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Pretty cool cert planning chart

KyrakKyrak Member Posts: 143 ■■■□□□□□□□
I'm not sure if this has been posted here before, but I just came across this chart that might be helpful to some folks when planning out your cert choices.

https://certification.comptia.org/docs/default-source/downloadablefiles/it-certification-roadmap.pdf?sfvrsn=2

I thought it looked pretty good, although not everything is listed such as CCNA Security under the security track.
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    danny069danny069 Member Posts: 1,025 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Very kool roadmap, thanks for sharing!
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    jeremywatts2005jeremywatts2005 Member Posts: 347 ■■■■□□□□□□
    This is just what I was sitting down to look for. My company is now allowing us to use tuition assistance for certification training courses. I have a lifetime max of 30k now to spend on certs since I already have two Masters degrees and you better believe I am using every dime and then some.
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    EnderWigginEnderWiggin Member Posts: 551 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I definitely disagree with a few of those placements, but overall, pretty cool. It's nice to see an organization that isn't afraid to rank others' certs above their own.
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    TechGromitTechGromit Member Posts: 2,156 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I agree, I mean I agree with you. A Security+ isn't on the same level as a GSEC or GCIH,

    The DOD Approved Baseline certification chart lists Security+ as IAM Level 1, GSEC as IAT Level II and the GCIH the IAT Level III.
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    networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    I'd have to say fairly useless as usual when they put these out.
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    Pmorgan2Pmorgan2 Member Posts: 116 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Anyone find or make an IT Roadmap that is a little more accurate / less biased / robust? I don't have enough experience to make one myself.
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    LuieLuie Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Google, HP, IBM, and SalesForce - yet not a single one of the Juniper certs.
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    EnderWigginEnderWiggin Member Posts: 551 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'd have to say fairly useless as usual when they put these out.
    It's certainly useless for the seasoned professionals that have been around block a few times, but for those that are new to the game, wondering where to start, and curious as to what could be down the line, this is a nice little tool for answering those questions.
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    BuzzSawBuzzSaw Member Posts: 259 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks for sharing this. Great list

    I wonder where on this list they would land something like eCPPT or OSCP - I know where I would personally place it . .
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    OctalDumpOctalDump Member Posts: 1,722
    Pmorgan2 wrote: »
    Anyone find or make an IT Roadmap that is a little more accurate / less biased / robust? I don't have enough experience to make one myself.

    Any of these roadmaps aren't going to be beyond criticism. The problem that they will all have is the apples and oranges comparisons that they need to make to be useful.

    Within any program, it's usually fairly easy to see the tracks. So, something like CCENT -> CCNA -> CCNP -> CCIE -> CCAr. Or MCP -> MCSA -> MCSE. But to say, for example, that RHCE is the same level as LPIC-2, or even that VCP is the same level as MCSA, can get controversial. However, most of us are comfortable to say that CCIE is better than MCSA or that CISSP is better than Security+. So some hierarchy is definitely there.

    This is a pretty good attempt for what it is. It gives a broad overview for people not familiar enough with all the various paths. It gives someone new to IT an idea of what a path might be. Or to someone hiring, roughly how different things compare.

    Once you are actually in this, and making the decisions yourself, you are usually just concerned with one or two tracks, and just the next one or two steps. You wouldn't use any of these roadmaps to map out your career years in advance.
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    _root_root Banned Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    This is just what I was sitting down to look for. My company is now allowing us to use tuition assistance for certification training courses. I have a lifetime max of 30k now to spend on certs since I already have two Masters degrees and you better believe I am using every dime and then some.

    Wow! Would pretty much get every cert under the sun if I had that 30k
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    zesty2016zesty2016 Member Posts: 23 ■□□□□□□□□□
    It is a good list but it is limited. I noticed that the OSCP isn't on the Infosec roadmap & it got me to wondering if these are just the courses that you can buy through CompTIA? Not really criticisng as I do think lots of people will find it useful
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,053 Admin
    The OSCP is a highly specialized InfoSec cert that only a very small number of IT people worldwide would ever need for their job.

    Also, it looks like this chart only contains certs from the CompTIA business partners listed on the second page. It may be that Offensive Security does not have a business partner relationship with CompTIA, so none of its certs appear on this CompTIA chart.
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    OctalDumpOctalDump Member Posts: 1,722
    zesty2016 wrote: »
    It is a good list but it is limited. I noticed that the OSCP isn't on the Infosec roadmap & it got me to wondering if these are just the courses that you can buy through CompTIA? Not really criticisng as I do think lots of people will find it useful

    AS JDMurray says, it appears to be limited to CompTIA partners. Which isn't terrible since they do include major players like Cisco and Microsoft. Realistically, they couldn't include every major certification without it turning into a huge mess, so need to draw a line somewhere.

    Don't expect any of these charts/roadmaps to be comprehensive, only to give a broad overview.
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    TechGromitTechGromit Member Posts: 2,156 ■■■■■■■■■□
    _root wrote: »
    Wow! Would pretty much get every cert under the sun if I had that 30k

    Some of them are a lot more expensive they you realize. If you could pass every available SANS certification, at $1,149 each, 26 certifications would cost you $29,874, every available Cisco certification (8 of them) would cost you $5,850, 15 Comptia Certifications $3,875, 8 certifications from (ISC)2 $3,663, and 160 Microsoft Certifications, $150 each is $24,000.
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    godfather1930godfather1930 Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for sharing! For someone who doesn't have any cert, that is just starting in the IT field, the road-map is really helpful!
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    zesty2016zesty2016 Member Posts: 23 ■□□□□□□□□□
    OctalDump wrote: »
    AS JDMurray says, it appears to be limited to CompTIA partners. Which isn't terrible since they do include major players like Cisco and Microsoft. Realistically, they couldn't include every major certification without it turning into a huge mess, so need to draw a line somewhere.

    Don't expect any of these charts/roadmaps to be comprehensive, only to give a broad overview.

    I think I agree with that. My point is that if someone were thinking of following one of them religiously they should be aware of those facts.
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    khaledit2015khaledit2015 Member Posts: 42 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I agree it is not fair there a lot of Cert must be there in road map I think it Personal endeavor :D more for CompTIA like this way of planning
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    ming746ming746 Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Very nice chart. I'm currently right in the middle. Oddly enough a chart such as this provides even more motivation to get to the next step.

    Thanks for posting
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,053 Admin
    I agree on the positive motivational aspect of the chart. It's good to have a plan! :D
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