CCNA, NETWORK+, SECURITY+, A+, MCSA | Best First Cert in 2020



With everyone being home, I’ve been getting a lot (and I mean A LOT!!!) of question about what is the best first certificate to get for folks getting into the IT and/or cybersecurity. So, grab a drink and sit down with me! I’m going to explain some general differentiators, as well as some industry and government specific situations which might make one cert more beneficial than the other!

We’re talking Cisco vs. Comptia vs. Microsoft in a cert battle royal (CCNA, Security+, A+, Network+, MCSA, and CEH). Each has their own merits and fits within difference scenarios.

Also, as mentioned in the video, below is a link for the Department of Defense (DoD) 8570 Certification matrix. This lays out the various certifications that are required hold certain positions/responsibilities while working for the DoD.

https://public.cyber.mil/cw/cwmp/dod-approved-8570-baseline-certifications/

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Léa LOPEZ

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Léa LOPEZ, Telecom System Administrator, Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research, Ambala (INDIA)

7 thoughts on “CCNA, NETWORK+, SECURITY+, A+, MCSA | Best First Cert in 2020

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    September 13, 2020 at 8:55 am
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    Thank you for clearing this up for all of us! I have an RHCSA, and an A+, but I feel like I have a gap missing. I'm in the middle of my Net+ now…

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    September 13, 2020 at 8:55 am
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    The Balvenie is distilled about 50 miles from me – good choice of single malt 😉

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    September 13, 2020 at 8:55 am
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    Wow great common sense breakdown!! I agree I like how you broke down the different approaches

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    September 13, 2020 at 8:55 am
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    CYBERINSIGHT Hello, I have a CompTIA Security+ certification and have a current active SECRET clearance as I'm currently still enlisted in the Army active. However, I have downtime to work additional job for extra money. Do evening or overnight entry level security+ jobs exist? What's my options sir? I am approximately 4 courses away from an Associate's in IT. No experience at all

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    September 13, 2020 at 8:55 am
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    Isn't Security+ pretty much the same thing as Network+ but with security implications? Pretty much the same exam, too much overlap. I'd say pick one or the other

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    September 13, 2020 at 8:55 am
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    will it be easier to get all those certifications with a netwokring degree fresh out of college without any work experience? I originally wanted to major in security but went with networking to expand my knowledge pool, working in cybersecurity is still ultimately my dream but I don't mind if I worked as a network engineer as well.

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