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    Question SSCP in the pocket, what next?

    Hello everyone,

    I received my SSCP and want to move onto a new certification. I want to have vendor-neutral, technical and practical certification. That's why management certs like CISSP and ITIL are out of my scope.

    What would you suggest me to take? I feel GCIH can be a correct step, but can not be sure.
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    CEH from EC-Council is a little more technical.
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    In addition to the CEH, consider a CISA. I guess it depends on what you are most interested in...
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    I don't think CEH is as reputable as it was before. And it is unnecessarily expensive.

    When I looked at the contents, GCIH seemed much closer to CEH compared to other certs. As far as I see, CISA consists paperwork duties where GICH is focusing on hands-on incident handling.

    Am I right, or am I missing something here?
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    It really depends on what you really would like to do. Those are the cheapest certs that I can think of that follow the wants that you have.
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    Thank you everyone.

    What do you guys think about GSEC? Would it be too entry level? I even think about going with the OSCP certification, but I'm not sure I have the skillset enough. I've been in the field for 12 years, but only the last 4 years I've been working security oriented.
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    Can I ask how long you studied for the SSCP and how was the exam itself. Any particular domains to concentrate on without breaking NDA.

    Thanks and congrats on the pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infosec85 View Post
    Can I ask how long you studied for the SSCP and how was the exam itself. Any particular domains to concentrate on without breaking NDA.

    Thanks and congrats on the pass.
    Thank you.

    I studied for around 3 months. I used Daryl Gibson's book. The exam itself was not as hard as I imagined. Just be sure you understand all the domains by reading about them on other sources (books, websites, videos etc), and not just answering the chapter quizzes.

    During the exam, I did not see even one question that even close to any question that I saw before. All questions were unique.

    Hope the best for you.
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    as well as the end of chapter tests there was a cd from another company. Are they even close to the difficulty of the real exam? ( NDA in mind )

    cheers
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    It may only give you an idea.
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    I used Darill Gibson book only. But I would have suggested at least a fast review of the SSCP CBK, as there is a few question that Darill's book does not cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurzon View Post
    Thank you everyone.

    What do you guys think about GSEC? Would it be too entry level? I even think about going with the OSCP certification, but I'm not sure I have the skillset enough. I've been in the field for 12 years, but only the last 4 years I've been working security oriented.

    GSEC doesn't make sense with the SSCP. However, the CSA+ is doable as well. But, the CASP is a step up.
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    CSA+ or CCNA Cyber OPS. Booth are quite technical. CASP I found similar to SSCP in many chapters. Personally I'm impressed with CCNA Cyber OPS - very good cert for Blue Team. Covering security, network, incident handling and many other skills
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