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    Default Business or IT certifications - Which would you choose?

    From the list of the ones below, which ones would you choose? I am leaning towards the Cisco & Microsoft Certifications...
    Here's the list of certs I get access to - haven't done any of them, but want to do at least some... what would you choose?
    I'm leaning towards the Cisco/Microsoft certs as I can get the learning materials cheap/free... but the others... hmm...

    AirW AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Associate Certification 1 Exam
    BCP-440 Enterprise Service 10 Certified System Administrator (BlackBerry Device Service) 1 Exam
    CBAP Certified Business Analyst Professional from IIBA 1 Exam
    CCA Citrix Certified Administrator 1 Exam
    CCAH Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCAH) 1 Exam
    CCDH Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCDH) 1 Exam
    CCEA Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator 1 Exam
    CCIE Cisco Certified Internetworking Engineer CCNP, plus 2 Exams
    CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate 2 Exams
    CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNA, plus 3 Exams
    CCPS Cloudera Certified Professional: Data Scientist (CCPS) 1 Exam, 1 practicum
    Cognos IBM Certified Administrator - Cognos 10 BI 1 Exam
    Cognos IBM Certified Designer - Cognos 10 BI Reports 1 Exam
    Cognos IBM Certified Developer - Cognos 10 BI Data Warehouses 1 Exam
    Cognos IBM Certified Developer - Cognos 10 BI Metadata Models 1 Exam
    Cognos IBM Certified Developer - Cognos 10 BI OLAP Models 1 Exam
    Cognos IBM Certified Developer - Cognos TM1 10.1 1 Exam
    Cognos TDWI - CBIP Certified Business Intelligence Professional 1 Exam
    ECM IBM Certified Specialist - Case Foundation V5.x 1 Exam
    ECM IBM Certified Specialist - Case Manager V5.x 1 Exam
    ECM IBM Certified Specialist - FileNet Content Manager V5.x 1 Exam
    IBM AIX 7 SA IBM Certified System Administrator AIX 7 1 Exam
    IBM CMAD IBM Certified Mobile Application Developer - Worklight V6.0 1 Exam
    IBM CS ESTS IBM Certified Specialist - Enterprise Storage Technical Support V3 1 Exam
    IBM CS MSTS IBM Certified Specialist - Midrange Storage Technical Support V3 1 Exam
    IBM SE VTS AIX IBM Certified System Expert Virtualization Technical Support for AIX & Linux 2 Exams
    MCITP Any Microsoft Certified IT Professional Certification 1+ Exam(s)
    MCSA Any Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certification 2 / 3 Exams (varies)
    MCSD Any Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer Certification 3 / 4 Exams (varies)
    MCSE Any Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Certification MCSA + 2 Exams
    MCTS Any Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Certification 1 Exam
    MTA MTA: Database 1 Exam
    NCDA NetApp Certified Data Administrator (NCDA) 1 Exam
    NCSA NetApp Certified Storage Associate (NCSA) 1 Exam
    PMP Project Management Professional 1 Exam
    RHCSA RedHat Certified Systems Administrator 1 Exam
    RHCE RedHat Certified Engineer 2 Exams
    SPSS IBM Certified Specialist - SPSS Modeler Professional V2 1 Exam
    SPSS IBM Certified Associate - SPSS Modeler Data Analysis v2 1 Exam
    SPSS IBM Certified Associate - SPSS Modeler Data Mining v2 1 Exam
    TOGAF The Open Group Architecture Framework 2 Exams
    VCP VCP - VMWARE 1 Exam
    Worklight IBM Certified Mobile Application Developer - Worklight V6.0 1 Exam
    Worklight IBM Certified Mobile System Administrator - Worklight V6.0 1 Exam
    Worklight IBM Certified Solution Developer - Worklight and WebSphere Portal 1 Exam
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    The decision about getting a certification should reflect your ambition on the job you will want work on in future (or you're working already on). If you consider getting a certification A and want to work in field B doesn't make much sense. Except you're not "collecting" certifications (then you should do as much as you can get), you should focus on a speciality to get expert in that field. You should consider your strenghts and your preferences, build yourself a certification path, take the exams one for one (focussing only on the next one), and get expert on the field of your choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paranoid View Post
    The decision about getting a certification should reflect your ambition on the job you will want work on in future (or you're working already on). If you consider getting a certification A and want to work in field B doesn't make much sense. Except you're not "collecting" certifications (then you should do as much as you can get), you should focus on a speciality to get expert in that field. You should consider your strenghts and your preferences, build yourself a certification path, take the exams one for one (focussing only on the next one), and get expert on the field of you're choice.
    This right here. I find it strange listing out a bunch of certs to guide your career.
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    I concur on what #paranoid said.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
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    I agree as well. Make sure what ever you get is relevant to your field of choice or future aspirations in IT.
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