Cert to take after Security+

ackerman17ackerman17 Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
I took the Security+ test today and passed with a 829. My question is...what is the next logical test to take?

I have been in the IT field for 10+ years, I finally decided to get something on paper that says I know what I say I know.

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  • quinnyflyquinnyfly Posts: 243Member
    If you have been in the security field with that 10 years of experience, why not look at the SSCP or the CISSP. The CASP might also be another option (although some say not just yet, wait till its seriously recognised!). As you have probably found out, there are several security certs, hard part I reckon, is knowing which path you'd like and which one to take.
    The Wings of Technology
  • DarrilDarril Posts: 1,588Member
    Congrats on the pass.

    I agree wih quinnyfly. It depends on how much experience you have, but SSCP and CISSP should be on your list. The CISSP is a very tough exam and many people that pursure it do the SSCP first as a stepping stone. With the security knowledge you gained from the Security+ exam, you'll find that have some of the knowledge for the SSCP but don't take it for granted. It is much harder than the Security+.

    HTH,
  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    ackerman17 wrote: »
    I took the Security+ test today and passed with a 829. My question is...what is the next logical test to take?

    I have been in the IT field for 10+ years, I finally decided to get something on paper that says I know what I say I know.

    10+ years maybe the CASP. You meet the suggested requirements and it's viewed as a very technically challenging certification. You will also be one of few with this certification.

    I wouldn't automatically follow all the trends. And like Quinnfly and Darril mentioned SSCP/CISSP are nice ones as well. Maybe set out to do all 3, that would be a hefty goal but it would show you know security.
  • quinnyflyquinnyfly Posts: 243Member
    Geez, imagine having all three and 10 yrs of experience, how good would that look on any resume?
    The Wings of Technology
  • ackerman17ackerman17 Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for the replies!
  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    Quinn no kidding. If I had 10 years of security experience I would get all 3 mentioned. I mean serious 10 years that's your JOB. I would be all over it.
  • cmitchell_00cmitchell_00 Too many to name Posts: 242Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass! I would really look at what I want to do the next few years. You can look on the web for security related jobs and what certifications that is needed. The normal next step is CISSP or even C|EH which can enhance your knowledge base and bank account. It really depends on where you see yourself in the future for working in regards to the private sector or government areas.

    *Food for thought cost etc...
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) | ISC2 | GoCertify

    Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | EC Council | GoCertify
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