CompTIA Stackable certifications

PseudonymousPseudonymous NinjaPosts: 78Member ■■■□□□□□□□
I just got an email about this so I decided to log onto my portal and take a look. Apparently CompTIA has come out with something called "Stackable" certifications. They look like the pictures below. I don't really see the point personally in bundling them up into new names, but I guess it doesn't hurt.

https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/which-certification/stackable-certifications

Thoughts?

Certifications: A+, N+, S+, CCNA: CyberOps, eJPT, ITIL, etc.
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  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Posts: 483Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Well Hot Damn! I just became a security analytics expert!
    I'm not allowed to say what my previous occupation was, but let's just say it rhymes with architect.
  • yoba222yoba222 Posts: 1,057Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    There was talk of doing that some months back but then it never happened. I'm not going to use these titles personally as I already have enough buzz words in the titles of stuff in my resume.

    When I was a junior I would have appreciated something like this as a filler for my empty resume. I'm well into mid-level now and I find that more buzz words just make the resume cluttered and invokes a noisy message, ruining the impact.

    Less is more. This CompTIA thing is definitely more is more.
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  • trojintrojin Posts: 181Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Me Too :)

    [FONT=&quot]CompTIA Security Analytics Expert – CSAE
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    [FONT=&quot]CompTIA Security Analytics Professional – CSAP
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    [FONT=&quot]CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist – CSIS
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    [FONT=&quot]CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional – CNIP
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    [FONT=&quot]CompTIA IT Operations Specialist – CIOS

    To be frankly this type of certs consolidation seems useless [/FONT]
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  • boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 394Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think it's probably good for someone like me looking to break into the industry. I personally find that setting small goals such as achieving all 3 of these certifications really helps me carve out a more focused path.
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
  • cshkurucshkuru Posts: 232Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I would guess that they have done this to align stuff with the NIST NICE cybersecurity education stuff that has been coming out. Probably in a few weeks there will be a nice poster explaining how the stackable certifications map to all the categories in XXX jobs.
  • mgeoffriaumgeoffriau Posts: 162Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Count me as another who doesn't see the point. Feels a bit too RPG-inspired, like you have to collect all the certs to earn your badge or something.
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  • NOVA_USANOVA_USA Posts: 13Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    The only way this will catch on is if it's added to DOD 8570.

    Link below for your pleasure....................

    https://iase.disa.mil/iawip/Pages/iabaseline.aspx
  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,596Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Oh, great. Now I have six "more" certifications. This seems to me to be a way to make it easier for businesses to ask for certifications without having to list out numerous requirements. For instance, asking for a Linux Network Professional will prevent a hiring manager from having to say that they need Linux+ and Network+. It doesn't really streamline things but it is interesting, nonetheless.
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  • 636-555-3226636-555-3226 Posts: 976Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    resume-booster here i come!!
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ■■■■■□□□□□
    This is an awesome idea!! This just made my day! Thanks CompTIA!! :)

    I'm going to run out of room in my signature for all these certs!!
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  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Posts: 1,054Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    "Holders of "good-for-life" certifications may earn stackable certifications by re-certifying and validating that their skills are up to date."

    So retake your old certs, which costs mo' money. I wonder if there are any other fees.
  • nisti2nisti2 Posts: 486Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    what will happen for the certs for life? will qualify also? :D
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  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Posts: 483Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Why all of the complaining? CompTIA is trying to make its certified members look better and all they can do is complain.... cmon guys "Ugh, now I have to add another cert to my resume...." Seriously? This is going to benefit anyone who is certified by them.

    EDIT: As for the 8570 status, CSA+ was thrown in almost immediately after its release. So I'd say you can expect these to be showing up soon as well.
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  • shochanshochan Senior Member Posts: 874Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Yeah, kinda wish they would get AWAY from +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    This is a positive step for sure



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  • PseudonymPseudonym A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, ITIL v3, MCITP:EDST/EDA, CCNA R&S/Cyber Ops, MCSA:2008/2012, MCSE:CP&I Posts: 341Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I think, if anything these titles allow you to shorten your certification list. I mean, I don't list every single Microsoft exam and it's full title on my CV. I've done 7 exams, but the consolidation allows me to list 4 instead and people know what it means.

    I think this is a positive step too.
    Certifications - A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, ITIL v3, MCITP:EDST/EDA, CCNA R&S/Cyber Ops, MCSA:2008/2012, MCSE:CP&I, RHCSA
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  • wd40wd40 CISA, eJPT, MCP, MCTS, CompTIA x 6 Posts: 988Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Re post from the other thread ..

    I got 3 of them icon_biggrin.gif

    CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist – CSIS
    CompTIA IT Operations Specialist – CIOS
    CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional – CNIP

    Listing A+, Network+, Server+, Security+ is shorter than the above designation combos.
  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,596Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Upon further review, they left out the Linux Network Professional certification from their press release. Stack the Network+ and Linux+ certifications and you get the LNP.
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  • NyblizzardNyblizzard Posts: 327Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    But which one sounds better? icon_thumright.gif
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  • EnderWigginEnderWiggin Posts: 551Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    McxRisley wrote: »
    Why all of the complaining? CompTIA is trying to make its certified members look better and all they can do is complain.... cmon guys "Ugh, now I have to add another cert to my resume...." Seriously? This is going to benefit anyone who is certified by them.
    This is not going to benefit me in any way whatsoever. I already have the existing certifications, a new title added after the fact won't have any effect.
  • gilesjpgilesjp Posts: 11Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    These certs mean nothing and when interviewed no one will even know what you are talking about. This is more of a marketing ploy to sell more certs and exams.
  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Posts: 483Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    gilesjp wrote: »
    These certs mean nothing and when interviewed no one will even know what you are talking about. This is more of a marketing ploy to sell more certs and exams.

    Well idk where you work, but this will have a big impact on the DoD. People made the same comments you are making about CSA+ but it has taken the place of the CEH and is a much better option. What's with all of this negativity around Christmas?
    I'm not allowed to say what my previous occupation was, but let's just say it rhymes with architect.
  • mgeoffriaumgeoffriau Posts: 162Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    McxRisley wrote: »
    Well idk where you work, but this will have a big impact on the DoD. People made the same comments you are making about CSA+ but it has taken the place of the CEH and is a much better option. What's with all of this negativity around Christmas?

    The CSA+ is actually a new certification exam.

    These are not new certifications, just labels for combinations of existing certifications. It's just like telling someone you have the CompTIA trifecta, except it has a new name that no one is (yet) familiar with.
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  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Posts: 483Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    mgeoffriau wrote: »
    The CSA+ is actually a new certification exam.

    These are not new certifications, just labels for combinations of existing certifications. It's just like telling someone you have the CompTIA trifecta, except it has a new name that no one is (yet) familiar with.

    Yes and HR departments are all about labels, especially in the DoD. The CSAE is most likely to fall into the IAM3 category which would be HUGE for contractors who still work under contracts that use the 8570 baseline requirements. That would mean a possible dethroning of the CISSP in DoD contracting. Nobody is looking at the bigger picture here it seems.
    I'm not allowed to say what my previous occupation was, but let's just say it rhymes with architect.
  • wd40wd40 CISA, eJPT, MCP, MCTS, CompTIA x 6 Posts: 988Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Any idea if they will offer Printed certificates and wallet cards ( I will pay for it - I like to collect things :D ).
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Posts: 663Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I would have like this idea when I started to do certification.. It is is a very "RPG"/gaming way to organise them. I got A+, Network+, Linux+ a long time ago(between 2003-2005) and they are good for life. I would not do them again to gain new title. I will surely do some LPI/LFCS/RHCSA one day to have better Linux certification. For their security track, I am already CISSP, I will surely add CCSP and OSCP eventually, so I dont see the advantage to do Sec+, CSA+, CASP+.
  • yoba222yoba222 Posts: 1,057Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    These new cert titles are a bit too alphabet soup for me. I liked the name "CompTIA Trifecta." So I'm just gonna roll my own.

    I'm now CSPM! Woo hoo!!
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    2018: CySA+ | PenTest+ |CCNA CyberOps
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  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Posts: 483Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    LOL, now that's an awesome cert!
    I'm not allowed to say what my previous occupation was, but let's just say it rhymes with architect.
  • jibtechjibtech Posts: 377Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Need one for the soft skill side of things...

    A/N/S/L/P+


    On a side note, does anyone else feel like the CompTIA certs are a little too similar to the a/s/l of days gone by....?
  • joshuamurphy75joshuamurphy75 Senior Member Posts: 162Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    A multi-CCIE I know didn't get a job once because he only had a CCIE in the specialty that they wanted, not a CCNA... I'm afraid CompTIA's decision might encourage more situations like this.
  • EnderWigginEnderWiggin Posts: 551Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    McxRisley wrote: »
    Yes and HR departments are all about labels, especially in the DoD. The CSAE is most likely to fall into the IAM3 category which would be HUGE for contractors who still work under contracts that use the 8570 baseline requirements. That would mean a possible dethroning of the CISSP in DoD contracting. Nobody is looking at the bigger picture here it seems.
    There is absolutely no way this falls into IAM3.
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