Just passed. question about next step

Techguru365Techguru365 Senior MemberMember Posts: 131 ■■■□□□□□□□
I just passed my network + exam today. Most confusing aspect were some of the Sims. I see that the general progression is to do the security+ next, however i have been looking at the CIW foundation and I think I could easily acquire that certification. Would That certificate add any weight to my CV? I would still pursue the Security+, but would do the CIW next.

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  • no!all!no!all! Senior Member Member Posts: 245 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I would say it depends on what path you want to take. I would guess that the Security+ is probably more recognized than CIW, but that's just my two cents..
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  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,684 ■■■■■■■■□□
    There is really no demand for the CIW certs. Your time would be better spent working on other certs, such as Sec+, CCNA, MCSA, etc. I would suggest tailoring your next cert study to what will either enhance/support your current position, or one that enhances/supports your next job goal.
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  • Techguru365Techguru365 Senior Member Member Posts: 131 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks, Those are valid point.I am currently unemployed. trying to get back into the IT field after a 5 year hiatus.(pc repairs). When I was doing pc repairs, I had no certifications, everything was self taught. so right now I am basically at the stage of a Noob trying to get into the IT field.
  • SharkDiverSharkDiver Senior Member Member Posts: 844
    Congratulations!!!
    Go for Security+ or CCNA next.
  • Techguru365Techguru365 Senior Member Member Posts: 131 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks. I Think i will do that. I guess a few strong certs are better than a bunch that no one values
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!!

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