After the A+

timespacetimespace Member Posts: 21 ■□□□□□□□□□
Well summer's coming up so I'll have plenty of time to study for my A+ but I was wondering, what do you guys think I should get after the A+? Should I get a network+ or a security+ or both or something else? I'm 16 right now and about to finish sophomore year of high school and I want a head start in the IT industry.

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  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    First off, I applaud your undertaking of IT at such an early age!

    I would say go for Net+ and then Sec+ because the certifications are no longer lifetime certs after 2011 (January) and these certs will help you get a baseline in terms of networking.

    The next step would also be determined by what direction you want to take in IT: network security, IT sales, management, etc.

  • DeathgomperDeathgomper Member Posts: 356
    First off, I applaud your undertaking of IT at such an early age!

    I would say go for Net+ and then Sec+ because the certifications are no longer lifetime certs after 2011 (January) and these certs will help you get a baseline in terms of networking.

    The next step would also be determined by what direction you want to take in IT: network security, IT sales, management, etc.

    I agree, and I wish I had started that early.
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,735 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I agree, and I wish I had started that early.

    I completely agree...
    Currently working on: Linux and Python
  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Member Posts: 1,899 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I agree, and I wish I had started that early.

    Me too. Now I have to hurry and get certs. Anyways, do you have a job working with computers? If you don't, maybe try to volunteer somewhere. So you can get experience and the certifications at the same time.
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