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    Default (picking certifications) No experience. taking 3 months off to study

    Im a recent business grad that is looking to go into infosec. After not getting accepted to the only job that would consider hiring someone with no technical experience, I have decided to take 3 months off (no work, just studying) to teach myself python and get some certifications under my belt before looking again.
    With that in mind, what certificates would be the best use of my time.
    These are the ones i had in mind, in order but obviously im open to suggestions
    1. Comp TIA A+
    2. GSEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials
    3. Comp TIA Network +
    4. Comp TIA security +
    5. CEH
    6. CISSP

    Not sure what I will be able to crank out in 3 months. I was hoping at least 2 as well as becoming proficient in python.
    Any other advice in the info sec career path is also much appreciated.
    Thanks
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    That's a lot of stuff to do in 3 months. The CISSP you need to prove at least 5 years of work experience to get this certification. I'm not sure about the GSEC, either. Start with Security+, get your feet wet. Don't even bother with A+.
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    Python is excellent, but unless someone is a developer it is more like an added value skill. For example, I use python a lot for server side/linux scripting.
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