The first question is what certification serve you best. (What's your opinion by the way?)
As far as I see from IT forums and job postings. These IT certifications are hot:
CCNA -- Cisco Certified Network Associate. Only one test is needed for entry level CCENT certificate and one or two tests are need for associate level CCNA certificate. The roadmap is as follows:
MCTS -- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, which is the pre-request of many microsoft certifications such as MCPD.
MCPD -- Microsoft Certified Professional Developer
visual studio 2008 certifications and visual studio 2005 certifications are very similar. As visual studio 2008 is based on newer version of .NET framework, 2008 track is recommanded.
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A+ : CompTIA’s A+ certification for IT technician and desktop supporters.
There are 4 exams.
220-601 CompTIA A+ Essentials (221.00 USD)
220-602 IT Technician
220-603 Remote Support Technician
220-604 Depot Technician
In order to get certified, you must pass two exams: CompTIA A+ Essentials and either 220-602, 220-603 or 220-604.
SCJP -- Sun Certified Java Programmer
Oracle Corp.'s acquisition of Sun Microsystems clouds the Java software's future, nevertheless, "Java is (still) one of the computer industry's best-known brands and most widely deployed technologies, and it is the most important software Oracle has ever acquired," as Oracle said in a statement announcing.
To obtain a SCJP, only CX-310-065 exame is required
- Cost: 300 USD
- Exam type: Multiple choice and drag and drop
- Number of questions: 72
- Pass score: 65% (47 of 72 questions)
- Time limit: 210 minutes