2014 Certfication Plans

bsdbanditbsdbandit Member Posts: 21 ■□□□□□□□□□
Right now I'm in thinking mode about 2014 Certifications, Im looking move over and become a pentester full time. So far these are the certifications that i currently hold: security+, network+, linux+, CLA, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, CEH
I'm currently working on my OSWP certification from offensive security ( wireless pentesting certification)

Here is where i want to be by the end of 2014

security+, network+, linux+, CLA, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, CEH, ECSA, LPT, OSWP, OSCP, OSWE, CISSP, RHCSA, RHCE, CWNA, CWSP, CWDP, CHFI.

[Webmaster: Added link to last year's plans]


  • MrAgentMrAgent Member Posts: 1,309 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Very ambitious. Good luck with all those exams!

    I may attempt CISSP next year some time.
  • srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■□□□
    1) Complete MCITP: EA by Jan. 31, 2014
    2) Complete MCSA: Server 2008
    3) Finish WGU BS degree
    4) Begin MS degree
    5) MCSA: Windows 8 upgrade exam
    6) MCSA: Server 2012 upgrade exam

    not sure after that. depends on how MS degree is going. next certs I will be working on will be MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure and MCSE: Server Infrastructure.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
  • Deadpool85Deadpool85 Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
    2014 I will hopefully finish my 70-640 exam, then I want to do Itil foundation, network+, then 70-642 and then CCNA... before completing my MCSA server 2008.... Seems unorthodox... but fingers crossed.
  • NutsacjacNutsacjac Member Posts: 76 ■■■□□□□□□□
    MCSE 2012. Wasn't really on the schedule but since I was basically handed the AD infrastructure at my new job I guess it makes sense
  • unfbilly11unfbilly11 Member Posts: 100 ■■□□□□□□□□
    My goal is to achieve the MCSA:2008 and then complete the update exam for Server 2012. After that I'd like to get some Exchange knowledge and pass the MCSE: Messaging. If I have that then I will have certifications for basically everything I do at my current job so I will be free to do what I really want and get into the Cisco side. Honestly though if I have the MSCE by the end of 2014 then I'll be satisfied.
  • shyguyITshyguyIT Member Posts: 380
    2014 goals
    -CCNA Security
    -Start CCNP
    2017 Goals:
    Route[X], Switch [], TSHOOT[]
  • FloOzFloOz Member Posts: 1,614 ■■■■□□□□□□
    2014 Goals
    - finish CCNP early jan/feb
    - CCDA
    - CCDP
    - Start on CCIE studies
  • petedudepetedude Member Posts: 1,510
    It's funny, I was just thinking a few days ago I should see if there was a 2014 goals thread.

    Let's see. . .
    For me, it'll probably be--
    1. Advanced MySQL certs
    2. Advanced Java certs
    3. I'd like to certify on Perl (yes, via CIW, stop groaning)
    4. Maybe some Hadoop

    Some related to the above that could remotely happen--
    Crystal Reports and/or Business Objects certs.

    Something else that might be looming:
    1. IT Governance certs (e.g. CGEIT, COBIT)

    Things I should consider certifying on but probably won't get to:
    1. Virtualization, notably Xenserver in my case
    2. SANs
    3. Data Center architecture
    Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
    --Will Rogers
  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    MCSE 2012
    CCNA (maybe :S?)

    I'm really looking forward to CCNA, even though I don't really do much with networking...
  • RouteMyPacketRouteMyPacket Member Posts: 1,104
    I'm going for

    Modularity and Design Simplicity:

    Think of the 2:00 a.m. test—if you were awakened in the
    middle of the night because of a network problem and had to figure out the
    traffic flows in your network while you were half asleep, could you do it?
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Finish off my MCSE: Private Cloud if I cant fit it into this year (unlikely). Perhaps another VCAP. MUST work on PowerShell scripting.

    @RouteMyPacket - that list really? or is it sarcasm!! icon_wink.gif

    EDIT: We have a thread going already > http://www.techexams.net/forums/general-certification/94578-targets-2014-a.html
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

    Blog >> http://virtual10.com
  • PristonPriston Member Posts: 999 ■■■■□□□□□□
    My goal is to pass 640-911 or 200-101 before 1/24/14 otherwise my CCENT expires. Maybe I should just schedule a test so I have to take it...

    Edit: Maybe I should also fix my pearson vue account so I can actually login
    A.A.S. in Networking Technologies
    A+, Network+, CCNA
  • RobertKaucherRobertKaucher A cornfield in OhioMember Posts: 4,299 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I'm hoping to complete the MCSD SharePoint 2013 (I'm halfway there) and then upgrade to MCSA 2012 and then MCSE SharePoint 2013.

    Then it will likely be an upgrade of my MCSD Web Apps to V. next. But I might try to complete the requirements for MCSD Windows Store Apps just for fun. It has been hinted that I might be roped into the Android dev project that is getting started here, so that might take some time out of my cert plans.
  • TechGuy215TechGuy215 Explore_Dream_Discover Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 404 ■■■■□□□□□□
    * Currently pursuing: PhD: Information Security and Information Assurance
    * Certifications: CISSP, CEH, CHFI, CCNA:Sec, CCNA:R&S, CWNA, ITILv3, VCA-DCV, LPIC-1, A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Project+, and many more...
    * Degrees: MSc: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance; BSc: Information Technology - Security; AAS: IT Network Systems Administration
  • swildswild Member Posts: 828
    My goal is to finish CCNP R&S by the end 2013 and then start down the Voice track. I will hopefully be able to take my first attempt at the CCIE Collaboration written exam in December of 2014.
  • BryzeyBryzey Member Posts: 260
    - Bash scripting
    - Python
    - RHCSA

    A Linux related year.
  • Asif DaslAsif Dasl Member Posts: 2,116 ■■■■■■■■□□
    MCSA: Windows 8 upgrade exam (70-689) - early 2014
    MCSA: Server 2012 (70-410 + 70-411 + 70-412) - late 2013 to early 2014
    MCSE: Server 2012 Server Infrastructure (70-413 + 70-414) - by mid 2014

    Maybe one of these after the others are completed:
    VMware VCAP-DCA (at least get the knowledge of this even if I don't take the exam)
    MCSE: Exchange 2013 (70-341 + 70-342)
    Renew CCENT while doing the new CCNA
  • danny069danny069 Member Posts: 1,025 ■■■■□□□□□□
    End of 2013:
    A.S. - Computer Security Systems
    CCNA - Routing & Switching
    Start B.S. - Computer Security Systems (Cyber Forensics)
    CCNP - Security
    C|EH v8
    I am a Jack of all trades, Master of None
  • -hype-hype Member Posts: 165
    CCENT This year


    CCNA Early 2014
    MCSA 2008 Spring-Summer
    Project + Fall
    WGU BS IT:Network Administration
    Started: 10-1-13
    Completed: 9-21-14
    Transferred: 67 CU Completed: 54 CU
  • lsud00dlsud00d Member Posts: 1,571
    Asif Dasl wrote: »
    MCSA: Server 2012 (70-410 + 70-411 + 70-412) - late 2013 to early 2014
    MCSE: Server 2012 Server Infrastructure (70-413 + 70-414) - by mid 2014

    Why not just 70-417 (upgrade to MCSA Server 2012) then 70-413/70-414 for MCSE Server 2012?
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    @lsud00d - I guess that's because these upgrade exams are a beast and the individual ones are easier to tackle.
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

    Blog >> http://virtual10.com
  • PutneyPutney Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Linux+ and CCNP R&S
    If I get through those then maybe CCNA Voice.
  • googolgoogol Member Posts: 107
    Essendon wrote: »
    @lsud00d - I guess that's because these upgrade exams are a beast and the individual ones are easier to tackle.

    I did not think the upgrade exam that I took was that much of a "beast". I just read the green MS press book for it, read a few technets, played around with it some, wrote exam and passed. YMMV.. It is only on the differences, but then again you get a bunch ofMCTS' with that route too..
  • Asif DaslAsif Dasl Member Posts: 2,116 ■■■■■■■■□□
    lsud00d wrote: »
    Why not just 70-417 (upgrade to MCSA Server 2012) then 70-413/70-414 for MCSE Server 2012?
    I have taken the 2008 upgrade exam and felt I didn't relearn enough, I passed with practically no study so there are technologies which I haven't gone over with in years. Plus I'm not working with a health problem at the moment, so I have the time to relearn those technologies and sharpen my skills which otherwise I might not have the luxury of time for. I should be able to dedicate a lot of hours to it so it probably won't take that long to do it the long way around.
  • techwizardtechwizard Member Posts: 162 ■■■□□□□□□□
    My goals:

    Currently have: A+ and Net+

    November 2013: Security+ and SCCP
    December 2013: Healthcare IT and Linux+
    January (end) 2014: CCNA
    February 2014: Config Win 7/8: 70-680/687 (working towards MCSA)
    March 2014: Win Server 2012 70-410
    April 2014: Win 70-411/70-412 TBD
    "Never give up" ~ Winston Churchill
  • daviddwsdaviddws MCSA x2, MCITP, CIOS, CSIS, CNIP, CSSS, CLNP MCTS, MTA, MCP,  ITILv3, LPIC-1, VCA-WM, SCLA, CTS,  Member Posts: 303 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm looking into completing

    MCSA : 2012, MCSE : 2012, VCA
    Master of Information Systems Management
    M.B.A: Master of Business Administration
  • mgmguy1mgmguy1 Linux Essentials certified , Cisco CCENT certified PA Member Posts: 480 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I am looking into getting the following in 2014
    1. CCENT
    2.Comptia Security Plus
    3. CCNA
    4. CCNA Security
    5. WCNA ( Wireshark Certified Network Analyst)
    "A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B."

    Fats Domino
  • JasonITJasonIT Member Posts: 114
    I want finish CCNA:Voice and CCNP R&S in 2014.

  • whotimewhotime Member Posts: 122 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Early 2014

    ITIL Foundations 2011
    Comptia Healthcare IT

    Hopefully Six Sigma yellow/green belt
    WGU BS: IT-Security
    In Progress: C170, C246
    To Be Completed: C247, C299, C697, C698, C435, C436, C179
  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    This thread is interesting and inspiring :)
Sign In or Register to comment.