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  • Any advice on finding a certification I can obtain within a month’s time? I’m trying to challenge myself and earn a certification.

  • tensix

    Any advice on finding a certification I can obtain within a month’s time? I’m trying to challenge myself and earn a certification.

    If its not something you’re too concerned about adding to a resume as additional learning id look into a udemy course.

    Full of great courses packed with info, can give yourself a great intro to understanding a field youre interested in.

    I did a data science course through them during quarantine and loved it.

  • They do give a completion certificate,
    But that’s different than one through an accredited institution

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  • Oct 10
    tensix

    Any advice on finding a certification I can obtain within a month’s time? I’m trying to challenge myself and earn a certification.

    Sec+

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    dax

    Sec+

    CompTIA Security+?

  • Oct 10
    tensix

    CompTIA Security+?

    yep

    pretty much the only cert worth getting from comptia, it's required for a lot of DoD and govt. positions. even the ones that have nothing to do with security. makes it so much easier to get a clearance. (cloud+ might be worth getting in the future too but i'm not sure myself, it was just DoD 8570 approved a few months ago so time will tell).

    A+ is worthless unless you have 0 (and i mean 0 in a very literal sense) experience in tech and net+ has a lot of good knowledge but imo you're better off just going for a CCNA.

  • tensix

    Any advice on finding a certification I can obtain within a month’s time? I’m trying to challenge myself and earn a certification.

    Depends on your area of expertise and the direction you want to go in tech.
    Anything from CompTIA is going to be vendor-neutral. They're usually a good "primer" for other certifications in that same space. For example, Network+ is good prep for Cisco certs. Sec+ is good prep for CISSP.
    This video sort of lays out the basic areas of IT and maps them to the corresponding certification - youtu.be/v7MOidP33FQ
    It's a little old by now, but still useful.
    This video shows you a quick method for getting certified, whichever direction you decide to go.
    youtu.be/SmqG0Zdhutw

  • Oct 20
    dax

    yep

    pretty much the only cert worth getting from comptia, it's required for a lot of DoD and govt. positions. even the ones that have nothing to do with security. makes it so much easier to get a clearance. (cloud+ might be worth getting in the future too but i'm not sure myself, it was just DoD 8570 approved a few months ago so time will tell).

    A+ is worthless unless you have 0 (and i mean 0 in a very literal sense) experience in tech and net+ has a lot of good knowledge but imo you're better off just going for a CCNA.

    I'm thinking about getting a certificate in this, or data science, do you know the pros of cons of each?

  • Oct 20
    Twlgo

    I'm thinking about getting a certificate in this, or data science, do you know the pros of cons of each?

    apples to oranges tbh, really just depends on your career trajectory.

    i haven't been too much involved in data science, but one thing i can tell you is that anybody i know doing any serious work in data science has at least a masters. as far as certs go, they're not that prevalent in development in general (just in IT) and iirc data science isn't much exception. spending $8k at georgia tech on their online masters program and building a portfolio will serve you better than any cert will tbh.

    but if all else fails, this chart will do you good. (there's a slightly updated 2020 version out there)

    (you'll have to open it in a new tab)

  • dax

    apples to oranges tbh, really just depends on your career trajectory.

    i haven't been too much involved in data science, but one thing i can tell you is that anybody i know doing any serious work in data science has at least a masters. as far as certs go, they're not that prevalent in development in general (just in IT) and iirc data science isn't much exception. spending $8k at georgia tech on their online masters program and building a portfolio will serve you better than any cert will tbh.

    but if all else fails, this chart will do you good. (there's a slightly updated 2020 version out there)

    (you'll have to open it in a new tab)

    I just looked into the Georgia Tech Data science courses a bit, is only 8K for the degree, and would that course be better than say a coursia certificate or something?

    Does your friends recommend going to Georgia Tech online for this degree?

  • Twlgo

    I just looked into the Georgia Tech Data science courses a bit, is only 8K for the degree, and would that course be better than say a coursia certificate or something?

    Does your friends recommend going to Georgia Tech online for this degree?

    georgia is pretty much industry standard when it comes to online masters programs in CS, which is impressive given how young it is (only about 5 years). i know that they have OMSA which might be a better fit compared to the OMSCS for you but don't quote me on that.

    but yeah i would definitely at the very least prioritize that over coursera certs if you try to get into data science. on the cert side i've heard john hopkins has a good cert for data science but i'm not familiar with it.

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