Dear Ronnie or IT Pro:
Today is Nov 22 2020, it seems time is running out very fast for any of the MCSA Certification(s) track I was planning to do the following:
MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (have somewhat started this back in April or May 2020, then the shutdown happen due to the Covid-19 situation (Ontario Canada) and the limited hours i had at my job at the time didn't help that much in terms of saving money for the training and certification prep time and prep exams. Now I have the money but not so much of the time or commitment for studies. Now have 2 jobs, to make up the lost time and money back in the Spring or Summer 2020 (Covid -19 and the Shutdown)
I also interested in the
MCSA SQL and MCSA Web Application (Certification tracks) but doesn't seem I would have time to get this done before the deadline Jan 31 2021?? unless Microsoft changes the deadline again? What other options should I take to pursue any of the Microsoft Certification or any other IT Certifications at this point, or should I just give up, let those who are already have these (Old certs like MCP, MCSA, MCSE) since most employers or companies will look at those who are already certified in these area (.i.e. Windows 2012 or 2016 or the SQL Database) and have experience. I have more than 20 years experience working in customer service and or retail and have tried to keep up with the trend in the IT Industry, and only have my A+ and Network+ certifications.
I am looking at ways to change careers or try to re-enter the IT Field, but at my age (50) is it even worth the time or money to invest? I am thinking of trying to work from home and see if this is for me or not.
any suggestions of any kind would be much appreciated