If you could only get one certification what would it be?

N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
Your title and what certification would it be? I ask because I feel that sometimes the approach on this forum is to get a ton of certifications, and while that may very well work for some others might get overwhelmed. So I thought this would be a good way to see what one certification you would get also posting your title. I appreciate your inputRemember only one certification and your title please. Thanks

Title: Business Analyst (Database)

Certification: MCSE BI

Just an FYI not really sure this is the best I could come up with.

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  • dsgmdsgm Posts: 228Member
    Im currently a NOC tech but in the future i want to be a Network Engineer with knowledge in Data Center

    So if i could get one cert it would be the CCIE R/S


    so i also want the CCIE/DC :)
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb They are watching you Posts: 3,261Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Well a CCIE will probably be the most profitable cert

    But I think something like OSEE, Offensive Security Exploitation Expert, would be more interesting so I'll go with that one.

    My current title is Systems Support Analyst (a JOAT role), but plan on moving towards Security.
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  • CyberscumCyberscum Posts: 784Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    OSEE would be my pick.
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,153Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I second OSEE!
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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,779Mod Mod
    Add me for the OSEE.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    VCDX.

    Architect title of some sort though Senior Performance Engineer sounds better for all the right reasons!
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  • quickman007quickman007 Posts: 195Member
    Cisco Certified Architect
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,776Mod Mod
    Is it cheating if I say GSE, given that it has multiple GIAC certs as prerequisites?

    Title: InfoSec Engineer
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Assuming N2 is referring to certs w/out lower level cert, then VCP. Easiest way to 6 figures in IT.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
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  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT GXPN GPEN GWAPT GCFE GCIH GSEC eJPT Sec+ Posts: 1,207Member ■■■■■■■■□□
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  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    dave330i wrote: »
    Assuming N2 is referring to certs w/out lower level cert, then VCP. Easiest way to 6 figures in IT.

    Dave people would best be served listening to you. JMHO
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,779Mod Mod
    dave330i wrote: »
    Assuming N2 is referring to certs w/out lower level cert, then VCP. Easiest way to 6 figures in IT.

    Interesting.....I've always looked at the VCP-Cloud, but I don't have the experience to use a VCP to get that kind of income, and I'll be darned if I'm taking a step down in my current pay to get the experience.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • CyberscumCyberscum Posts: 784Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    dave330i wrote: »
    Assuming N2 is referring to certs w/out lower level cert, then VCP. Easiest way to 6 figures in IT.

    Highly doubt anyone would get 100k income with VCP and no exp.
  • alias454alias454 Posts: 648Member
    I don't know what certification would go with it but I would be interesting to work in some kind of high level UI/UX design role. I absolutely hate poorly designed or misleading user interfaces (maybe that's why I like the CLI...it's simple and not misleading). I guess it would be part psychology, part technical, part design, and of course part BS ;).

    As far as more realistic entry level certs, I would go with the CCNA because it gives you a solid foundation to grow a career on. It is more important to understand the fundamentals, which you can then use as a basis to gain more experience.

    Regards,
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  • MooseboostMooseboost Senior Member Posts: 773Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    If I could only do one path, I would go with CCIE: R&S.
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  • Mike-MikeMike-Mike Posts: 1,860Member
    alias454 wrote: »
    I would go with the CCNA because it gives you a solid foundation to grow a career on.


    Of all my education and certs, I always say the CCNA is the most beneficial
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  • 10Linefigure10Linefigure CCNP R&S, Security+ USAPosts: 368Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I would say CCIE R&S. It's just top dog for networking - IMHO.
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  • GreaterNinjaGreaterNinja Posts: 271Member
    I'd do CCIE R&S

    2nd choice: VCDX-DCV

    3rd choice: CISSP+(or higher level) cert.

    4th choice: RHCSA/RHCSE

    5th choice: MCSA/MCSE

    In perspective, networking technology is the most consistent and it changes typically the least in comparison to security, virtualization, other systems, etc.
  • Snow.brosSnow.bros Posts: 832Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I would love to have the CCNP:Wireless certification if time permits. I don't know if this title is valid but I would like to be titled Wireless Network Engineer.

    I have a couple more but we only allowed to mention one.
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Cyberscum wrote: »
    Highly doubt anyone would get 100k income with VCP and no exp.

    18 months experience required.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
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  • alias454alias454 Posts: 648Member
    dave330i wrote: »
    18 months experience required.

    Where do I sign up?
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  • colemiccolemic Posts: 1,568Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Title: CISO/CSO

    Cert: CRISC or PMP.

    I know supposed to only be one but I am feeling feisty today. :)
    Working on: CCSP, definitely, maybe. On the twitters: @mcole1008
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  • EdificerEdificer Posts: 185Member
    CCIE Security

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  • olaHaloolaHalo Posts: 748Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    VCP, CCIE, or CISSP
  • SimridSimrid Posts: 327Member
    CCIE SP or CCIE Collab
    Network Engineer | London, UK | Currently working on: CCIE Routing & Switching

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  • Judderman88Judderman88 Posts: 56Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Since my next target is MCSA: Server 2012, I guess that’s my one certification as things stand. I’d love to do the 74-409 and will use that as an elective for the MCSA. I keep toying with doing ITIL Foundation just for some exposure and experience. I’ve also considered doing the 70-689 for MCSA: Windows 8 but since I don’t use it or have it in the workplace and am highly unlikely to deploy it, I think my efforts could be better focused elsewhere

  • jcp1856jcp1856 Posts: 51Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    MCM, if it still existed.
  • JasionoJasiono Posts: 895Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Ethical Hacking

    Job Title: Pen Tester


    Current job title: Software tester

    Do I like testing software? Yes, most definitely.

    My dream job would be testing the security that organizations implement, both physically and logically. I want to be that guy that uses everything possible to take down the organization, gain access (both physically and virtually) to places I should have no access to. It's like being a ninja.


    Then again, I think I'm not capable of learning the body of knowledge required for this job so there are many times where I just give up pursuing it.
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