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    Default Security+ and then?

    Going to do security+ shortly, and I am likely to continue in security certifications--I was thinking I might do i-net+ to get CIW associate level and then do CIW-Security.

    Any other suggestions?
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    CIW-Security is an option indeed. Personally I'd go for the CCSA or SSCP exam.
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    I'm afraid I don't qualify for SSCP as my job is not technically security related? CCSA is a vendor certification -- does it cover Check Point products primarily? I'm not familiar with the company and can't seem to find much training text online.
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    Yes, it is pretty vendor specific, but read the following post and notice the first paragraph:
    www.techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4642
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    I don't see any evidence that the security industry knows that the CIW certs exist. You should give higher priority to obtaining certs that are well-known in the industry that you are interested in working.

    If you want to stay vendor neutral, then you should favor the SSCP (https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/content.cgi?category=20). If you don't have the one-year of work experience required, then have a look at the SCNP (http://www.securitycertified.net/SCN...ifications.htm) and the GSEC (http://www.giac.org/subject_certs.php#GSEC). Of these three, the GSEC seems to be the most well-known, but the SSCP is a good stepping stone towards the CISSP (https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/content.cgi?category=19).

    Probably the most recognised vendor-specific security cert is Cisco's CCSP (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/learning/...type_home.html).
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