Certification goals for 2016

MrAgentMrAgent Posts: 1,305Member ■■■■■■■□□□
Its that time of year again. I didn't see a thread created, so I figured I would go ahead and get one started.

Link to 2015 thread
http://www.techexams.net/forums/general-certification/105551-certifications-goals-2015-a.html

I've decided I don't know enough about networking and I want to also improve my overall security knowledge.
So I think I am going to work on CCENT/CCNA as well as the CISSP.

What's everyone else's goals for 2016?
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  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Posts: 1,899Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    SSCP
    Linux+/LPIC1
    RHCSA
    eJPT
    CCENT (renew)
    TORFL - A2
    Booya!!
    WIP : | CISSP [2018] | CISA [2018] | CAPM [2018] | eCPPT [2018] | CRISC [2019] | TORFL (TRKI) B1 | Learning: | Russian | Farsi |
    *****You can fail a test a bunch of times but what matters is that if you fail to give up or not*****
  • danny069danny069 Posts: 1,025Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    If I don't have the chance to take the CCNA this year with chaotic December filled with finals and the holidays my list for 2016 goes like this:

    CCNA
    CEH
    CISSP
    CISM
    I am a Jack of all trades, Master of None
  • LexluetharLexluethar Posts: 516Member
    Upgrade MCSA 2008 to 2012
    VCP 5.5 if i don't pass next week
  • 636-555-3226636-555-3226 Posts: 976Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Figured I'd go down the rabbit hole at the end of the audit path this year.

    GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)

    ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,832Mod Mod
    So far I'm only committed to EnCe by March. My yearly SANS cert may be GMON, GCFA, or GCIA. I just missed an on-site training and examination my employer had for CCSP so if that comes up in 2016 I will also add it to my list.
  • wd40wd40 CISA, eJPT, MCP, MCTS, CompTIA x 6 Posts: 988Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    My plan for next year:

    Finish my BS in IT from the Open University (June).
    eWPT (I paid for it already).
    ITIL Foundation.
    CobIT 5 Foundation [Maybe].
  • ChitownjediChitownjedi Chasing down my dreams. Posts: 577Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Going to Step it up:

    CCNP (Switch|T-Shoot)
    CEH
    OSCP
  • tahjzhuantahjzhuan Posts: 274Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Linux+
    CASP
    CEH
  • gespensterngespenstern Posts: 1,243Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    CCNA (don't care, but it's a part of WGU BS program and I'm that dumb as I don't have a BS in my 40s), MCSE:Private Cloud (2 exams left), CCSP (ISC2). Maybe ISSEP and GREM (the only GIAC cert I care about) if I manage...
  • jasonperry10jasonperry10 Posts: 59Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    CEH
    CCNA
    LINUX+
    probably in that order.
  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Posts: 1,539Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    The plan:
    CCNP:R&S
    CCNP:Security

    However this could change as I always keep myself open to job changes in between certifications...just in case.
  • vanillagorilla3vanillagorilla3 Member Posts: 79Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Finish the MCSA 2012...have the 70-411 scheduled for next week.
    RHCSA
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 4,009Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I don't have too many certification goals or plans. My main career goal is starting my M.S. Information Technology - Management degree and hopefully finishing it within a year or a strong majority of it. If time permits maybe look into ITIL/PMP or Microsoft certs again possibly. icon_lol.gif
    *Associate's of Applied Sciences degree in Information Technology-Network Systems Administration
    *Bachelor's of Science: Information Technology - Security, Master's of Science: Information Technology - Management
    Matthew 6:33 - "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."

    Certs/Business Licenses In Progress: AWS Solutions Architect, GCP Architect, Series 6, Series 63
  • MagmadragoonMagmadragoon Posts: 172Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I am looking to get my AWS Certifications out the way since now my work will pay for it.

    AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
    AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    AWS Certified Developer Associate
    AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
    AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
  • kMastaFlashkMastaFlash GXPN,GWAPT,GPEN,GCIH,GNFA ++ Posts: 1,020Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I only have 2 goals set for 2016:
    CCNA Security
    CISSP
    2019: CCNA Security,CTIA,JNCDA,GREM
    2020: CISSP,CWNA,CWSP,CWDP,CBP,(Blockchain Training Alliance Certifications)
    2021: LPIC-2,eLearnSecurity Courses
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    CCNA: R&S - if I don't pass this month
    VCP6-DCV


    Then either:

    CCNP R&S
    or
    VCIX
    or
    MCSA 2016
  • tmcgtmcg Posts: 127Banned
    Linux+ then CEH I would be happy with in 2016.
  • IaHawkIaHawk Posts: 188Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    CISSP - Feb/Mar
    GCIH - July/Aug
    ???? - Nov/Dec

    I may take a break after the GCIH but I would like to strengthen my Linux and programming/scripting skills (python). I don't think I need a certification for this, just an area I would like to improve on.
  • nascar_paulnascar_paul Posts: 287Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    MCITP: Virtualization (70-409)
    MCSA 2012 (70-411 Scheduled for next month)

    VCP5-DCV
    Linux+
    Sec+
    2017 Goals: 70-411 [X], 74-409 [X], 70-533 [X], VCP5-DCV [], LX0-103 [], LX0-104 []
    "I PLAN to fail!" - No One Ever
  • Robertf969Robertf969 Posts: 190Member
    CEH
    CISA (maybe)
    CCNA (if i have time)
  • E Double UE Double U Posts: 1,555Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I'm considering:

    CISSP-ISSAP
    GCIA or GPEN
    CEH
    Alphabet soup: CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, GPEN, GCIA, GCIH, GCCC, CEH, etc

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • shyguyITshyguyIT Posts: 380Member
    It's been a while since my last cert
    CCNP R&S
    2017 Goals:
    Route[X], Switch [], TSHOOT[]
  • markulousmarkulous Posts: 2,389Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Right now it's:
    VCP6-DTM (which I hope to have before Jan 1st)
    VCP6-DCV
    From there probably the CEH and maybe GCIH after that.
  • VeritiesVerities Posts: 1,162Member
  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    CL280 / RH413 to get my RedHat Certified Architect
    AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional (Failed yesterday) - 30 day cooling off period
    GMON if Work Study application is approved otherwise will recertify GCIH
    CCSP - ISC2 Certified Cloud Security Professional - Book only out late December / early January for us Pacific folks
    Any or all AWS certs that come up next year ( I know a few are going to be released )

    I have applied to begin a part time Master's In Information Management at a B&M University. Hoping to complete 5/10 courses next year.
    Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
    http://adarsh.amazonwebservices.ninja


  • OctalDumpOctalDump Posts: 1,722Member
    Looking at my list, anything I don't finish this year (MCSA Windows 2008, CASP, Cloud+) and

    CCNA R+S
    RHCE
    LPIC-2
    MCSA Windows 8
    MCSA Server 2012
    CCNA Wireless
    CWNA
    ACTC

    If I get ambitious then maybe one or more of:

    security
    CISSP
    CWSP
    OSCP

    database
    MySQL

    softskills
    ITIL Intermediate
    ITIL Expert
    Prince2 Practitioner

    infrastructure
    AWS
    CCNP
    MCSE (Server or Private Cloud)
    RHCVA
    LPIC-3
    VCP-Cloud
    VCAP
    2017 Goals - Something Cisco, Something Linux, Agile PM
  • FadakartelFadakartel Posts: 144Member
    My 2016 list:

    JNCIS-Sec
    CCSA-checkpoint
    CCNP SP
    CCDA
    CCDP

    Also learn MPLS better
  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Vcp6-dcv
    mcse
    ccnp
    rhcsa
    2018 AWS Solutions Architect - Associate (Apr) 2017 VCAP6-DCV Deploy (Oct) 2016 Storage+ (Jan)
    2015 Start WGU (Feb) Net+ (Feb) Sec+ (Mar) Project+ (Apr) Other WGU (Jun) CCENT (Jul) CCNA (Aug) CCNA Security (Aug) MCP 2012 (Sep) MCSA 2012 (Oct) Linux+ (Nov) Capstone/BS (Nov) VCP6-DCV (Dec) ITILF (Dec)
  • someperson49someperson49 MCSE:CP&I, MCSA:CP, O365, W7, VCP5, CCENT, ITIL-F, A+, N+, Server+, Cloud+, Storage+ Posts: 82Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    MCSA: Server 2012
    MCSA: Office 365
    CCNA: R&S
    VCP5-DCV
    Linux+
  • EdificerEdificer Posts: 185Member
    Edificer wrote: »
    2015 Goals:

    ICND2 - January/February
    CCNA - Security
    Review career/cert path.
    Make career/cert decisions.

    2016 Goals:
    SITCS
    SIMOS
    SISAS
    SENSS
    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ― Confucius
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