The right certifications to pursue are going to vary from person to person, as to what would suit your interests and meet your goals best.
Ask yourself some basic questions:
What interests me? For example…Are you a network administrator who wants to build up their credibility when proposing solutions to clients?...Or are you a database administrator or UNIX or Windows system administrator who wants to expand their knowledge in their existing job role?
Do I want to remain in the same field or pursue a new path? What are your strong suits, and do you intend to build on those, or branch out in a new direction? Did you just change departments and want to establish a better understanding of the field you have moved into; if so, what certifications do your colleagues or would those above you respect?
What would lead to career growth? Would there be a certification that would provide benefit to your organization? Have you asked around to determine if any certifications are needed to fill roles in the organization; and if you get the certifications, would that role be something you might be interested in? Sometimes a simple certification can help to meet a business objective, or grow an internal process; and by helping the organization meet its objectives, the position filled may be higher up on the ladder than where you currently are.
Let’s run through a couple of questions on the Certs Diagram, and you’ll be on your way to figuring out whether a CCIE Security, a CIAC GCIH, or a GIAC GPEN would be the best cert for you to pursue next.