preface: IT professional with nearly 5+ years helpdesk/desktop support experience. A+ and N+ certified.
I just have a general question about the CompTIA career pathway:
My company will pay for any certification I want and I'd like to accumulate as many as I can before moving on or, hopefully, moving up. I just recently passed N+ this year and am thinking about what to take next.
I'd like to pass Security + by next year or the following year to renew my A+ and N+ but am wondering what I should do or take in the meantime.
Microsoft certifications are quite overwhelming and there are a lot of them. I'm not sure if I should start on that pathway or stay with CompTIA. I'm not even sure where to even begin with MS certifications honestly.
I found the IT fundamentals CompTIA exam and am wondering if I should just take that this summer to keep my mind sharp. Does anyone know if it counts towards the continuing education or renewals? Does IT fundamentals renew like the A+ and others? If so, I can take it just to have another resume line item.
I believe I am most interested in security and networking side if that makes a difference.