Certification Advice

diegosan619diegosan619 Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□

I'm hoping toget feedback on which Certs would be best to take if I plan on pursuing the Cyber Security Sector.
I currently have Security + and ( HBSS) Host Base Security System. My company is willing to pay for the below
courses ASAP on their own dime in order for me to work as their Sys Admin. I am a DOD employee working on a
Ship w/ a TS Clearance. My ultimate goal is to leave sailing being and work ashore and enjoy the time with my wife & kids.

Please feel free to let me know which Certs would be beneficial for the Security Sector once I decide to leave sailing.


Below are the requirements IAW DoD 8570 instruction to become Information Assurance Technician Level 2, which is required to be authorized System Administrative Privileges

1. One or more INFORMATION ASSURANCE (IA) certifications
-COMPTIA Security+ Certification
-System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
-Certified Information Systems Security (CISSP)
-Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
-GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
-Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)
-Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)
-GIAC Security Expert (GSE)

2. One or more OPERATING SYSTEMS (OS) certifications
one or more of the following credentialed Operating System Training Courses
-CCNP Certification
-LINUX+ Certification
-HP Certified Systems Administrator
-Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator - Server 2003 (MCSA)
-Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator - Windows 2000 (MCSA)
-Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer - Server 2003 (MCSE)
-Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer - Windows 2000 (MCSE)
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