2014 Certfication Plans



  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,737 ■■■■■■■■■■
    GCIH and then I'm not sure. I'm thinking about either eCPPT or GPEN.
    Currently working on: Linux and Python
  • umarbhattiumarbhatti Member Posts: 67 ■■□□□□□□□□
    My plans for 2014
    - CCNA DC
    - AWS

    Anything else i feel like doing
  • halaakajanhalaakajan Member Posts: 167
    Mcsa:2008, itil:f, ccna:rs, vca, sscp
  • bub9001bub9001 Member Posts: 229 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Finish what I had planned for 2013. I have been really busy the last three years with certs and school. As usual I took a short break that turned into a long break 7 months long. So get my MCSA, then start on upgrade path for Windows 8 and CCNA on the back side. Seem simple, but it sounded that way back in April of this year. lol
    “You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” - Zig Ziglar

    Goals for 2019: CEH, and CND
    Goals for 2019: CCNA or ECSA
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Member Posts: 561 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Finish CCNP R&S by February. Then start on CCNP SPAM ROUTE, CCNP SPEDGE, then CCNP SPCORE. After that, CCDA, CCDP , then CCIE Written. These plans bring me through 2015.
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • filkenjitsufilkenjitsu CCNA R&S, CCNA SP Member Posts: 561 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I am really excited about the CCNP Service Provider content!
    Bachelors of Science in Telecommunications - Mt. Sierra College
    Masters of Networking and Communications Management, Focus in Wireless - Keller
  • CoolAsAFanCoolAsAFan Member Posts: 239
    Finish WGU BS degree which includes Project+, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Sec.
    Get CCNP Sec. or CISSP Assoc. while on 3 month break.
    Then start WGU MS ISA and get CEH by years end.
    And hopefully get my first networking job somewhere in between!
    IvyTech - AS CINS (Completed: May, 2013)
    WGU Indiana - BS IT Security
    (Started: August 1st, 2013)
    Required: SBT1 RGT1 RIT1
  • Tom ServoTom Servo Member Posts: 104 ■■□□□□□□□□
    So far all I have planned for 2014 is:

    Finish CIA (two-thirds finished). It is not a tech cert, but it is useful for me as an IT auditor.
    CCNA Security
    Start WGU MSISA - finish at least 50% of credit hours.
  • pzeropzero Member Posts: 192
    I had fallen off the cert and more importantantly the study bandwagon for a good while. It took a work paid training course and the realisation that I need to stay current to kick me back into gear again. I also feel that my IT career is at a fork and a little stale and I need to decide which way I want to go.

    For me 2014 ill be aiming for
    MCSA: Server 2012 upgrade
    Then ill re-evaluate where my head is at, and what I want to be doing.

    Fun times ahead!
  • StussyNzStussyNz Member Posts: 177
    ITILV3 Foundations; CCNA Security, CCNP or CCNP (Security) One or the other depends on what route I would like to take after taking CCNA Security.
  • krish2crazykrish2crazy Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
    my cert list

    mcsa: server 2012 by feb 2014

    security+ by april 2014

    EMCISA by july 2014

    mcse: public cloud by oct 2014

    vcp:dcv by dec 2014
  • W StewartW Stewart Member Posts: 794 ■■■■□□□□□□


    Not really gonna be too focused on certs this year since my biggest goal is finish my degree at WGU. I'll probably end up racking up a few MTA certs and CCNA security in the process though but the LPI cert is probably the only thing I'm gonna have time for outside of school.
    Being a sys admin sucks but I love it
  • Kinet1cKinet1c Member Posts: 604 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hoping for the following certs:

    CCNA Security
    MCSA 2008 + 2012 upgrade exam

    Not certificate based but I want to gain a good knowledge base in python, ruby & chef.
    2018 Goals - Learn all the Hashicorp products

    Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity
  • pinktoenelspinktoenels Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    My definites are: Net+, Security+, and CCENT

    Hoping I can get the funds for equipment for: CCNA(200-101)

    Will definitely start: MCSA Win7(680)
  • zxbanezxbane Member Posts: 740 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I would like to pick up my CCNA and VCP, just signed up for the Stanly waiting list for the VMWare course
  • 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
    Hoping to knock out my CCDA/CCDP and get at least halfway through my CCNP Security.

    I'm not underestimating NP exams anymore so I think that'll keep me busy throughout the year...
    BS, MS, and CCIE #50931
    Blog: www.network-node.com
  • chaser7783chaser7783 Member Posts: 154
    My goals:

    Finish WGU degree
    SANS GWAPT - going to training
    SANS GCIH - self study
    CISSP - self study
  • coralreefguycoralreefguy Member Posts: 98 ■■□□□□□□□□
    January: 70-680
    February: 70-685 (Making me MCSA: Windows 7)
    March: 70-410
    April: 70-411
    May: 70-412 (Making me MCSA: Server 2012)

    It's a crap-shoot after that. I'm thinking CCENT/CCNA, then moving into the Linux field. LPIC-1 and LPIC-2, or Linux+
    System Administrator / DevOps guy

    2015 passed: CCNA R/S, CCNA Sec, Project+, VCP5-DCV
    2016 goals: MCSE Server 2012; continue to use/learn more Chef w/Ruby and Powershell on Azure
  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    70-461 - MS SQL 2012 is it for now. This maybe the only one I am able to take in 2014. Potentially additional MS SQL exams but I'll wait to make that decision.
  • IvanjamIvanjam Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @coralreefguy - my plans for 2014 seem to follow a similar path to yours:

    70-685 - January, 2014
    70-680 - March, 2014
    70-642 - May, 2014
    70-640 - July, 2014
    70-646 - September, 2014
    Fall 2014: Start MA in Mathematics [X]
    Fall 2016: Start PhD in Mathematics [X]
  • d4nz1gd4nz1g Member Posts: 464
    Need motivation.
    Got a decent background, certs but my title and salary still crappy.
    Finishing CCNP r&s by the end of january and thinking about DA/DP by the end of the year..

    Still dreaming about moving to another country, still knowing that it would be tough.
  • devils_haircutdevils_haircut Member Posts: 284 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Immediate future: Linux+, 70-680
    February '14: Finish my A.S.

    ...then CCNA, MCSA Server 2012. It's open from there. Might go deeper into Linux if my job requires it, otherwise I'll wait and see what I need to know for work. I have an interview with a major company here in Indianapolis for an IT Operations position coming up, and if I get that job, it will dictate what path I take.

  • IsmaeljrpIsmaeljrp Member Posts: 480 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Now it's looking like

    AWS : certified solutions architetect

    one of the VCA's

    and probably start CCNP
  • ShdwmageShdwmage Member Posts: 374
    Here are my plans for 2014:
    • MCTS 70-685 First half of January completing my MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Technician Cert
    • 70-410 - Beginning of March
    • 70-411 - End of April
    • 70-412 - Beginning of June
    • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    • Security+ - Middle of July
    • VMWare Certs
    • Maybe ITIL
    I am unsure of the last 2 currently, the first ones are fairly well planned out with the company I am currently working for. As they are paying for the books and the training I cannot really complain all that much.
    “Hey! Listen!” ~ Navi
    2013: [x] MCTS 70-680
    2014: [x] 22-801 [x] 22-802 [x] CIW Web Foundation Associate
    2015 Goals: [] 70-410
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,741
    CCIE R/S Lab - May 28th

    Hard to say after that as I need to pass that first.

    Assuming I do, then I'll probably go shoot for either another CCIE or refresh my MCSE up to 2012.

    That, or VMWare or something. I really don't know. More IE level stuff would be good.
  • jdballingerjdballinger Member Posts: 252
    SWITCH by the end of January...
    ROUTE by the end of May...
    TSHOOT by the end of June.

    If I can crank CCNP out this year I'll be happy. I would also like to try for CCDA as well, but we'll see how things go!

  • MSSoftieMSSoftie Security+, ITIL v3 Foundations, MCSE Cloud Platform Infrastructure Charlotte NC areaMember Posts: 190 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I would love to complete 70-412 early January, 70-413 by late February, 70-414 by mid to late April to complete MCSE-Infrastructure. In June finish 70-246 and July/August for 70-247 to give me MCSE - Private Cloud.
  • gbdavidxgbdavidx Member Posts: 840
    Net+, Sec+, maybe a MS exam or 2 or 3 (mcsa)
  • relentlessactionrelentlessaction Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I'm going for these hopefully for 2014. I'd like to get more but we'll see. I currently have no certifications but work as Helpdesk Technician I. I'd like to get to the 60-70k range by 2014. Hopefully, 65k next year after 75k+.
    • CompTIA Network+ - February 2014
    • CompTIA Server+ - April 2014
    • CCA - Citrix Certified Administrator - May 2014
    • VCP - VMWare Certified Professional - June 2014
    • CompTIA Security+ - July 2014
    • CCENT - Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician - Routing and Switching - November 2014
  • goldenlightgoldenlight Member Posts: 378
    Earn MCSA in Windows Server 2012 and continued to look for career opportunities.
    The Only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it keep looking. Don't settle - Steve Jobs
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