Security Certification Path
CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) was a great program and definitely my favorite certification training thus far (I have alot of certs). Now I am looking for the logical next step for security. CISSP seems to be what alot of employers want, but the CISSPs I meet don't seem knowledgeable at all. I feel like I learned much more than they did with CEH.
I was thinking about taking a cert from Offensive Security (the creators of Kali Linux). The pre-requisite is a course called "Penetration Testing with Kali" It seems similar to CEH so I should be able to breeze through it. What is cool about this course is the testing is all lab based. You get a month or two (however long you pay for the labs) to show competency with Kali Linux. That course doesn't give you a cert, but then it allows you to get the OSCP certification.
The OSCP test is another hands on test where you submit a pen test for a company they build in the lab. If you do the pen test correctly, you pass the cert. It's a 24 hour exam which IMO is more realistic then multiple choice. In the real world you perform work, not answer multiple choice questions.
Links here for
Penetration Testing with Kali
This is probably the most reasonable pricing I have ever seen for any certification. $800 for a complete course, lab access, and certification test. Not to mention it is only $60 to retake which is awesome.
No thoughts? advice?