Time frame to finish NP:S

Cat5Cat5 Posts: 297Member ■■■□□□□□□□
I'll be starting the CCNA:Security right after Christmas, followed by the NP:Security track into 2015. For those of you who've been through it all, is expecting to be done with it all by the end of 2015 a realistic expectation? I don't have as much time as you single guys and gals, since I'm married with three small children, but I want to do my best. That would give me three months per test, excluding the NA:Security.

With the hack of Sony, I would think that companies will be looking for security people now more than ever, right? icon_mrgreen.gif

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  • E Double UE Double U Posts: 1,556Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I was able to complete CCNA/P Security within a year. I have a wife and two small children so I did the bulk of my studying at work since I had a DR ASA/IPS to practice on there. I studied at night after the kids were in bed.

    I used the CBT Nuggets and Cisco's official cert guide. The daily hands on is what made everything stick.
    Alphabet soup: CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, GPEN, GCIA, GCIH, GCCC, CEH, etc

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
  • Cat5Cat5 Posts: 297Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    E Double U wrote: »
    I was able to complete CCNA/P Security within a year. I have a wife and two small children so I did the bulk of my studying at work since I had a DR ASA/IPS to practice on there. I studied at night after the kids were in bed.

    I used the CBT Nuggets and Cisco's official cert guide. The daily hands on is what made everything stick.

    You had quite the advantage with the equipment at work. I have none of that. I'd either have to buy it or figure it out on GNS3.
  • alan2308alan2308 CISSP, MCSA 2008, MCSA 2012, CCNA R&S, CCNA Security Ann Arbor, MIPosts: 1,854Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I'd be interested in seeing how far that year would get stretched out by working on the current exams who's cert guides keep getting pushed further and further into the future.
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