My other question is this, I've been in the IT field now for 7 years with the past 1 1/2 years being in the infosec side of IT (Managing IPS/Firewalls/Anti-Virus/Web filters/SIEM, etc..) But I don't have any real pen testing experience to go along with that.
I've administrated a Windows/VMware/Cisco/CheckPoint network, but is that going to prepare me enough to even attempt the OSCP? I have some linux knowledge and really no coding experience except from college way back.
I'm going to attempt the CEH first, but what I'm concerned with is being ill prepared to start the OSCP after that. This is something I really want to attempt to get the hands on knowledge of pen-testing, but I want to make sure its the wise thing to do at the time.