Security+ Certification expires next year

Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
Good day everyone, I am currently in the process of pursuing my Cisco CCNA certification, but I have a question. My Security+ and Network+ certs are to expire in 2014. Without researching it further, and I could be wrong, but I remember reading that there are ways to get continuing education credit and not have to take the exam again to re-certify. Is this correct? If so, can someone give me some sites, suggestions, or a listing of where I can go to get the continuing education? Thanks in advance for any helpful insights.

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  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Can you do the CCNA then CCNA-Sec prior to the expiration date? If so, you could use those 2 certs to renew both your CompTIA certs for an addition 3 years. It'd also move you further in your career.
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • bigdogzbigdogz Member Posts: 882 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If you took your exam prior to the CompTia program starting this year then the certs are for life. There was a point in time where you could renew/upgrade to the CE program and pay the AMF and add the CEU's. Just make sure to pay the AMF and have notes in case of an audit.
    If you are not in the world of iTunes, you can use podcasts from TWIT TV. TWiT Live - netcasts you love, from people you trust These are on iTunes as well.

    Other ways of obtaining CEU's /CPE's:
    -Webinars
    -Reading books
    -Studying for an exam
    -Attending Security / Networking (ie: Cisco or Juniper) meetings. You may have to pay for membership. In some cases, local chapters
    may charge a fee. You company may support your effors or you can write it off on your taxes if you do not use the EZ form.
    - ISSA https://www.issa.org/
    - Cisco User group https://communities.cisco.com/community/technology/collaboration/usergroups
    - Tweets from Juniper https://twitter.com/JNETCommunity


    Info for CEU's
    CompTIA Continuing Education Program

    I hope this helps!

    Regards,
    bigdogz
  • Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    Can you do the CCNA then CCNA-Sec prior to the expiration date? If so, you could use those 2 certs to renew both your CompTIA certs for an addition 3 years. It'd also move you further in your career.

    Is that recognized by Comptia as a way to "renew" or have continuing Ed??? It has always been my mindset to get my CCNA, then go after the initial CCNA-Sec, which is one test....and then transition into the three certs for CCNP. Can anyone else verify this?
  • bigdogzbigdogz Member Posts: 882 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Yes. CompTia will renew so you can keep your credentials. For Cisco you have to recert, upgrade, or go sideways in certification.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    http://www.comptia.org/Libraries/Certification_Documents/CE_FAQ.sflb.ashx
    Their overall policy

    CE Program: Renewing Through Other Certifications
    Cliffnotes of what you want.

    CCNA will renew Net+.
    CCNA-Sec will renew Net+ and Sec+.
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    bigdogz wrote: »
    If you took your exam prior to the CompTia program starting this year then the certs are for life. There was a point in time where you could renew/upgrade to the CE program and pay the AMF and add the CEU's. Just make sure to pay the AMF and have notes in case of an audit.
    If you are not in the world of iTunes, you can use podcasts from TWIT TV. TWiT Live - netcasts you love, from people you trust These are on iTunes as well.

    Other ways of obtaining CEU's /CPE's:
    -Webinars
    -Reading books
    -Studying for an exam
    -Attending Security / Networking (ie: Cisco or Juniper) meetings. You may have to pay for membership. In some cases, local chapters
    may charge a fee. You company may support your effors or you can write it off on your taxes if you do not use the EZ form.
    - ISSA https://www.issa.org/
    - Cisco User group https://communities.cisco.com/community/technology/collaboration/usergroups
    - Tweets from Juniper https://twitter.com/JNETCommunity


    Info for CEU's
    CompTIA Continuing Education Program

    I hope this helps!

    Regards,
    bigdogz

    Thanks,

    I will check into this.
  • Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    http://www.comptia.org/Libraries/Certification_Documents/CE_FAQ.sflb.ashx
    Their overall policy

    CE Program: Renewing Through Other Certifications
    Cliffnotes of what you want.

    CCNA will renew Net+.
    CCNA-Sec will renew Net+ and Sec+.

    So, another question. If I am able to get the CCNA-Sec cert before the expiration of the Comptia certs, what is the best route to inform them of that?
  • bigdogzbigdogz Member Posts: 882 ■■■■■■■■□□
    You have the CCENT. Take the ICND2 for your CCNA exam and then take the 640-554 IINS.
  • Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    bigdogz wrote: »
    You have the CCENT. Take the ICND2 for your CCNA exam and then take the 640-554 IINS.


    Yeah that's what I intend to do. Reading the links that a lot of you have helped me with...the Network+ that I have falls under the Security+. So anything I do in regards to getting the CCNA-Sec, will validate the CE for Security+ and by default Network+. I also found out I hadn't signed my code of ethics (which I just did) and I will need to pay the renewal fees, which I will do soon.

    Hey thanks for all of your helpful insights and links. I really do appreciate this.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Honestly, I'm studying for my CCENT now and haven't gone past my CompTIA trio yet. I'm not 100% sure the route to go - but I'm pretty sure it should be easy to send CompTIA your Cisco transcript. Then you'll probably just ahve to pay the CE fee and the rest will be done automatically.

    However, I'm not too sure since I haven't crossed that bridge yet, (SOON tho hopefully!!)
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
  • Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    Honestly, I'm studying for my CCENT now and haven't gone past my CompTIA trio yet. I'm not 100% sure the route to go - but I'm pretty sure it should be easy to send CompTIA your Cisco transcript. Then you'll probably just ahve to pay the CE fee and the rest will be done automatically.

    However, I'm not too sure since I haven't crossed that bridge yet, (SOON tho hopefully!!)

    Good luck on whichever certs you go after....you look very young, and great to be young and have yourself focused! That is the key to stay focused and don't give up.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Thanks! I'm trying my best to stay focused!
    Goals for 2018:
    Certs: RHCSA, LFCS: Ubuntu, CNCF CKA, CNCF CKAD | AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Solutions Architect Pro, AWS Certified Security Specialist, GCP Professional Cloud Architect
    Learn: Terraform, Kubernetes, Prometheus & Golang | Improve: Docker, Python Programming
    To-do | In Progress | Completed
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