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From A+, Network+ to web administrator?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by jo74, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. jo74

    jo74 Byte Poster

    On a whim, I had a look at the CIW website and noticed a CIW Administrator Certification. Which has exams on server administration, internetworking professional and security professional.

    Obviously, one would have to have relevant experience, not just a bunch of paper certs. But out of curiousity, could this be a career path, from the A+ through to web administrator (I do have some knowledge of HMTL/CSS and some Javascript)?

    Your thoughts, please. Feel free to tell me that I'm barking up the wrong tree, or just plain barking.:biggrin:oops:
    Certifications: A+, N+, Sec+
  2. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    I've not seen a lot to make me get excited about the CIW certs, they don't seem to carry much weight in the industry.
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    In my opinion, the CIW isn't worth the price. Few (if any) companies value their server administrator certifications. On the other side of the house, Web dev companies don't want to see certs - they want to see a portfolio of your code.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  4. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    TBH I think you need to take a step back and actually decide what kind of career in IT you want, all I see is you asking about different areas of IT and I think until you decide what area you want to go in you will just scratch the surface on a number of technologies and potentially cause you more harm than good.

    Decide on an area that you want to go in, concentrate on it and then get a specialisation further down the road.
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).

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