I was planning on taking CCNA this year, have the voucher but have had a hard time getting motivated to do it. I keep getting drawn back into web and mobile app security learning. I may schedule and sit the exam and throw the dice but I'm finding exam preparation keeps eluding me.
I'm probably going to do GCIH in Orlando so I can Mentor it internally for my organization, but other than that I plan on focusing on appsec exclusively. I'm finishing up Mile2's CSWAE now and plan on doing the exam in January. After that, I'm not sure what I'm going to do next. I have CSTP and CAST on my radar (from a previous EH-net Fishnet contest) and if they ever actually hold their scheduled Tampa class I'll sit that. I'm highly considering some independent coursework at my local college or a masters degree just so I can steal some time back from my wife so I have time for code. More than anything, that's what I need.
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Plan on finishing up the OSCP. CCNA and CCNA Sec and taking the CCNP routing class in the fall and in order to pass the class you have to pass the 642-902 ROUTE. I also want to get a Microsoft cert to get my MCSA sec going, maybe xp or windows 7.
After that, things get interesting. My heart says go for CCIE:S but my head says do CCNP R/S. There is also the issue of my desire to do CWNA and CWSP. I also want to do linux+ (since I am taking a linux course for school) but that may have to wait. What would help me the most at my job would be CCNP R/S (along with CCNP:S and OSCP) then some sans courses.
Going to attempt the mile2 CPTE but probably will not make that a major goal. It depends on how the course pans out. So far I am a little unimpressed with the content (out-of-date). For next year it really depends on if I move from contractor to FTE at the job. Then I will gear it towards their requirements, which may mean CISSP. Personally I would love to shoot for OSCP but I think I am a bit weak in some of the pre-reqs so I may end up focusing on strengthening my scripting skills and work some of my pen testing lab VMs until I think I am comfortable enough to go for the class and exam.
So Job wise: CISSP (possibly) maybe GCIH Career wise: OSCP
Going to work on CSWAE (that I won in the Mile2 giveaway.)
Also going through the updates in eCPPT's materials (I LOVE lifetime access to a course! One BIG benefit to eLearn's program...,) and actually taking the exam, if things line up this year (car accident, last time around, put me out of commission for a bit.)
Then we'll see what else is in-store. Have a lot of ideas, but have to see how schedule is going to work out, this year.
Either way, should be a fun year!
~ hayabusa ~
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