GPPA or GCIA? Which one should I take?

thsecmaniacthsecmaniac Member Posts: 11 ■■□□□□□□□□
Currently, I'm Security Analyst and would like to take the GIAC certificate to fulfill my career. I found that GIAC have 2 certificates that is about an analysis that are GPPA and GCIA. It make me hesitate which one I should take for my future?

Anyone have a suggestion?


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    monkykapmonkykap Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I highly recommend GCIA, i just was just awesome; felt like it offered the most out of intro 500 SANS courses. However they are both very similar and will cover much of the same material. But i think some of GPPA stuff can be learned through experience and other avenues. I would personally take the GCIA, it is highly regarded and one of the well known GIAC certs.
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    docricedocrice Member Posts: 1,706 ■■■■■■■■■■
    GCIA covers the material that's much more specific to intrusion detection. GPPA (or at least GCFW when I earned it) covered more general perimeter-management topics and a little but of what SANS 503 offers.

    GCIA is a much more well-known certification.
    Hopefully-useful stuff I've written: http://kimiushida.com/bitsandpieces/articles/
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