Help me set my goals for 2015

orcwarorcwar Member Posts: 16 ■■■□□□□□□□
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to everyone.

I have a bit of an unusual request - I am building my new year's resolution list for 2015 - And one of them is to answer an exam every month.
It might seem over a top but being in the IT industry for the last 15 years - I seem to have covered some of the important exams and am looking to challenge myself next year.
So before you start sending suggestions - Here are the certifications I have completed - and boy do they show my age!

MCSE NT4 / 2000 /2008 /2012 ,MCSA MCDST
Security+ , Project + Cloud+ SAN+
HP Accredited Integration Specialist
ITIL Foundations
CISA (answered this month - hopefully I pass)

Next Year I am targeting:

June : CISM


I have finished the TOGAF Foundation training and have a voucher which I should use in JAN.

The company might be sending me for either CISSP-ISSAP or ISSEP but that's not a done deal.

So 12 Exams - 12 Months - Care to help me out ?

Thanks for reading


  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    CCNP? 3 exams that will take up a quarter of the year and it's a legit tech certification.
  • XavorXavor Member Posts: 161
    What do you do now, and what do you want to do in a few years? Sounds like you're in a management/security role so work on something to strengthen that. I don't know if there are well regarded auditing certifications or not.

    Do you have an advanced degree such as a Masters?
  • orcwarorcwar Member Posts: 16 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Yes , I am in a management role and am looking to make myself more marketable to future proof my career.
    With regards to the Masters I am currently looking at Heriot Watt for an MBA . Would love to join WGU but since I am not an American citizen I cannot get in.

    Exam options added:

    Jan: TOGAF Foundation
    Feb: Scrum Master
    May: Certificate of Cloud Security
    June : CISM
    Dec : CRISC or CGEIT
  • philz1982philz1982 Member Posts: 978
    A MBA MSIS combo would be valuable. Agile is solid as is ITL. Are you on the software, enterprise, or professional services side? What size company do you want to work for or do you want to own your own company?
  • orcwarorcwar Member Posts: 16 ■■■□□□□□□□
    For Agile - I guess it would be either PMI-ACP or SCRUM Master.
    I am on the enterprise side providing professional services - basically providing outsourced end to end IT services. I am looking to work with an enterprise company and perhaps one day even own my own outsourced services provider.
  • coralreefguycoralreefguy Member Posts: 98 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Updated my signature...completed 2 microsoft exams and 2 cisco exams this year but also worked 3 jobs (10 months in a role smack in the middle) and moved between 2 different houses so it's been a veeeeery busy year.

    I plan on finishing up my CCNA: Security, my BS - IT Security @ WGU and then starting to knock out the exams for my MCSA:Server2012. From there I'll decide if I want to ramp out the full MCSE:Server Infrastructure or move over to VMware. Depends on how bored I get with Microsoft after the first three exams.

    It's a lot to do, and a lofty goal, but my roadmap is laid out! It'll most likely pour into 2016.
    System Administrator / DevOps guy

    2015 passed: CCNA R/S, CCNA Sec, Project+, VCP5-DCV
    2016 goals: MCSE Server 2012; continue to use/learn more Chef w/Ruby and Powershell on Azure
  • omi2123omi2123 Member Posts: 189
    get a big bag of pop corn & 20 boxes of pop tarts, subscribe to Netflix & binge watch SOA all the seasons & House of cards as well.
  • orcwarorcwar Member Posts: 16 ■■■□□□□□□□
    other certs that I am looking at:
    CCBA (CCBA Certification - IIBA | International Institute of Business Analysis)

    Does anyone have any experience with the CCBA?
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