+ 0 Votes My opinion is robo_dev August 12, 2013 at 9:58am PST The CompTIA certs are fairly common and fairly lightweight...it might look good on the resume for an entry level person to have a whole bunch of CompTIA certs just so it does not look so barren. But don't expect employers to go after you just because of those certs. The CCNA is a very specific cert that is of value to employers who are Cisco shops, mostly, and for network-related jobs. Not to advise you to be dishonest, but in the past I have put (honestly) that I am 'currently pursuing XXX certification' (which I was). If the resume-search engine is looking for folks with that certification, your foot is in the door. If that cert is something the employer really does wants/need, then go full bore and get that cert, if not, don't. Personally I have about a half-dozen certs and also at least as many where I have bought the book but lost interest.