I am currently working as a Network Engineer. I currently have A+/N+/S+ CCNA and CCNA:S and I am currently working on CCNP and CCNP:S. I have 5 years of IT experience (about a 8 months as a Network Engineer and 1 year as a Network Security Admin). I have some experience in windows and linux (very little) as well as BSD. I have worked with Cisco, sonicwall and windows firewalls as well as a many different switch and router brands. After I finish those two I want to start working on actual Infosec certifications. Basically somethings to round me out before I go full steam ahead into CCIE:S (which is changing this year so I want to wait until new material somes out). I am quite interested in Wireless networking. CWNA/CWSP interest me quite a bit but I am having second thoughts due to the popularity level of the certs. I'd like to hit a SANS exam but I am somewhat broke. OSCP interest me as well and would be closer to reasonable for me to pay for but I would need to wait until I am done with school (so about October/November). I have the elearnsecurity course (student not pro). Linux+ interest me. CISSP is very popular around here (and everywhere else) but it does not interest me at all.
Anyone have any other suggestions? For those who have made the leap from Network Engineering to Security what skillset did you have and what certs/study materials helped you build that skillset?
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