What Cert will help me finally break into cyber security?
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I am having a bit of a pickle here and I would love to hear some peoples advice on this topic.
To make things quick I have been in IT for close to 6 years with 3 of those years being in networking (network analyst)
I have been wanting to get into cyber security (at this point I don't care what it is red team, blue team, auditing etc.)
but I just can't seem to get an interview let alone a call back. I've had my ccna in security and ccnp in R&S but in the past year and a half I received my security+, cysa+ and CEH. I felt like getting my CEH would show companies that I mean business and hopefully bring something to the table that other candidates might not have, but it didn't really get me anywhere in my journey. So my question is what other cert could I get or what can I do to finally break into cyber security? I've been thinking GCIH cause the cissp will require ALOT more time to prep and I don't want to take the test without some cyber experience (as you need at least 5 years and I would hate to take it, pass it and still not have a security position). Thanks for the feedback!
Also, even though you don't have a security type role, I'm sure there are functions of your job that does tie into cybersecurity. Make sure to highlight and elaborate on those tasks. For example, my last job before getting into cybersecurity I did application integration (app packaging, app deployment, app configuration, vulnerability remediation and some other things). I made sure to highlight a lot of the areas that I was involved with when it came to vulnerability remediation. I also highlighted any apps I was involved with that was related to security (mcafee, proofpoint, qualys, and so on).
Post up a sanitized copy of your resume and let the community assist you.
2020: GCIP | GCIA
2021: GRID | GDSA | Pentest+
2022: GMON | GDAT
2023: GREM | GSE | GCFA
WGU BS IT-NA | SANS Grad Cert: PT&EH | SANS Grad Cert: ICS Security | SANS Grad Cert: Cyber Defense Ops | SANS Grad Cert: Incident Response
Security+, eJPT, CySA+, PenTest+,
Cisco CyberOps, GCIH, VHL,
In progress: OSCP
Security Engineer/Analyst/Geek, Red & Blue Teams
OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK
2021 goals: maybe AWAE or SLAE, bunch o' courses and red team labs?
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