microsoft certifications

I want to get some MS certifications.  I work with servers more than anything else at my job so I am going to try and get the MCSA:  Windows Server 2016 certification.  I don't have any other certs yet so I thought I would get the Server fundamentals cert first before doing the MCSA for Server 2016.  The question I have is do you think I should use my time to also get the Security Fundamentals and Networking Fundamentals certs along with the Server Fundamentals cert before I go for the MCSA Server cert?  Is it a waste to do the others or should I just get the Server Fundamentals cert and then go for MCSA Server 2016?  My level of IT knowledge would be slightly above intermediate.
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William MillerIT SpecialistCommented:
The most useful certification you can have right now is the CompTIA A+ Certification if you don't have it already. Doesn't matter your level of experience, that's a piece of paper that most companies (government work especially) requires you have before date of hire or even consideration. Anything beyond that is your preference but know that the more certs you have, the more valuable and more likely you are to be recognized.

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mkramer777Author Commented:
what about network +?
William MillerIT SpecialistCommented:
Network+ is fine and some companies do require it. The reason the A+ certification is so popular is because it's a general knowledge cert. It's a way for a company to immediately go "Okay, this person at least has a starting point for most things we need him/her to do". The more specialized you get the more focused your job search should be. Some companies will also allow you to interchange the 3 basic certs from CompTIA (A+, Net+ and Sec+). However, I would very much urge you to get A+ first if you don't have it already. You will not regret it and it's not a very expensive investment.
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