Slow start this year – Certifications

Been busy the last couple of months so therefore it has been a bit quiet here. I am having a huge focus on certifications forward since I want to expand my horizon, the last month I have focused a lot of Windows Server 2012 and Citrix Netscaler.
Right now, I have a couple of other certifications planned as well.
And I might be adding some resources and study guides to these eventually

CCEE – Citirix Certified Enterprise Engineer (This is the second highest rank you can get in Citrix)
CCE Netscaler 10 – (This was just released and since I have the previous one for Netscaler it’s the logical choice )
MSCE 70-414 (Server Infrastructure which is part of the new exams for Windows Server 2012)
MSCE 70-415 (Desktop Infrastructure) This one and 416 is part of the MSCE Desktop Infrastructure exam.
MSCE 70-416 (Desktop Infrastructure)
Comptia Advanced Security Practitioner (I have been reading for this once for a while but I haven’t man up yet to book it.
Comptia Server+ (Just because It seems achievable enough)
Cisco CCNP Security (All the 4 below are a part of the CCNP security stack)
Cisco CCNP Firewall
Cisco CCNP VPN
Cisco CCNP Secure
Cisco CCNP IPS
And or probably EXIN Cloud or Comptia Cloud since it is proven that IT skills are shifting towards the cloud and we have to be prepared.
So why do I have such a huge list of certifications? First of my main job focus is mostly on Microsoft and Citrix therefore they are just a natural choice, but also because that there is much needed knowledge in the gap between Microsoft and Citrix, with the release of WS2012 and Excalibur new opportunities are opening for IT people. However, on the top I also have the security and network certifications, not because I work a lot around network stuff, but more because I have a curious mind and for me having the knowledge needed to troubleshoot or design a larger solution then just the Citrix and Microsoft make me more versatile.

So it might be quite for a bit more ahead, but I’m trying to fit my schedule with more info regarding Netscaler on this blog.