -
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  • James Murray
    When certifications were invented it was still possible to be the central authority of the network.  Now networks are so complex that you have to pick and choose your certifications carefully.Certifications on a technology like A+, Cisco or Windows certifications mean you will be making your money by specializing on a specific technology. Certifications in process implimentation PMP, ITIL, Sigma 6 are all managerial types of certification that don't nescessarily integrate well with technology certifications.If you are getting certifications just to make more money, you will always be trying to catch up with the guys that are getting the certifications because they love what they do.I would be looking at job descriptions today for the jobs you want in 5 and 10 years.  What certification and education requirements are they asking for.  Thats what I would be looking for.  More advice, degrees always trump certifications.  Technology always changes.  Legacy certifications are interesting, but degrees never fade.
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