Posted on Aug 24, 2014
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I currently hold S+, Windows 7; Configuration, 3 different VMware certifications, and I am waiting for the review for my CISSP certification from ISC2. I believe the CISSP will be the crown jewel of the certs I do have. What certifications do you hold and why/how will they benefit you down the road?

Update: As of 04 September 2014, I officially CISSP certified.
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I am a Registered Nurse with a certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN). However, I am currently in grad school to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. That board certification will hold the most weight for me upon retirement from the military.
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SSG Robert Burns
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Probably my nursing license and my Lean Six Sigman Black Belt
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You have a black belt??
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When I made the decision to leave the Army, I knew that having civilian certification would hold a lot of weight. At first I obtained my General Radiotelephone Operators License (GROL) from the Federal Communications Commission, better known as the FCC. About a year before my ETS date, I realized that I wanted to work in the marine electronics field, so I obtained my Ship Radar Endorsement, also from the FCC. I knew that I needed something more. Since commercial ships were required to have the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) on board by 1999, I received GMDSS Maintainers License four months before my ETS date. A month later, I received a job offer to work as a marine electronics technician.

I advise anyone who works as an electronic technician in the military to at least get their FCC GROL license.
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