Certification Goals 2020

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  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,132 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Metaldave said:
    These threads always make me feel lazy! I dunno how some of you guys are able to knock out so many exams! I tip my hat to you all! I'll be happy if I get CEH and the practical exam done in 2020. 
    @Metaldave, the idea is to help write out your goals and to keep each other accountable/inspired. It is purely a motivational experience in having a group of like minded people to be excited in writing out goals. Of course it is a lot harder to complete said goals than to write them out. But it is always fun to see people complete goals/certs during the year and see them write about their experience in obtaining said goal. Those written experiences also help others obtain similar goals or within their own personal goals. 

    Life is fun when we are congratulating each other for accomplished goals, no matter the size of that goal. 
    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)
  • JD20JD20 Member Member Posts: 66 ■■■□□□□□□□
    CCNP Enterprise
  • DFTK13DFTK13 Member Posts: 176 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It really makes a significant difference when others like you are going through the same struggles and challenges and this forum allows for encouragement and insights to help us stay motivated.
    Certs: CCNA(200-301), Network+, A+, LPI Linux Essentials
    Goals: CCNP Enterprise(ENCOR + ENARSI), AWS CSA - Associate, Azure AZ-104, Become better at python, learn docker and kubernetes

    Degree: A.S. Network Administration
    Pursuing: B.S. in I.T. Web and Mobile Development Concentration
  • thomas_thomas_ CompTIA N+/S+/L+ CCNA R&S CCNP R&S/Enterprise/Collab Member Posts: 956 ■■■■■■■□□□
    My goal is to get CCNP collaboration before the new program starts.
  • MetaldaveMetaldave Member Posts: 102 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Guys apologies if my post came off negative, it was actually the opposite in my mind as I posted. I find people’s aspirations and goals inspiring! It’s a reflection on myself! My heart has to be completely committed so I usually keep my hopes for achievement low, that way I’ll make sure I at least do that much, for instance I just took the CISSP 2 weeks ago after I don’t know how many years of telling myself to do it!
  • LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK Member Posts: 515 ■■■■■■■■□□
    edited December 2019
    Love these threads, and hope to post my own goals soon. It's just too early yet...not only is my budget at work awaiting approval yet, but there may be changes, and I'm not actually done with 2019 yet, either!

    Security Engineer/Analyst/Geek, Red & Blue Teams
    OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK
    2020 goals: AWS Security Specialty, maybe AWAE or SLAE, CISSP-ISSAP?
  • scascscasc Member Posts: 333 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Reached that point where I want to retire from certs :). I will do AWS Security speciality Q1 next year, maybe Azure security engineer later on also. If SANS 545 brings the cert out that would be good. Nothing left to do but fine tune hands on skills in the cloud for me.
    MSc, BSc (Hons), AWS CSA, C-CISO, CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GSTRT, GSNA, GDSA, GCSA, GCCC, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, TOGAF, CISMP
  • DogstailDogstail Member Posts: 11 ■■■□□□□□□□
    scasc said:
    Reached that point where I want to retire from certs :). I will do AWS Security speciality Q1 next year, maybe Azure security engineer later on also. If SANS 545 brings the cert out that would be good.
    That sounds great,maybe it is time to make plans for future.
  • mic_check08mic_check08 Registered Users Posts: 2 ■■□□□□□□□□
    For 2020, I am finally get serious about being certified. I will be taking CompTIA core: IT Fundamentals+, A+, Network+, Security+
    Bachelors of Science: Electrical Engineering|Bachelors of Science: Computer Engineering|North Carolina A&T State University| ITIL V3 Foundation
  • scascscasc Member Posts: 333 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Dogstail said:
    scasc said:
    Reached that point where I want to retire from certs :). I will do AWS Security speciality Q1 next year, maybe Azure security engineer later on also. If SANS 545 brings the cert out that would be good.
    That sounds great,maybe it is time to make plans for future.
    Absolutely, about moving forward now with life. Maybe try getting a role in a different country, experience something different - higher on priority list. If not, then move house for a growing family and continue developing my consultancy business.
    MSc, BSc (Hons), AWS CSA, C-CISO, CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GSTRT, GSNA, GDSA, GCSA, GCCC, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, TOGAF, CISMP
  • DZA_DZA_ Untitled. Member Posts: 438 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Realistically, I'll try to aim for CCSP one more time, anything else is cheddar. 
  • AE_00RAE_00R Member Posts: 2 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Network Pentester (PTS , PTP ..) and ARES... , python + assembly  >:) 

     
  • eitaneitan Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    CEH, CEPT, CISSP, finish all of freecodecamp.com's content, and make a few cool projects in python...then I want to settle in to linux kernel development, but I doubt that this will happen in 2020....
  • PC509PC509 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USMember Posts: 801 ■■■■■■□□□□
    State of Oregon Divorce+, Linux+ (taking the exam to prove I know the material, learning it as a personal goal), Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator.

    Anything else that comes along (beta tests, work required tests, etc.) are just extra. 
  • eitaneitan Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    ROFL! Not too sure about that first one...I hear salaries aren't too hot.... :D
  • MitMMitM Member Posts: 622 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I have no cloud certs currently, but the only cert I'd really like to complete in 2020 right now is AWS Security Specialty and maybe Azure Security

    All other studying will be CCIE Security related and other various security topics
  • dspohnholtzdspohnholtz Registered Users Posts: 7 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm looking at knocking out my CASP and PMP since I can get my company to pay for it. Outside of that I am wrapping up my Computer Science degree, so I should stay pretty busy! 
  • wd40wd40 CISA, eJPT, MCP, MCTS, CompTIA x 6 Member Posts: 1,016 ■■■■□□□□□□
    OSCP for Next year, I purchased eWPT in 2015 and eCPPT in 2016 and completed none of them, because they had an open lab and exam date that does not expire, I don't need them for my Job and I was Lazy.

    2 weeks ago I purchased PWK which has a 90 day limit for the Lab so I will really have to study for it in that time frame...

    I finished 20 Hours of study so far which is more than what I did since January.
  • g33k247g33k247 Junior Member Member Posts: 7 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Working on MCSA: Server 2016 (70-743), AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals, OSCP, and KLCP for 2020!
    Goals: MCSA Server 2016 (70-743), AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals, OSCP, KLCP.
  • roninkaironinkai Senior Member San DiegoMember Posts: 305 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I really need to wrap up ISSAP. I got bored of certs and studying, but this needs to get in the rear view before I start on something else. After that, it's probably a PMP specialization.
    浪人 MSISA:WGU
    ICP-FDO ▪ CISSP ▪ ECES ▪ CHFI ▪ CNDA ▪ CEH ▪ MCSA/MCITP ▪ MCTS ▪ S+
    2020 Level Up Goals: (1) DevSecOps Learning Path (2) OSCP
  • ChitownjediChitownjedi Chasing down my dreams. Member Posts: 578 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Here we go:

    AWS: SA
    OSCP
    SABSA (If I can get organization to pay for the required training course.)
    AWS: Security Specialty if SABSA funding falls through
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,132 ■■■■■■■■■□
    wd40 said:
    OSCP for Next year, I purchased eWPT in 2015 and eCPPT in 2016 and completed none of them, because they had an open lab and exam date that does not expire, I don't need them for my Job and I was Lazy.

    2 weeks ago I purchased PWK which has a 90 day limit for the Lab so I will really have to study for it in that time frame...

    I finished 20 Hours of study so far which is more than what I did since January.
    You are causing me to reevaluate my position :) I too have several purchases from eLearnSecurity (WAPTv3, ARES, IHRP) that I have not cracked open. Money is going to be tight next year and I may have to finish these in the mean time. I have to finish OSCP as well, been doing it on and off for a year now, failing multiple times. My fault since I got into red teaming and cloud studies and didn't properly put in the time for PWK/OSCP. 
    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)
  • LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK Member Posts: 515 ■■■■■■■■□□
    edited January 3
    I've been pretty heavy into learning and earning with certifications over the past 3 years. This year, I made a list and it was insane, so I had to do some re-evaluating about my approach for the future. I'm running low on certs immediately useful on my resume, and options I want to learn tend to be the more expensive ones anymore. And my backlog of projects, one-off free courses, tutorials, tools, and online labs is way out of hand. So, with all of that in mind, I decided to give myself some cert options to be flexible, and build in more "free play" time to do all the fun things sitting in my backlog. (More detail on this is here: https://www.terminal23.net/2020/01/02/learning-and-training-goals-for-2020/)
    AWS Security Specialty - This has been the goal for my Q3/4 2019 push through cloud certs (AWS CCP, CCSK, AWS SAA). This is my priority and the only thing I'm really set on getting right now. Has work, job, and playtime benefits. Part hands-on-keyboard, part book/course study.
    One of these: CISSP-ISSAP, CCSP, CSSLP - I've long had my CISSP, and with the new annual fees structure, it sort of makes sense to look at adding another one. My main problem here is that I'm skeptical I'll learn a ton from these and they only really help for specific job roles. Chances are I will do the ISSAP unless something (job opportunities!) changes my mind. Entirely book study for me.
    One of these: AWAE (OSWE) or SLAE - I've long had the OSCE on my wish list, and the SLAE is on my preparation path for it. The AWAE is new and also on the wish list now. I probably cannot do both in one year (and do other things!), but I really should at least start one this year. Entirely hands-on-keyboard time.
    SANS course (as yet unapproved) - My preference is SEC 599, but this is contingent on work budget approval.
    From there, I have a huge backlog of things to do that are not worth sharing here, from online labs, courses, HTB, podcasts, youtube watch list, pocket backlog, and my own personal to-do list, I have plenty to pick and learn from.

    Security Engineer/Analyst/Geek, Red & Blue Teams
    OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK
    2020 goals: AWS Security Specialty, maybe AWAE or SLAE, CISSP-ISSAP?
  • dirtscoutdirtscout Member Posts: 7 ■■■□□□□□□□
    chrisone said:

    You are causing me to reevaluate my position :) I too have several purchases from eLearnSecurity (WAPTv3, ARES, IHRP) that I have not cracked open. Money is going to be tight next year and I may have to finish these in the mean time. I have to finish OSCP as well, been doing it on and off for a year now, failing multiple times. My fault since I got into red teaming and cloud studies and didn't properly put in the time for PWK/OSCP. 
    I recently purchased IHRP and DFIR and I feel you. From what i've read briefly... the opinons on IHRP are more negative than I would have imagined. Really troubling me.
  • LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK Member Posts: 515 ■■■■■■■■□□
    COVID-19 really put a damper on my goals for 2020, in more than one way!

    Security Engineer/Analyst/Geek, Red & Blue Teams
    OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK
    2020 goals: AWS Security Specialty, maybe AWAE or SLAE, CISSP-ISSAP?
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,132 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Its actually given me more time to work on certs. Working remotely and on certs\course I already had paid for in the past. 
    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)
  • nevermorenevermore Member Posts: 39 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Targeting ISSAP and CRISC this year.  Will see how it goes...
    Obtained:
    • CISSP/ISSAP/ISSMP, CISM, GISP, CEH
    • M.S. Information Security and Assurance Norwich University
    • B.S. Cybersecurity UMUC
    In Queue: PMP, CCSP, CRISC



  • yoba222yoba222 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,199 ■■■■■■■■□□
    yoba222 said:
    OSCP or eCPPT . . . I think the eCPPT will be more useful day-to-day for me right now but both are on my list. So for 2020:
    1) eCPPT, mainly for learning value
    2) CISSP, just in case my job situation becomes unstable and I need to move on.

    Will save OSCP for either early 2021 or late 2020. As far as training/courses, maybe some AWS and I haven't been coding lately so some of that.
    My company ended up choosing OSCP for me, so 3 months into that. Averaging about 12 hours per week and I'm halfway through the new material. If I squeeze CISSP in at the end of the year I'll be on target. OSCP has been a lesson in endurance for me and I don't think I've sunk as many hours into any other cert to date.
    A+, Network+, CCNA, LFCS,
    Security+, eJPT, CySA+, PenTest+,
    Cisco CyberOps, GCIH, VHL,
    In progress: OSCP
  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 1,767 ■■■■■■■■■□
    How have you guys been doing with your goals? I knocked out both AZ-900 and GDSA in Q1. I wanted to do AZ-500, but have not been able to concentrate during corona and the unrest back home in the States. Started focusing more on meditation and leisure reading as of late which has been helpful. Maybe I'll jump back on certs later this year, but the motivation isn't there at the moment. 
    Alphabet soup: CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, GDSA, GPEN, GCIA, GCIH, GCCC, CEH, Azure Fundamentals, Azure Security Engineer Associate, ITIL 4 Foundation, and more.

    2020 goals: AZ-900, AZ-500, GDSA, ITILv4

    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
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