Vendor neutral or Vendor specfic for IT Security
So this is probably a common question but let me elaborate more. I'm currently starting my career and have 1 year of full time work experience and I work in an SOC. I like security a lot but I'm not really getting into "security" based tasks @ my job so it's kinda a struggle to use some of my knowledge with my current position as it is more operations based. With that said, I know I want to continue a career path in IT Security and I have a list of certifications I plan on pursuing but my main question is for IT Security, is it better to be vendor neutral or vendor specific when it comes to certifications? From what I am seeing, being vendor neutral is more important as security covers not just a specific vendor in general and I feel that limiting my knowledge to 1 vendor will limit my career growth and opportunities. Being out of school for 1 year, I've been able to learn a lot more about IT then just a school understanding. Any suggestions?