I'm wondering what to get for my next cert. I'm ultimately wanting a job
in network security/pen-testing, but it looks like I may need to get a
network admin type job first. I see that most people who go for their
CCNA already have a year or more of hands-on work experience with the
routers. I don't have any experience with Cisco at all. I have my
college diploma in Networking and that's about it.
As for the CCNA study materials, I have the following:
- Boson NetSim
- CCNA TestOut
- Sybex CCNA Study Guide - 5th ed
- Sybex CCNA Fast Pass
- A couple CiscoPress books
Would it be reasonable to study on my own for this cert or should I wait
until I (hopefully) get a networking job, then go for the CCNA later? If
so, I'd probably start on my CEH now.