CISSP or CCNP-Sec after CCNA Security?

Muhammed HMuhammed H Member Posts: 93 ■■■□□□□□□□
Passed CCNA-Sec last week.
Currently working as a System admin in a quite large environment. Mainly administering VMware as well as other common Windows Server related stuffs (DC, File permission, etc). My ultimate goal is to move to security domain.

Now, shall I go for CCNP security or CISSP?

For CCNP security I have to pass 4 exams and which gonna be difficult for me as a father of a 8 months old baby and also I don’t have enough experience on CISCO devices apart from practicing in my home lab and using packet tracer . On the other hand, CISSP has some security experience bar as pre requisite.

Can anybody help me on choosing any of those two paths?


  • BuhRockBuhRock Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Those are really two different certs. It depends if you wanna do hands on cisco work or general security? I'm sitting for the SISAS exam at the end of this month. It's mainly about 802.1x and some other topics too. I'd take the CCNP Security so you'll have some knowledge with ASAs and hardening cisco devices.
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