Certification Goals for 2018

chrisonechrisone Senior MemberMember Posts: 2,141 ■■■■■■■■■□
In TechExams December tradition, what are your certification goals/plans for 2018? Also if not certifications, what courses or self taught goals are you planning?

Here is my list.

Certifications: eCPPT, OSCP
Training/Courses: Silent Break Security - DSO2, SpecterOps - Adversary Tactics: Red Team Operations or Active Directory.
Self Taught/Improvement: Python, Powershell

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Certs: CISSP, OSCP, CRTP, eCPPT, eCIR, LFCS, CEH, AZ-900, VHL:Advanced+, Retired Cisco CCNP/SP/DP
2020 Goals:
Courses: VHL (completed), CQURE: Windows Security Crash Course (completed), BlackHills InfoSec: Breaching the Cloud (completed), eLearnSecurity: WAPTv3 (completed), IHRP (completed), THPv2 (completed), PTXv2 (completed)
Certs: VHL: Advanced+ (completed), OSCP (completed), AZ-500 (failed 1st attempt), eWPT (failed 2x, no further attempts), eCIR (complete), eCTHPv2 (report: awaiting results), eCPTXv2 (Dec)
2021: AZ-500, AZ-104, AZ-204, AZ-303, AZ-304, MS-500
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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,827 Mod
    I still haven't gone back to the 2017 thread to see how I did. My list for 2018:

    Certifications: TOGAF, CCSK, CCSP, AWS CSA, EJPT, OSCP (this makes it every year its seems).
    Training/Courses: Some sort cloud/cloud security architecting courses, pentesting courses, computer science and relevant math courses
    Self Taught/Improvement: Python
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • fitzlopezfitzlopez PCIP,CCNA CyberOps,CySA+,Pentest+,Linux+, CSSLP,CISSP-ISSMP,CISM,CEH,ITIL F,Cobit F,ISO27K F Member Posts: 96 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Certification Goals: CCNA Cyber Ops, PCI Professional, CISSP-ISSAP.

    Continue the security masters, start using Cellebrite mobile forensics, ¿sleep?
  • trojintrojin Member Posts: 195 ■■■■□□□□□□
    This will be tough year

    Certs: McAfee DLPe, CFR, CMI, CASP renewal, CISSP

    MSc in Cyber Sec - thesis
    I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Recertify CCNA:RS and Security+

    Take Linux Essentials
    2019 Goals
    CompTIA Linux+
    [ ] Bachelor's Degree
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ■■□□□□□□□□
    View signature for certification goals! :)
  • Info_Sec_WannabeInfo_Sec_Wannabe Senior Member Member Posts: 400 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Mine's CISSP and eJPT (hopefully). :)
    Three year plan: (2018) CISSP [X] and eJPT [ ]; (2019) eCPPT [ ]; (2020) OSCP [ ]
  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Member Posts: 1,539 ■■■■■■□□□□
    View signature for certification goals! :)
    It’s funny because that’s not really a commitment since you can change your signature and nobody is the wiser.
  • illmatic73illmatic73 Registered Users Posts: 5 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Complete MSc in Cyber security Management
    Certs: CCNA: Cyber Ops
  • wd40wd40 CISA, eJPT, MCP, MCTS, CompTIA x 6 Member Posts: 1,016 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I will keep it simple for next year:

    eWPT.
    eCPPT.

    Maybe Start Masters in CyberSecurity.
  • za3bourza3bour Member Posts: 1,062 ■■■■□□□□□□
    First PMP then CISSP
  • yoba222yoba222 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,205 ■■■■■■■■□□
    OSCP, you are going down next year starting Jun 01. You better watch out because I am going to kick your ass.
    A+, Network+, CCNA, LFCS,
    Security+, eJPT, CySA+, PenTest+,
    Cisco CyberOps, GCIH, VHL,
    In progress: OSCP
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 894 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Objective "required": CCSP, then MCSA Cloud Platform(Azure), then VCP renewal preparation(or VCAP-DCD or DCA) for Dec 2018

    In the not sure and depending on time: MCSA Office 365, MCSA Server 2016, VMCA (Veeam architect cert) if training si approved, AWS Solution architect Associate.

    On the not certified side: I want to improve my Powershell and Python skills.

    I know it is a lot... but I prefer to have ambitious goals :)
  • PhalanxPhalanx I have many leatherbound books... United KingdomMember Posts: 331 ■■■□□□□□□□
    MCSA: Server 2016
    MCSA: Office 365
    MCSE: Productivity
    Network+
    Security+

    We'll see what time that leaves. :)
    Client & Security: Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator Associate | MCSE: Mobility
    Server & Networking: MCSA: Windows Server 2016 | MTA: Networking Fundamentals
    Data Privacy & Project/Service Management: PECB GDPR DPO/Practitioner | ITIL 2011: Foundation | CompTIA Project+
    Currently Studying: Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • GoHawksGoHawks Member Posts: 8 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Certifications: CCSK, AWS Security Specialization (if it is ever released)
    Training/Courses: Ethical Hacking
    Self Taught/Improvement: Python, Azure
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 894 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Phalanx wrote: »
    MCSA: Server 2016
    MCSA: Office 365
    MCSE: Productivity
    Network+
    Security+

    We'll see what time that leaves. :)

    I add up to 7 exams... :) You will be busy :)
  • McxRisleyMcxRisley OSCP, CASP, CySA+, CPT+, Sec+, CEH, Splunk Admin Member Posts: 494 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Maybe finish ECSA and then done for the forseeable future.
    I'm not allowed to say what my previous occupation was, but let's just say it rhymes with architect.
  • airzeroairzero Member Posts: 126
    CCNA Cyber Ops
    GCIH
    eCPPT
    OSCP
    Possibly CISSP and PTX but don't know yet.
  • NuclearBeavisNuclearBeavis Member Posts: 79 ■■□□□□□□□□
    CCNA Cyber Ops
    CISSP

    ...preferably before the end of the Summer. Then hopefully done with certs for good.
  • Mike7Mike7 Member Posts: 1,081 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Going to keep it simple and complicated in 2018. :)

    Pen test certs.
    SANS, eLS, CREST and OffSec aka OSCP.
  • jasojaso VCP-DCV 2020, CompTia Server+, CCNA CyberOps, CCENT, MTA: NF Member Posts: 38 ■■■□□□□□□□
    CCNA CyberOps
    MCSA Windows Server 2016 / Linux+
    (Python course)
  • Chrisbari14Chrisbari14 Member Posts: 83 ■■■□□□□□□□
    MCSA: Server 2012
    MCITP: Windows 7
    Linux+
    Learn some SQL and better understand building reports (we use crystal reports)
    Maybe MCSA:windows 10
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,827 Mod
    yoba222 wrote: »
    OSCP, you are going down next year starting Jun 01. You better watch out because I am going to kick your ass.

    Whoa there cowboy! The last poor soul who boastfully decided to jump in the ocean without knowing how to swim disappeared into the depths, never to be heard from again... icon_lol.gif
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: Python, OSCP Prep
    Next Up:​ OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (Python), Bash Scripting, Virtual Hacking Lab Coursework
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    MCSE is all I have planned!! That will give me plenty to do :)
    *Associate's of Applied Sciences degree in Information Technology-Network Systems Administration
    *Bachelor's of Science: Information Technology - Security, Master's of Science: Information Technology - Management
    Matthew 6:33 - "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."

    Certs/Business Licenses In Progress: AWS Solutions Architect, Series 6, Series 63
  • ksijurksijur Member Posts: 85 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Finishing BS:ITS is on the horizon - hope to be done by the end of 2018
    CCNA: CyberOps
  • PC509PC509 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USMember Posts: 801 ■■■■■■□□□□
    CCNA:CyberOps (thanks Cisco for the opportunity with the scholarship for this one!); CISSP (I'm damn close to be ready for this one!); eJPT (been practicing a lot with HackTheBox and Vulnhub boxes); ITIL Foundations (work requirement).

    I want to renew my CCNA: Security as it already lapsed. If I have time for the CCNA: R&S and the CCNA: Sec, I'll go for it.

    2018 I really invest in my certs and learning. Trying to focus more on the security aspect a bit more (already have some security certs and experience, but not directly security related, just sys admin stuff that deals with security - access controls, physical and logical security, firewalls, policies, audits, etc..). Security is the big trendy area now, and it's a good time to take advantage of that.
  • JD20JD20 Member Member Posts: 66 ■■■□□□□□□□
    CCNA: Security
    CCNA: Cyber Ops
    CCDA
  • packetxpacketx Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    CCNA R&S
    CCNA Cyber Ops
    LPIC-1
    CCNP - part ROUTE

    Big year Coming !icon_cheers.gif
  • stlsmoorestlsmoore Member Posts: 515 ■■■□□□□□□□
    AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, that's probably it honestly.
    My Cisco Blog Adventure: http://shawnmoorecisco.blogspot.com/

    Don't Forget to Add me on LinkedIn!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnrmoore
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Member Posts: 894 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Sometime it is better to have only 1 certs planned and do it, rather then dreaming of 10 and don't do them at all.

    2017 for me was a great years. I did 5 (VCP6, SSCP, CISSP, VMCE, Sonicwall CSSA). I hope that 2018 to be as productive...
  • TheFORCETheFORCE Senior Member Member Posts: 2,298 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Goals for 2018.
    1. Attend and pass CCNA Cyber Ops.
    2. Spend more time, 4 x1 hour at the gym minimum. Get back into shape.
    3. Spend more time with my family. Play and go out to playground more.
    4. Take one trip overseas.
    5. Approach every day with positive vibes.
    6. Listen to 100s of motivational videos to complete all of the above.
    7. Develop myself in different areas, random, various avtivities.
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