I'm looking to get some training and certifications but I'm having a bit of a difficult time deciding on which cert(s) to get and when.
Right now my company is running windows server 2k3 and exchange 2k3, so I've been studying and practicing (with a home server) in that environment, but there's 2 problems with this:
- The certs for those are old and I don't even know if I could get them now.
- We're planning on upgrading to exchange 2k7 (at least) and server 2010 (eventually - about a year from now)
Right NOW I have the a) time b) energy c) finances (for books/equipment) to study and take the tests within the next 6 months but I am not sure if I will have a or b after that (buying a house, lots of work is being planned for the not-too-distant future).
So, even if I could get my 2k3 certs now (MCSE I think) they would be old the day I got them, but the studying and practice would help right now for what I do at work. However, if I wait to study and take the 2010 certs (MCITP Server Admin - for 2010 when they're available) it could be a good while from now.
What should I do? Are there any other options?