Hello everyone, I am a 19 year old doing BTEC IT Extended Diploma in college and I am also working in a IT institute. I will do my first ever certificate in august which is Comptia A+. I need some help with my plan because I really don't know if it is going to work or not. I am not going to a University because cant afford the 30k debt so I will be doing the certificates. I am doing internship there so doing little things like Photoshop or most of the time just studying for my A+ like is not really a professional job but I want to do it. I plan on staying with this company because I know guy very well and doesn't charge me for courses. So I will stay until I get most certificates from him.

Is it possible and does it make any sense that I do my A+, Net+, Sec+, CEH, CCNA and CCNP for R&S and Security all one by one so maybe getting few experiences here and there and then right after my CCNP I will apply for a bigger role job. Will that workout good or should I just apply for a small job and make my way up by doing certificates one by one. Another option is that I get all the certificates that I mention by 23-24 years of age and then work in a medium range CCNA job for about 2-3 years and then apply for a bigger role.

Please help me as I am new here and advice me on this like if I am doing good or being stupid. Thanks