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    Is Storage+ worth getting?

    I have the A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications and they all will expire sometime in September 2015. I can renew all of these by retaking Security+ (since its newer version than mine) or taking Storage+. My personal thoughts was to take Storage+ since that will get me another certification and give me a little new knowledge.

    However I am curious as to what my fellow techexam member would suggest. Obviously the ultimate decision is mine, I just would like to get other points of view before buying a voucher.

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    I'd do the Storage+ personally. If you're going to spend that much money, you might as well get another credential to add to your list.
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    The only benefit of taking the new Sec+ is renewal. If you get Sec+ you renew the three certs. If you add Stor+ you save $32, renew your certs, and add a fourth. If you are remotely close to being ready for Stor+ or you want to do it, then I say Stor+.

    If you're not interested (why did you post here then?) just go with the Sec+ or, even better, diversify yourself! go get something else like a CWNE, SSCP, MCSA: Server 2012, any number of certifications listed here. Most, but not all, of the certs that will renew a Sec+ will also renew a Net+ and A+. I say diversify your vendors so you aren't just doing CompTIA (which is often thought of as introductory/lower level) and go ahead and either specialize in one area you're interested in OR continue building out various areas of your experience on paper

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    Thanks for the input. Both comments reflected what i was thinking. I actually find learning more about storage to be interesting, plus finding out that it is cheaper is even better. I have to knock out my Project+, its already paid for, then on to Storage+. After that i am done with the vendor neutral stuff and moving on to MCSA 8.1 and 2012.
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    Learning & actually having hands on experience on Storage is 2 different thing. You will learn a few stuffs from storage+ but not enough to apply them into storage world. It's a real boring cert to study for. you get 100 questions & 90 mins to answer them. Unless you want to go for storage engineering, don't even bother.
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    I plan on getting the storage+ simply because I have to interact w/ the Storage team while woring on the servers, and it'd help me a lot to understand their role, abilities, and limitations better.

    Plus it renews all my CompTIAs without having to worry about submitting paperwork for CEs from my CCNA.
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    Take Cloud+ instead - it's like 50% Storage+ material! No, seriously...it is. You can only have so many non-vendor specific virtualization questions, ya know?
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