Passed the Sec+ today!!

waltawwaltaw Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
Thanks to all of you guys suggetions over the last two months. I now have my first Cert!! The next certs I am looking at are the CISSP, CCNA, and MCP. Any suggestions?[/b]

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on the pass icon_thumright.gif

    What are you doing now, and what do you want to be doing in the future?

    There's no right choice, and there are plenty of opportunities regardless of which route you decide to go. Be sure to check out the CISSP requirements because you will only be able to become an associate until you meet those.
  • waltawwaltaw Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am currently looking for work and hope this cert will help. I have my Degree in ISS, but no certs and little experience.

    My Goal is to become an Information Security Specialist/information security engineer/security administrator. I know they are all closely related, but security of some sort is where I hope to perfect my trade!
  • mog27mog27 Member Posts: 302
    Well you can't do CISSP yet because you don't have any experience; that requires 5 years minus 1 with your sec+ and I believe another one with your degree so you would need 3 years experience before going for it.
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    mog27 wrote:
    Well you can't do CISSP yet because you don't have any experience; that requires 5 years minus 1 with your sec+ and I believe another one with your degree so you would need 3 years experience before going for it.

    Like I said in my post, there's nothing to stop you from taking the test and becoming an associate. It will be a good experience, and may help you get a security-related job. You just won't get the CISSP designation until you fulfill the requirements. https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/content.cgi?category=1334

    Also, I believe you need a security-related degree in order to take another year off. They talk about this in that link I included earlier.
  • LunchbocksLunchbocks Senior Member FloridaMember Posts: 319 ■■■■□□□□□□
    The CCNA is always a good exam for anyone wanting to get into the networking field. From what I see, many employers realize that the CCNA is a rough exam, and to pass you have to have a pretty good grasp of networking. My CCNA helped me even though I am not currently working on Cisco gear.

    LB
    Degree: Liberty University - B.S Computer Science (In Progress)
    Current Certs: CCENT | MCTS | Network+
    Currently Working On: Security+
    2020 Goals: CCNA, CCNP Security, Linux+


  • waltawwaltaw Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the info!

    I'm having a hard time finding entry-level security jobs. Does anyone know why that is? Am I the only oneseeing this?
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