I'm a graduating university student taking up BS Computer Science with a specialization in Network Engineering, so I'm currently immersed in CCNA and am about to take the cert exam this month. I've decided to focus my career in Cyber Security. I've seen that Pro certifications, such as CISSP, is considered a solid proof of one's experience and working knowledge in this field.
However, there are SO MANY of them. And I have absolutely NO IDEA where to start considering how a training course alone costs gold; including a single attempt for a cert exam. SANS charge 5-6 THOUSAND dollars for a single class! :(
Now, I'm undecided whether I should still pursue the CCNA R&S > CCNA Security > CCNP Security since it seems too restrictive given that it's too vendor specific.
Currently considering: CCNA R&S > CCNA/P Sec > Security+ > CEH > GSEC > CISSP Associate > CISSP
I want to one day be CISSP certified.
- What do you recommend as the most affordable and relevant roadmap I should undertake for the next 5-6 years upon graduating?
- How did you start your career? At what age did you start?
- And how can I find an entry-level InfoSec job, if most infosec jobs requires at least 2 years work experience?
*Disclaimer: I know that certs aren't a solid proof of one's expertise and is only paper, but just to place this post into context, I'd rather take cert exams to deliberately build a solid knowledge base, be recognized, and make the path fun by gamifying things with rewards(cert papers).