Right now as I stated in another thread im taking classes and getting ready to take the tests for a + certification. From there im going to go for my network +. The question I had was the following. Is security + really needed? I noticed alot of places really dont ask for it. My goal is to get my cisco certifications but some guys in my school who are trying to go for the same thing are going to go and take the MCSE certs. What im wondering is whats the most time and budget effective way to get the certs I need to jump into cisco. Can I just go A+ > Network + > Cisco after afew classes and experience or should I get other certifications as well and if so which ones.