Approach to certifications
Just wanted to rant a little and see if I can spur up an discussion. It seems to me that a lot of new IT professionals or new to the IT certification world tend to go overboard on their certification including myself. For example - If you just graduated high school and wanted to go straight into IT wouldn't it make sense to get a help desk/desk side specific certification like A+ or Windows 7 and work a year or two in that role before immediately swinging into another certification. I'm not saying this strategy should be utilized all the time for everyone, but it seems like to me you see a lot of ambitious people with little direction trying to plan for the future when it's almost impossible at that stage. Wouldn't it be wise to just do 1 or 2 certifications land a job and work for a year and get a feel of what you like and what you don't like?