2013 Certification Plans

RoguetadhgRoguetadhg CompTIA A+, Network+.Member Posts: 2,489 ■■■■■■■■□□
It's the end of the world! Probably not, but it's around that time to think of a couple things, including: Certifications for the 2013 year.

What will you be doing for the 2013 year?
Found a new job and decided to jump ship on a certification to go after a different goal?


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  • sratakhinsratakhin Member Posts: 818
    I plan to complete MCSA 2003, upgrade to 2008 and then do VCP.
  • MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Member Posts: 1,740 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I had scheduled my ICND2 exam a few weeks ago and had to move it due to work. I am so ready for this exam it's unbelievable. For 2013 I'll be taking ICND2, CCNA:Voice, and CCNA:Sec. After those I'm going to start on the NP track.
    2017 Certification Goals:
    CCNP R/S
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,737 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Finish off the CCNA and then begin on CCNA Security.
    Currently working on: Linux and Python
  • QHaloQHalo Member Posts: 1,488
    Finish NCDA, blogging each section as I go is slowing me down a bit
    Look into Hyper-V 2012 later in the year.
  • FloOzFloOz Member Posts: 1,614 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Completed all my 2012 Cert goals as you can tell from my sig :)
    As for 2013 I plan on attaining CCNA in February/March and then go right into my CCNP studies
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,209 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Cert Goals: OSCP , CCNP Security
    Course Goals: Penetration Testing with Backtrack - OSCP Course, Metasploit Unleashed, and maybe hackingdojo.com courses.
    Reading Goals:
    BackTrack 4_Assuring Security by Penetration Testing
    Metasploit The Penetration Tester's Guide
    Advanced Penetration Testing for Highly-Secured Environments
    Gray Hat Hacking, 3rd Edition
    The Web Application Hackers Handbook 2nd Edition
    Metaspoitable 2 Unleashed Online tutorial.
    Penetration Tester's Open Source Toolkit
    Metasploit Penetration Testing Cookbook (2012)

    Pen testing is fun material! i am truely bored of the cisco cert taking to be honest. This is my second year trying to finish the CCNP Security lol
    Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCTHPv2, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
    2021 Goals
    Courses: eLearnSecurity - PTXv2 (complete), SANS 699: Purple Team Tactics (completed), PentesterLabs Pro (ongoing)
    Certs: eCPTXv2, AZ-500, SC-200 (fail 1st attempt), EnCE, Splunk Core Power User
  • 101010101010 Member Posts: 94 ■■□□□□□□□□
    01: Security+
    02: CCENT
    05: CCNA
    08: SPSE (SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert)
    11: OSCP


    Learn Python The Hard Way
    Udacity CS101 Course (Python)
    2017 Goals:
    [x] GCIH

    "Well if you're going to have delusions of grandeur, may as well go for the really satisfying ones." - Marcus, Babylon 5
  • nosoup4unosoup4u Member Posts: 365
    MCITP:EA, Sec+, Net+, A+, Linux+, maybe CCNA, look into mcse/mcsa 2012 stuff

    Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    JNCIP-SP in the next couple months and probably the CCIE SP Written before mid year.
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Member Posts: 1,740 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Oh, that reminds me (thanks Networker) I'm also thinking of taking the JNCIA-Junos in between ICND2 and CCNA:Voice.
    2017 Certification Goals:
    CCNP R/S
  • cruwlcruwl Member Posts: 341 ■■□□□□□□□□
    2013 Goals:
    70-642 hopefully by end of Feb or March.

    70-646 by The end of July finishing off my MCITP:SA / MCSA 2008

    Then on to VCP for the end of the year.
    Feels good to have some actually attainable goals, and an employer that pushes you to achieve them.

    Good luck everyone.
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I want to complete MCSA 2008 (2 or 3 exams) and CCAA (2 exams). After those maybe MCSA 2012, MCTS 2010 and start studying for CISSP.

    2020 Goals: 0 of 2 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
  • it_consultantit_consultant Member Posts: 1,903
    Hopefully I will get the company to pay for me to take the Brocade Advanced IP Networking course and I will do BCNP.
  • palitpalit Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
    For me its
    1. CCNA
    2.Get a job
    3. CCNA :Voice
  • coty24coty24 Member Posts: 263 ■□□□□□□□□□
    2013 Cert plans:

    C|EH > CCNA > Upgrade MCSA 2008 to 2012 > CISSP, can't think of anything else right now..... but that should take me well into 2013 maybe all of it.

    I have a voucher for VCP5 but I don't want to sit for the exam.....

    Do anyone think I should switch the C|EH > CCNA places on my certification path? I got my exam set for mid February for the C|EH. Is CCNA doable in a month with daily-focused study?

    Passed LOT2 :)Working on FMV2(CHFI v8 ) Done!
  • f0rgiv3nf0rgiv3n Connection Overlord Member Posts: 598 ■■■■□□□□□□

    - CISSP
    - CCDA
    - CCDP (if I have time)

    - SANS CISSP boot camp

    - Top Down Network Design 3rd edition (ordered)
    - Cisco QoS (ordered)
    - Cisco Firewalls
    - O'Reilly's new Juniper SRX (releases in May 2013)
    - Python Programming
    - CISSP - Shon Harris
    - CCDA/CCDP books

    End of year:
    - Start MBA in Information Technology Management at Capella University

    Other Goals:
    - Determine if I am going to stay at current job or move on, and do it.
  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAMod Posts: 4,133 Mod
    Goals for 2013:
    CCNP: Security
    GIAC G2700

    And maybe the entry level Juniper cert if I have time
    BS, MS, and CCIE #50931
    Blog: www.network-node.com
  • tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I really need to do Microsoft Server Certs
  • About7NarwhalAbout7Narwhal Member Posts: 761
    2013 Goals (If the world doesn't end):

    MCTS: Windows 7: Config (Jan - Feb)
    MCITP: EA (April - May)
    MCSA: Windows 8 (August)
    The rest of my time will be open for me to pick if I get burned out on M$, which is very likely.
  • rreasonoverrreasonover Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Goal is Net + Feb 2013 Security + March 2013
  • AnFgarAnFgar Member Posts: 17 ■■■□□□□□□□

    ITIL v3
    MCSA 2008
    CEH If I have time...
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Goals, goals, goals - isnt that what it's all about!

    I need to focus on my new job more than anything else, but I hope to be able to spare some time to get me the:

    MCSE: Private Cloud and
    VCAP-DCA. This should net me 3 certs (an additional MCTS while doing the PC)

    Aim high guys, aim big. Set lofty goals (dont go overboard though), say you set out to achieve 6 certs this year but you only got to 4, that's still very good. Go all out when you study. Aim for the stars and you may get to the clouds!
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • IvanjamIvanjam Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    CCENT - Sep, 2013
    CCNA - Nov, 2013
    MCTS Win 7 - Dec, 2013
    Fall 2014: Start MA in Mathematics [X]
    Fall 2016: Start PhD in Mathematics [X]
  • gc8dc95gc8dc95 Member Posts: 206 ■■□□□□□□□□
    MCSA 08 & 12
    Maybe a vmware cert?
  • gkcagkca Member Posts: 243 ■■■□□□□□□□
    EMCISA in January, then RHCSA sometime in the spring and RHCE later.
    "I needed a password with eight characters so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves." (c) Nick Helm
  • ChooseLifeChooseLife Member Posts: 941 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Nice to see a variety of technologies mentioned here. We have people with a wide range of skills on this forum *thumbs up*
    “You don’t become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process.” (c) xkcd #896

    - discounted vouchers for certs
  • JasionoJasiono Member Posts: 896 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Ciw web design specialist
    ccna security

    If all those are done I'll try to squeeze in project+
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    ChooseLife wrote: »
    Nice to see a variety of technologies mentioned here. We have people with a wide range of skills on this forum *thumbs up*

    Imagine if a number of us got together to create a startup of our own. With all the talent, knowledge, wisdom and experience we have got here - Man, we could take the world by storm!

    Seriously though, I've been thinking of this for a while now. Anyone have any ideas? The main issue here would be that members are so geographically dispersed that it doesnt look like a feasible idea. O well...
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

    Blog >> http://virtual10.com
  • JasionoJasiono Member Posts: 896 ■■■■□□□□□□
    We can put all of our money together and purchase an island.
  • gatorfangatorfan Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Start with Network+ and MTA 98-349, find a job with those and the 98-366 I just got.

    After that CompTia Cloud Essentials (should I bother?) and possibly A+ and Sec+. Following that I will probably either go for higher level Microsoft and/or Cisco certs just to open myself up to a wide variety of companies. Now that I got my first cert I want to keep going.
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