Got all three base CompTIA certs, unsure where to go from here. I want to get into sys admin stuff (currently helpdesk for an MSP) and make some more money. I'm setting up a very basic Homelab (dual boot laptop) to learn Ubuntu.
I've heard CCNA would be the best step for me, though I'm unsure if I want to get that right now. Are Microsoft certs worth it? I work with O365 almost everyday, but I dknt want to spend time/money on something that may not catch an employer's eye.
I switched careers in 2017 and in a little over a year I've obtained my A+ Net+ and as of today Sec+! Its been a long journey and I'd like to thank this sub for all the help.
Sec+ was a little harder for me because I was working full time but with a year of experience some things I knew through everyday work. Theres a lot of stuff related to risk and obviously security concepts.
The PBQs seemed easy but I guess I got one wrong. The other one was insanely easy though. I finished with around 30 minutes left. If you dont know a question within a few seconds flag it and move on. My advice for answering questions, instead of thinking about why a certain selection is the right answer, think about why it isnt another answer. If you can explain why then you have a good handle on a concept.
Memorize ports, protocols and RISK CONCEPTS.
Taking a break from certs then doing a subnetting course. Next cert will be CCNA.