Time period to take certifications

neo468neo468 Member Posts: 123
Hey guys I'm trying to get an idea how long it will take to get through some certifications. I am working full time 8 to 5 so I will be doing the certs in the evenings. I am planning on taking: security+, mcsa, ccnp.

Any ideas?
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  • 2lazybutsmart2lazybutsmart Member Posts: 1,119
    Security+ is only one exam; the others have more than one exam required. But generally, CompTIA and Microsoft exams should take you 2-3 months a piece. Cisco is a whole different story. You need a CCNA before you attempt any of the four difficult exams to get a CCNP.

    So, give Sec+ 3 months, and each MS exam 2 months. Then the Cisco pak......give that a year and a half. 3 X 5 = 15 months, that's a little over a year.

    Anywayz, there is no arithmetic cast in stone; it will all depend on how much time you have and how well you learn your material

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