For 15 years or so, I managed to survive in IT without any kind of certifications. But, I've always had desktop support or Junior LAN Admin positions. Never been considered for anything more, which I suspect has to do with my lack of formal training / education.
So, now it looks like I need to get some certifications to further myself in this field. Trouble is, there are a LOT of them and I have no idea where to start. Currently, I hold a desktop deployment position, but would love to get back into being a LAN Admin for MS Server 2008 or Exchange 2010. What is a good starting point? And if possible, could I get some suggestions as for a certification "path" to take?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks much.