So I have sec+ and CySA+. Both of these certs expire soon. I also have a sans GCFE and soon to have GCIH.

I started my career in 2019 as an incident response analyst, and now work as an IR consultant/Engineer.

Do I really need the comptia certs anymore?
In your opinions would it be worth it to keep these renewed? Or would my experience and sans be able to overshadow the lack of the comptia certs

Thanks!

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  • Andazah

    November 21, 2021

    No one is gonna care if your sec + has expired if you have the exp and SANs certs/courses behind it.

    That’s in the UK btw*

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  • tim-brottsling

    November 21, 2021

    Might be stepping on some toes here, but CompTIA certs are not good. Their popularity are mostly based on their ability to get you your first interviews.

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  • brainygeek

    November 21, 2021

    Honestly, you’re fine if the certs expire. Don’t remove them from your resume, just put next to them “Expired”. If people actually deem them important they’ll see that you were capable or studying for and passing the exam. So if for some strange reason they want you to get recertified, then they’ll know you are able to.

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  • reds-3

    November 21, 2021

    I mean how hard is it to pick up a Linux+ or server+? I don’t see the point in letting certs lapse unless they’re with places like ECC or (ISC)²

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  • WitchoBischaz

    November 21, 2021

    Typically you can get the CE credits from other certs you have completed – you may not need to do anything other than pay $100 or so to renew your Comptia membership. Your employer may even pay for it.

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