Cert Goal 2011

Daniel333Daniel333 Member Posts: 2,077 ■■■■■■□□□□
I am sure there is a thread around here already. But here are my thoughts for certs for the coming year. Somewhere in there I want to build a Linux from scratch.

Any input? Think it's too much?

11/10 - 70-298 (Earns MCSE: Security)
12/10 - Securing Networks with ASA Foundation
01/11 - Securing Networks with ASA Advanced (earns ASA Specialist Cert)
03/11 - Route
05/11 - Switch
08/11 - Tshoot (Earns CCNP Routing and Switching)
10/11 - CCDA
-Daniel

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  • N2ITN2IT Inactive Imported Users Posts: 7,483 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I just haven't decided yet. I am trying to finish up Net and Sec + before 2011.
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,548 ■■■■■■■■■■
    That'll probably depend on whether you actually do that stuff at work. But you should be fine mate, your good icon_wink.gif
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  • docricedocrice Member Posts: 1,706 ■■■■■■■■■■
    There's a similar thread in the Security Certifications forum:

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/security-certifications/58374-q4-2010-2011-security-cert-objectives.html

    As for me, my certification plans keep evolving based on certain whims (for example, my CCSP plans are going to be adapted to the new CCNP: Security track since the official study material will be available in Q1 of 2011). I'm going to try and round up the CCNP (R&S) and CCDA. The other big ones are the GCIA, GCFW, or GAWN (or all three if I'm willing to become financially broke). The CWNA and CWSP also look attractive.

    So that's four Cisco, two CWNP, and at least one or two GIAC exams for next year. I'll optionally also consider the four CCNP: Security exams. Lots of work ahead...
    Hopefully-useful stuff I've written: http://kimiushida.com/bitsandpieces/articles/
  • brianeaglesfanbrianeaglesfan Member Posts: 130
    The only exams that are definitely on the agenda are:

    70-290
    70-291
    70-680

    Other possibilities include the ITIL v3 Foundations exam and the PMI CAPM exam. Also may start an MBA program if the money is right. We'll see.
    Complete: MSMIS, MBA, EPIC certified
    In progress: CPHIMS, CAPM
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,131 ■■■■■■■■■□
    CCNA Security , CCNP Security
    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 (in-progress)
    Certs: VHL: Advanced+ (completed), OSCP (completed), AZ-500 (failed 1st attempt), eLearnSecurity: eWPT (failed 2x, no further attempts), eLearnSecurity: eCIR (complete), eLearnSecurity: eCTHPv2 (report: awaiting results), eLearnSecurity: eCPTXv2 (Late-Nov)
  • jmritenourjmritenour Member Posts: 565
    Gonna do Security+ by the end of this year. I might get 70-298 in this year as well, or let that slide until early next year.

    70-293 & 70-294 to wrap up MCSE. I believe I'll get +S specialization if I submit my CompTIA transcript to MS as well.

    Beyond that, I'm not sure. I can't decide if I want to go for my CCNA or MCITP:EA, or maybe something with database administration. I might even look into getting MCT status. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it!
    "Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible; suddenly, you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi
  • jaykoolzboyjaykoolzboy Member Posts: 26 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I will finish MCSA 2003, MCITP windows 7 and possibly CCNP security next year.
  • varelgvarelg Banned Posts: 790
    1. MCSA (270, 290, 291 and still deciding whether to go for 680 or an Exchange cert.)
    2. Solaris administrator. The more I look at Solaris, the more I like to get indepth with its features.
    No. 2 takes presedence over No. 1.icon_wink.gif Just not in awe with Windoze but people say it looks good on resume...
  • Repo ManRepo Man Member Posts: 300
    MCSA/E
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7
    Linux +
    ITIL V3 Foundation
  • SabaloSabalo Member Posts: 100
    Aside from pursuing my BS in InfoSec (a minimum of a class every 8 weeks) I will be looking at:

    * CCNA - Security
    * CISSP

    Those are the only two I have decided to do absolutely. I'm also going to be:

    * Mastering Spanish (purchasing Rosetta Stone)
    * Picking up any certs mapped to classes; ex: if a class maps to Project+, I will take the Project+ test.

    Optional Add-Ins:

    * Guitar+ (Basic guitar theory; needed to round out my skills)
    I'm no expert, I'm just a guy with some time, money, and the desire to learn a few things.

    Completed ITILv3 on 11/20, working on College & METEO, reading Classics on my Kindle, organizing my music library with Mediamonkey & TuneUp, trying to lose a wee bit of weight by running, eating less, and lifting weights, planning for my stateside vacation, and wasting time posting on forums.
  • chmodchmod Member Posts: 360 ■■■□□□□□□□
    CCSP is my goal.

    I wil focus on it.
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    At one point there was a thread around here that I started but I am not sure where it went. In that thread I said I wanted to do some MS and as of now, that was put on hold due to some changes at work. Also the sonicwall certs are out as well so...

    LPIC-1: DEC
    WCNA: Late JAN or early FEB 2011
    SSCP: MAR 2011

    After that it depends. I want to do CWNA, C|EH and the Elearnsecurity course BUT the Elearnsecurity course counts for CPEs for ISC2. Now I can't apply those points until I am a full SSCP (or associate). People have said that getting the score back takes quite a bit of time, in addition to the time I will spend finding a sponsor. Another thing is whether or not I do the "Pro" or the "Student" (whenever it comes out). The "Pro" gives you CPEs but the "Student" may not. If I do the "Student" I will go for it very almost right in April and work on that through June, if not then it will have to be sometime after everything is squared away with SSCP so:

    CWNA: 2nd Quarter 2010
    C|EH: 2nd Quarter 2010
    Elearnsecurity: 2nd quarter 2010

    Then there is GSEC. At $900 it is the most expensive test I have on my list for 2011. I will be wrapping up my A.A.S in August of 2011 and I'd like to graduate with this on my resume if time and money permit. So:

    GSEC: August 2010

    That's as far out as I want to look. I'd like to find a new job but I won't be making a huge push for that until after I graduate. There is also a possibility that I try to do LPIC-2 and CWSP but that might be tacking on a bit much. Who knows though.. I don't want to be spread to thin and I want to make sure I understand the material of the test completely. Even if I only get half of this stuff done, I will be very happy if I acquire a decent amount of knowledge. I also will shop around for BS programs.
  • rwmidlrwmidl CISSP, CISM, MCSE, MCSA, MCPxAlot Worldwide AvailabilityMember Posts: 807 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Here is my tentative plan.

    For the remainder of 2010:

    - 70-643

    2011

    - Complete MCITP: EA
    - GCWN (I've put in for training so hopefully it will get approved).
    - ??

    My 2010 was pretty crazy, knocked out 2 of the MCITP: EA tests, knocked out 2 GIAC certs and had a baby (well not me, but my wife). In the fall I may go for my CISSP, but I need to make sure I meet all the requirements for it. I may also decide once the EA is complete is to just take the one test to also add the MCITP: SA to the list.
    CISSP | CISM | ACSS | ACIS | MCSA:2008 | MCITP:SA | MCSE:Security | MCSA:Security | Security + | MCTS
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    For the remainder of 2010
    70-643 Pass that %$^&^%
    70-647 either late December or early January
    CCNA ICND1 Feb or March ICND2 April or May
    After that not sure if I want to do Exchange, SQL, or Sharepoint. maybe all of the above.
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • rogue2shadowrogue2shadow CISSP, GXPN, OSCE, OSCP, OSWP, eMAPT, CEH, CNDA, A+, Network+, Security+ Member Posts: 1,501 ■■■■■■■■□□
    This is the majoris thread:

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/general-certification/59004-2011-certification-plans.html

    For the rest of 2010, I'm just relaxing and slowing going through LPIC-1 material (for the third time maybe?). My major issue now is remembering critical file names and those obscure switches. In my case, and this may not be the case for everyone, anytime I'm asked if I know anything about Linux they kind of just go "okay" whether I answer yes or no so for now I'll study the material but I'll hold on certifying unless I jump into a Linux/Unix admin roll.

    In 2011, I want to study Windows Server architecture, read the WCNA book, re-look at my CCNA Security studies and possibly take the exam (this is more for a renewal/knowledge now than a resumé booster) in March or push to 2012, start my masters program in Cybersecurity in June, and maybe become C|EH by August.

    Overall, 2011 will be the year of gaining security work experience.

  • SabaloSabalo Member Posts: 100
    rwmidl wrote: »
    Here is my tentative plan.

    For the remainder of 2010:

    - 70-643

    My plan for the remainder of 2010 is to slack off and drink caffeine all day. icon_wink.gif I lie. I am working on ITIL, but lazily.
    I'm no expert, I'm just a guy with some time, money, and the desire to learn a few things.

    Completed ITILv3 on 11/20, working on College & METEO, reading Classics on my Kindle, organizing my music library with Mediamonkey & TuneUp, trying to lose a wee bit of weight by running, eating less, and lifting weights, planning for my stateside vacation, and wasting time posting on forums.
  • stuh84stuh84 Member Posts: 503
    Daniel333 wrote: »
    I am sure there is a thread around here already. But here are my thoughts for certs for the coming year. Somewhere in there I want to build a Linux from scratch.

    Any input? Think it's too much?

    11/10 - 70-298 (Earns MCSE: Security)
    12/10 - Securing Networks with ASA Foundation
    01/11 - Securing Networks with ASA Advanced (earns ASA Specialist Cert)
    03/11 - Route
    05/11 - Switch
    08/11 - Tshoot (Earns CCNP Routing and Switching)
    10/11 - CCDA

    Personally if I were you, I'd move TSHOOT to a week after the switch. The closer you do it after ROUTE and SWITCH the better, as its about applying the knowledge you learnt from them, so the more you still have it the better.
    Work In Progress: CCIE R&S Written

    CCIE Progress - Hours reading - 15, hours labbing - 1
  • Forsaken_GAForsaken_GA Member Posts: 4,024
    Next year is all about the CCIE, though work is making noise about room in the training budget to send me through the RHCE class and then exam. Apparently they like having a network engy who's linux knowledgeable

    I've hit all of the goals I set for myself for 2010, though work popped the GSEC on me, so I'm planning to knock that out before the end of the year

    I'm toying with the idea of JNCIA at some point next year as well, depends on how the CCIE studies go
  • SteveO86SteveO86 Member Posts: 1,423
    Goals for 2011.. Let's see.

    Server+ - I figure with my Server/Blade/SAN experience, this should be easy, plus CompTIA tests are usually pretty easy compared to the rest.

    Project+ - I've been thinking of getting into some type of mgmt experience especially since I might learn a few things to help me manage the projects I juggle on a daily basis.

    BCSA (BlackBerry Certified System Administrator) - I'm a big BlackBerry guy, been working a BES for a few years now. This should be a real easy one for me.

    ITIL - Not sure about this, as I mentioned earlier, I've thinking about something that will make me a better project manager.

    CWNA - I'll see how my CWTS test goes, but I've worked with Wi-Fi networks for years, so I'm thinking this one won't be too bad.

    Virtualization - I'd like to get a cert concerning virtualizing but I need to see where my environment goes, I've been managing a VMWare cluster but now my Director is talking about dropping for Hyper-V due to the cost of VMWare. So I need to see where this goes.

    Cisco - I forget all to easy that my main role as Network Analyst is well the network (I manage so much other crap), I want at least one Cisco Cert next year, whether it be my CCDA or a CCSP test.


    That's just me being optimistic, what i actually end up getting next year will be another story, but we shall see. 2010 has been good to me, of course I've spent a lot of time studying. I just hate being so divided in terms of knowledge I kind of envy those people that specialize in one particular technology. (On the other hand, I only get certs that pertain to my job role)
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  • stuh84stuh84 Member Posts: 503
    I think I put in the other thread my goals, but it can't hurt to throw it in again

    CCIP - I need the knowledge for the technologies in this (or at least, I need it for where I want to be in life), and I'm already halfway through studying for QoS so I can see this one being knocked out in the first third of next year.

    CCIE: R&S - My goal is to have the written at least attempted by the end of 2011, if not having already passed it. I put it off initially simply as I didn't feel like my knowledge matched up, and also I want to be able to go straight into practicing for the lab which requires the money for materials, which I simply haven't had this year.

    Those two are definites, I'm also trying to work out in my mind whether to throw in the following

    JNCIS-ENT/SP - I like Juniper a lot, so getting something else of theres would please me, plus I'm liking taking a break in exam style between each one I do. I consistently score about 70% on the practice exams on the Juniper site already and I've not looked at the study material for the exams, so it may be one I can get out the way a lot quicker than I'd expect

    CCNA + CCNP Security - I'm not sure on this one. I do feel like my lack of firewall/security knowledge is hampering my job chances at times, but at the same time, I want to work in a service provider environment eventually, to which I would say getting onto the CCIE sooner rather than later is going to give more advantage for. Still, I may have a try with it and see what happens, this may be one I run alongside the CCIE to give myself breaks.
    Work In Progress: CCIE R&S Written

    CCIE Progress - Hours reading - 15, hours labbing - 1
  • ConstantlyLearningConstantlyLearning Member Posts: 445
    ASA Specialist by the end of this year.

    JNCIA-FWV
    CCDA

    I'd like to get through the following books:

    TCP/IP Illustrated
    TCP/IP Vol 1
    TCP/IP Vol 2
    DNS & Bind
    Hacking Exposed - Cisco Networks
    "There are 3 types of people in this world, those who can count and those who can't"
  • za3bourza3bour Member Posts: 1,062 ■■■■□□□□□□
    For 2010

    Finish 70-647 --> MCITP-EA

    For 2011

    1- Renew my CCNA
    2-MCITP-EMA

    I don't have any idea what to do as well
  • vColevCole Member Posts: 1,574 ■■■■■■■□□□
    • Project+ (for WGU)
    • Security+ (For WGU)
    • MCITP:EA (For WGU)
    • Possibly CCNA or VCP
  • bermovickbermovick Member Posts: 1,134 ■■■■□□□□□□
    First off I have to stop waffling. I swear I've started 4 different studies and abandoned them for a different one.

    With that said though, I'm probably going to try something like

    CCNA:Security (if I don't finish before 2011; $ is only thing stopping me now)
    one or two of MCITP (SA/EA), MCSA, MCSE
    Work on CCNP:Security or CCNP
    * some other security cert to be determined.
    Latest Completed: CISSP

    Current goal: Dunno
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