Note how these certifications are now quickly aligning with the Cloud.
Some think the Cloud is "cool." With organizations moving to the Cloud, they are eyeing big cost savings in staff size reductions and being freed up from costs associated with Data Center equipment refreshes and software refreshes. Translation: Massive layoffs ahead for those who refuse to quickly adapt and revamp their skills. Note: Your employer isn't using computers that are five to six years old, so why do they want IT staff without current certifications.
The best advice I could give young people starting out is:
1) Embrace the Cloud.
2) Learn everything you can about cybersecurity
3) Learn everything you can about good project management and leadership skills
By the way, June 1993 will be the 20th anniversary of my first MCP certification.
William Favre Slater, III
MBA, M.S., PMP, CISSP, SSCP, CISA, ISO 27002, ISO 20000, ITIL v3, IP v6, Cloud Computing Foundation
Project Manager / Program Manager
United States of America
Keep Up with TechRepublic