how old were you when you passed your first certification?

computerguy9355computerguy9355 Inactive Imported Users Posts: 81 ■■□□□□□□□□
just wondering..

how old were you guys when you passed your first certification exam?

i was 21 when i passed my network+

[Edit by Webmaster]
I calculated the average over the first 68 responses and it's roughly: 25.3


  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    CNA at 21, and MCSE NT4 at 23.
  • elover_jmelover_jm Member Posts: 349
  • SRTMCSESRTMCSE Member Posts: 249
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,352 ■■■■□□□□□□
    A+ at 19
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
    A+ @ 19
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • macdudemacdude Member Posts: 173
    A+ @ 21, I guess, I was a little late getting my A+.
  • supertechCETmasupertechCETma Member Posts: 377
    FCC 3rd Class Radio Telephone Operators License @ 15.
    I was on the air @ KPFT 90.1 FM in Houston (that was 1970). icon_cool.gif
    Electronic Technicians Association-International
    The Fiber Optic Association
    Home Acoustics Alliance®
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  • garv221garv221 Member Posts: 1,914
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    I was sixteen when I took my Red Cross Professional First Aid and Professional CPR certifications, with additional water rescue training. icon_cool.gif

    Oh, then there was this one day, when I was about 20, when I went in and took my A+ Core and Software tests. It was a good day, but I never did get that raise I was promised for getting the cert.

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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    MCP on NT4 at the ripe old age of 30.
    All things are possible, only believe.
  • MQuinn6MQuinn6 Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • georgemcgeorgemc Member Posts: 429
    CCNA(640-407) at 33 icon_eek.gificon_farao.gif
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  • SrAtechieSrAtechie Member Posts: 150 ■□□□□□□□□□
    A+ at 27. Yeah, I'm an IT late bloomer :P
    Working on: Linux+, CCNP:Switch
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,270 Admin
    A+, Network+, and Server+ at 40, and Security+ at 41.

    And I'm trying to motivate my kid to get his A+ while he's still 16.
  • RTmarcRTmarc Member Posts: 1,082 ■■■□□□□□□□
    MCSE by 21. Got an early start.
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    CCNA at 21, just before college graduation. Used it some at my first job but haven't used it much since. That was 6 years ago.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
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  • hanakuinhanakuin Member Posts: 144
    A+ @ 22 I've only started on other certs over the past 14 months or so. Had about a 9 year break.
  • DragonNOA1DragonNOA1 Member Posts: 149 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Add me as another A+ @ 19.
    The command line, an elegant weapon for a more civilized age
  • OkasonOkason Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
    A+ Net+ at 32. a late start..but a start anyway!
    All things work together for them that believe..
  • First one ever was A+ when I was 15. I'm still pretty young though, I just turned 20.
  • RussSRussS Member Posts: 2,068 ■■■□□□□□□□
    A+, Net+ and a couple MCPs at 43
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  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    MCSA:M and MCDST whilst I was still 19!
    Microsoft Certifications: MCITP:EA, MCSE:S, MCSA:M, MCDST, MCTS: Vista Config, MCITP: Ent Support
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    Other: Marathon Certified Consultant (HA, FT and VM), ISEB InfoSec Management Principles and Security+
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  • geekiegeekie Member Posts: 391
    MCP @ 27
    MCSE:M @ 30
    Up Next : Not sure :o
  • famosbrownfamosbrown Member Posts: 637
    A+ @ 22. 25 now.
    B.S.B.A. (Management Information Systems)
    M.B.A. (Technology Management)
  • shednikshednik Member Posts: 2,005
  • Vogon PoetVogon Poet Member Posts: 291
    A+ at 40.
    What I've lost in speed, I've gained in guile.
    No matter how paranoid you are, you're not paranoid enough.
  • aidysprouleaidysproule Member Posts: 21 ■□□□□□□□□□
    MCP x 2 at 22.

    Turned 23 3 days ago so by 24 birthday hope to have MCSE:Security, S+, CEH, Mile2 CPTTS (already failed once with 1 weeks study - 67%) and CHFI.

    But this is wishful thinking!
  • darkuserdarkuser Member Posts: 620 ■■■□□□□□□□
    N+ @ 35
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  • wmackeywmackey Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
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