West Jordan, United States
Within a month of getting these two certifications I was able to obtain employment paying 35% more than I was making. I went from working at a software company that sold backup and disaster recovery software, to one of the leading SASS companies, inContact. I work as a NOC (network operations control) engineer.
I believe that these certifications were one of the key factors in me getting the new job. At the very least they got my foot in the door.
I would recommend a certification to anyone who is trying to get their foot in the door for entry-level positions in IT. A lot of times these basic certifications get you past the first phase of them looking through your resume.