Im new! Seems like a great forum community you got going here. Everyone seems really nice so a credit to you all!
Now onto the serious stuff. I have been in IT now for about 5 years, im currently 24. I look after the entire cisco network at work, including the IDS's, PIX, VPN, routers and switches. I have just completed my CCNA, and am currently doing the IPS module out of CCSP. Im going to get my CCSP as work are paying for a few modules. I pressume the CCSP will take me 6 months.
I have always know I wanted to work in IT, with computers/networks but was never quite sure exactly what area. I now know. Its pen testing. Its really sparked something inside me and has me excited to learn again.
So, along with the CCSP, I would like to start another cert, but I am not sure which one. I have looked at CEH, CPTP, CISSP, and OSCP, but am really unsure which way to go. I know I will need to wait a couple more years before I can sit the CISSP as I need 5 years in security to sit that (only have 3 years under my belt). So out of CEH, CPTP, and OSCP, can anyone make any recommendations?
Also I have a rather large cisco lab (8 routers, 6 switches, PIX, IPS, Call managers, Phones, and the list goes on) at home to practice on if that helps people advise me.