Certification Goals 2019

luisbeeluisbee Junior MemberLondonPosts: 28Member ■■■□□□□□□□
As per December tradition with TechExams community, what are your certification goals / plans for 2019? What are the certifications, courses or any career development plans do you have?

The below is my list for 2019:

Certifications: CISSP-ISSAP
Training / Courses: Sec DevOps
Self Taught: Python

And as always, these are all subject to change icon_thumrightgif

Let's keep it rolling on this thread!!!
Certs Achieved: CISA / CISM / CISSP / ISO 27001 Lead Auditor / CRISC
Currently Studying: ISSAP / Python

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  • PseudonymPseudonym Senior Member Posts: 327Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    edited December 2018
    RHCSA, RHCE & possibly take AZ-102 as well. 

    I may also apply for a CS degree, depending on a few circumstances.
    Certifications - A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, ITIL v3, MCITP:EDST/EDA, CCNA R&S/Cyber Ops, MCSA:2008/2012, MCSE:CP&I
    Working on - RHCSA
  • mrkdiskmrkdisk Posts: 18Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Certifications: CISSP and maybe the OSCP
  • trojintrojin Posts: 174Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    JNCIA Cloud, TOGAF, CCSK, PgDipl in Cloud Computing, CISSP

    I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry
  • Cameron MCameron M Member Posts: 68Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    PenTest+ and OSCP. I might go for the eCPTT instead of OSCP if I can get my company to pay for it.
  • Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 Wizard Posts: 721Mod Mod
    Definitely get my MCSA: Windows Server 2016 done. Might even be able to squeeze in my MCSE while I'm at it. With a wedding on the way I doubt I'll get any more than that done but it will still be a big achievement for me nonetheless.
    There are 10 types of people in this world; those who understand binary and those who don't.
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,665Mod Mod
    I've run out of excuses to do the CISM so I think it's time. Also want to do AWS to keep my tech skills alive after going down the dark path of management. 
  • Johnhe0414Johnhe0414 Junior Member USA, CAPosts: 46Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    Looking forward to the Cysa+ and after that... not quite sure
    Current:  A+ | Network+ | Project+ |Security+
    Working on: Cysa+
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Senior Member Posts: 2,372Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    edited December 2018
    Probably none to be honest.  I knocked out a Teradata exam (cert) last year and usually stick to my plan of getting one every other year.  

    I just started a new gig as well and that will keep my hands full for at least a few months.   Of course I'll follow some of you and root you on.  I find these threads to be exciting even if I am not the one going through the journey.  
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Posts: 1,792Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    edited December 2018
    Certifications: GCED, GCIA, GCIH, GXPN, GCFA, SLAE, OSCE, 
    Training / Courses: AppSec Cali 2019 - Real World Red Team Attacks , SANS West SEC660, SANS Network Security FOR508
    Self Taught: Python, Powershell, C#

    2019 Goals:
    Courses: Real World Red Team Attacks- AppSec Cali 2019 (complete), SANS Security West SEC660 (May), SANS Network Security FOR508 (Sept),
    Certs: SLAE, GCIA (in progress), GCIH, GXPN, GCFA
  • plopbangcrashplopbangcrash Member Posts: 74Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think I may take a break for awhile. Since May I picked up the CISSP, CAP, CISM, CRISC and CISA. I may research available PHD programs or if I get a wild hair, chase the CISSP concentrations or CASP.
  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Posts: 264Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Since it sounds like my company is going to be pushing hard into AWS, probably more there.  All of these in 2019 is unrealistic, but good to maintain a list.

    ITIL Foundation
    TOGAF

    AWS SysOps
    AWS Security
    AWS Advanced Networking
    AWS Big Data
    AWS DevOps Professional

    Azure Administrator (AZ-10x)
    Azure Solutions Architect (if they release the exams for AZ-30x)

    eCDFP
    eCPPT
    OSCP
    eCIR (maybe)
  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Posts: 303Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    CCNA is on the top of my list for this year, then Sec+ (to complete my trifecta).

    I would also really like to start digging into Cloud and getting better with my Python.

    This is also the year where I make 2 certs a year mandatory now and not just "probable" or "hopeful".

    May also continue my goofing around with Arduino if I have time.



  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Senior Member Posts: 2,372Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    CCNA is on the top of my list for this year, then Sec+ (to complete my trifecta).

    I would also really like to start digging into Cloud and getting better with my Python.

    This is also the year where I make 2 certs a year mandatory now and not just "probable" or "hopeful".

    May also continue my goofing around with Arduino if I have time.



    Even to this day the CCNA can be a career changer.  I am a broken record, but this single cert has assisted so many of my previous co workers from going from the help desk to infrastructure / networking teams.  Of course this was back 10 plus years ago, but I have friends who have younger siblings landing this certification and starting their careers.  

    This one has my respect to the utmost.  
  • r3nzsecr3nzsec Posts: 33Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    eCPPT, eWPT, OSCP then GREM
  • PCTechLincPCTechLinc Senior Member King City, CAPosts: 587Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    CISSP-ISSEP is on the "really really want" list, as it directly affects my job performance.  CCNP ROUTE is on the "must have" list, as my CCNA R/S and Security expire in September.  After that, I'll work on the first MCSA: Server 2016 exam, which is not a must have for 2019.
    Master of Business Administration in Information Technology Management - Western Governors University
    Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance - Western Governors University
    Bachelor of Science in Network Administration - Western Governors University
    Associate of Applied Science x4 - Heald College
  • cochi78cochi78 Member Hannover, GermanyPosts: 58Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I delayed LPIC-701 and CASP from this year, so will address those first in Jan/Feb.

    In summary, 2019 will mark quite a brutal push into security-related certificates: CISA, CISSP, CRISC and CISM are planned. And if I got some energy left after that, I might tackle some CISSP concentration as well.

    In terms of yet-unreleased certs, I will definitively do the AWS Machine Learning Specialty and the Chef Habitat one.

    Occasional bonus certs may appear as well :)


    2019 Goals - LPIC 701, CASP, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CISM
    2019 Recert - AWS ANS, AWS SCS, Docker Associate, CySA+
  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,601Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    2019 goals
    Finish Windows Server 2016 MCSA
    Renew CCNA
    Begin my  CCNP journey

    Good Luck All!!!
  • CLICLI Posts: 2Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    CCNA R&S.
    Prefer to be defeated in the presence of the wise than to excel among fools. -Dōgen Zenji
  • thomas_thomas_ Senior Member Posts: 825Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    • Finish CCNP R&S.  I passed SWITCH a while back and will be taking ROUTE soon
    • Either CompTIA CySA+ or CASP+ to renew my Security+
    • Mess around with Powershell and python more
  • DZA_DZA_ Untitled. Posts: 295Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Taking another stab but 2019 is going for CCSP, CRISC and maybe CISA pending if it adds any value in my role. 
  • shochanshochan Senior Member ARPosts: 785Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I see this post the last few years...

    I suggest...

    using....these....dot dot dot

    at the end of every sentence...

    because you really don't know what you are going to pass...

    set a goal of at least ONE cert you are going to pass...

    If you can do that, then you are golden...

    don't be disappointed if you fail...

    as they say...

    if all else fails...

    read the directions...

    ...
    ...
    ...
    cheers!
    2019 goals -> CEH (Feb), RHCSA (Dec)


    "It's not good when it's done, it's done when it's good" ~ Danny Carey
  • PC509PC509 Passion For IT Oregon, USPosts: 721Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    shochan said:
    I see this post the last few years...

    I suggest...

    using....these....dot dot dot

    at the end of every sentence...

    because you really don't know what you are going to pass...

    set a goal of at least ONE cert you are going to pass...

    If you can do that, then you are golden...

    don't be disappointed if you fail...

    as they say...

    if all else fails...

    read the directions...

    ...
    ...
    ...
    cheers!

    I'm taking this as a personal attack. :) I over use ellipsis a lot...

    For me in 2019, it'll be an easy year. I'm doing ITILv3 Foundations and eCPPT. I'm taking it easy and writing a book (on Windows 10), reading a few books (2 non-IT non-fiction and 2 fiction), and trying to learn conversational French. Much easier goals than 2018. 
  • Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 Wizard Posts: 721Mod Mod
    Cert_God said:
    I am toying with the idea of doing MBA and LMM and then a few certs in the mix but not sure yet.  If not will probably just knock out 4-5 certs as that is my average. 
    Well you are a cert god after all.
    There are 10 types of people in this world; those who understand binary and those who don't.
  • vaultdweller24vaultdweller24 Posts: 1Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    CAP and CISSP are on my list!  Also taking 18 hours next semester to finish my undergrad.
  • Azt7Azt7 Member Posts: 87Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    CCSP 
    CISM or ISO 27005 Risk Manager

    Certifications : ITIL, MCSA Office 365, MCSE Productivity, AWS CSAA, Azure Architect, CCSK
    Studying for : CCSP 
    2020/2021 : TOGAF - CGEIT
  • plopbangcrashplopbangcrash Member Posts: 74Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Update:  Provisionally passed CISSP-ISSMP, one less concentration to complete next year.
  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Posts: 303Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    DatabaseHead said:
    Even to this day the CCNA can be a career changer.  I am a broken record, but this single cert has assisted so many of my previous co workers from going from the help desk to infrastructure / networking teams.  Of course this was back 10 plus years ago, but I have friends who have younger siblings landing this certification and starting their careers.  

    This one has my respect to the utmost.  

    Yes! I'm hoping this will be my "game changer" as I'm really pressed for time having entered the field at a more mature age than most.

    Thank you for your comment. It's encouraging to me, and I highly appreciate it.
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Senior Member Posts: 2,372Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    edited December 2018
    DatabaseHead said:
    Even to this day the CCNA can be a career changer.  I am a broken record, but this single cert has assisted so many of my previous co workers from going from the help desk to infrastructure / networking teams.  Of course this was back 10 plus years ago, but I have friends who have younger siblings landing this certification and starting their careers.  

    This one has my respect to the utmost.  

    Yes! I'm hoping this will be my "game changer" as I'm really pressed for time having entered the field at a more mature age than most.

    Thank you for your comment. It's encouraging to me, and I highly appreciate it.
    You are certainly welcome and the best part it's the TRUTH.  

    While on the "desk" most people worked their way up from level 1 to level 2 and stalled.  Someone would take roles in a more administrative capacity (Team lead even help desk manager at times or something like desktop support).  We did have a few make it to the SOC and begin to build their security tool kit, but that was about it.  These folks usually had a degree in security or some certification.  

    The computer science folks would get picked up in a myriad of roles, development, systems, management etc....   

    Then you had the folks who would get the CCNA and it never failed they were sucked up so quick either internal if not most certainly external.  These folks went on to do big things as far as I know.  I have a friend named Pete who works at a private company and he has made it all the way up to security architect with A+ and the CCNA.  Sure he is talented, but I'd say the CCNA helped market him.

    Even while working on a managed service effort years later as a project lead I would talk to the employees AKA stakeholders and they stated how they really respected the CCNA and how it was one of the only certifications they acknowledge on the resumes.  This was in discussions about resources they were looking to bring on for a networking, infrastructure project. 

    Keep in mind I have worked for several companies, FTE and contractor and the same reaction throughout all these environments.  Worse case it doesn't hurt or help.

    Truth be told, if I had to do it all over again I would of probably studied my rear off for the CCNA and built a career path that way.  Just saying....
  • meni0nmeni0n Posts: 66Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hopefully I'll be able to do OSCE, eWPT, eCTHP and possible a cloud cert...

    I'm also hoping to start a BS in Cyber Security but that would depend if WGU starts accepting Canadians again otherwise I'd have to go for another competency-based College...
  • ecuisonecuison Member Posts: 121Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Start Masters in CyberSecurity (hopefully fall of 2019), CRISC , AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, full immersion into Python.
    Accomplishments: B.S. - Business (Information Management) | CISSP | CCSP | TOGAF v9.2 Certified | Security + | Network +
    In the 2019 Pipline: CRISC, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Masters in Cybersecurity
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