Hello, I have passed the A+ and Network+..currently studying Security+ and I am a bit lost with the next step. For sure my goal is to enter the Security field and with ultimate plans of being an Ethical Hacker/Forensic Investigator via EC Council hopefully or if any better places are available. I am not sure whether I should attempt CCNA Security after Security+ as I plan to take EC Council's Network Security Administrator course after. Any advice? Thanks
What is your current role?
CCNA Security is good if you work in a Cisco environment. GSEC would be good too if you (or employer) can foot the bill for the SANS course.
Since I was planning to go through with CEH with EC Council I searched their career path and it popped up. Showed as the step before CEH.
$devi = "First, go CEH";
$devi2 = "Second, go OSCP";
$devi3 = "Third, go other certs from OS";
Look at sites like vulnerability databases etc. for real vulns and exploit them both in the lab not in the wild. Pentesting is almost unique in that if your good enough your educational background probably won't matter much to most employers.
Pentesting is very much a pure and current skill based role and not certification based. Certs may actually hurt you past your first role.