CISSP



  • I passed my CISSP test yesterday. I'm so glad that's over with.



  • @irj said in CISSP:

    I passed my CISSP test yesterday. I'm so glad that's over with.

    👏



  • @irj said in CISSP:

    I passed my CISSP test yesterday. I'm so glad that's over with.

    Congratulations!



  • Congrats!



  • I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +



  • @irj nice going!



  • @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?



  • @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?

    I figure that if I want to be a cyber security architect. I better know networking inside and out. I am not starting from scratch as I have Network + and CISSP itself has alot of networking in it.



  • @irj said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?

    I figure that if I want to be a cyber security architect. I better know networking inside and out. I am not starting from scratch as I have Network + and CISSP itself has alot of networking in it.

    You probably wouldn't learn much from a CCNA except for how to do it the Cisco way on Cisco devices. Not a terrible skill to acquire, but maybe not helpful in the long term for your goals.



  • @kelly Well I guess if you don't see yourself using cisco any time soon, then questions is what next to continue with networking?



  • @jmoore said in CISSP:

    @kelly Well I guess if you don't see yourself using cisco any time soon, then questions is what next to continue with networking?

    I am not aware of any vendor agnostic high level certifications in networking. It really depends on what level of networking we're talking about. Higher than CCNA or equivalent is getting into some very specialized skill sets that might be more than is needed for a CSA.



  • @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    I don't recommend it... if your goal isn't specifically what it does. Cisco is the only high end networking cert, but most people only talk about going for entry level Cisco certs that are totally garbage. Once you are talking CCIE, there isn't anything else out there.



  • @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?

    Is there anything not covered by the Network+, though?



  • @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?

    Is there anything not covered by the Network+, though?

    From what I remember (from a few years ago), there was more information about routing protocols and such on CCNA. I will say most of the CCNA though was how to configure Cisco devices for [insert network function here].



  • @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?

    Is there anything not covered by the Network+, though?

    From what I remember (from a few years ago), there was more information about routing protocols and such on CCNA. I will say most of the CCNA though was how to configure Cisco devices for [insert network function here].

    Who uses routing protocols? That's enterprise only, and network team only. Useless in general.



  • @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?

    Is there anything not covered by the Network+, though?

    From what I remember (from a few years ago), there was more information about routing protocols and such on CCNA. I will say most of the CCNA though was how to configure Cisco devices for [insert network function here].

    Who uses routing protocols? That's enterprise only, and network team only. Useless in general.

    @IRJ will need to understand them for CSA work.



  • @kelly said in CISSP:

    @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?

    Is there anything not covered by the Network+, though?

    From what I remember (from a few years ago), there was more information about routing protocols and such on CCNA. I will say most of the CCNA though was how to configure Cisco devices for [insert network function here].

    Who uses routing protocols? That's enterprise only, and network team only. Useless in general.

    @IRJ will need to understand them for CSA work.

    Yes, but not at the CCNA level.



  • My point was, and has always been, that the CCNA doesn't make sense on its own. Not that networking doesn't make sense or that Cisco certs don't make sense. Only that the big trend to go after the CCNA doesn't make sense as it isn't senior enough to do any good in a Cisco or routing shop, and not as good as the Network+ for non-Cisco work. The CCNA's purpose is as a stepping stone into the CCNP, not as a replacement for general networking cert exams.



  • @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @kelly said in CISSP:

    @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    @eddiejennings said in CISSP:

    @irj said in CISSP:

    I think my next goal will be CISSP Architect. I will need to take some networking courses to brush up on my networking. Then I can pursue CISSP Architect

    @scottalanmiller doesn't recommend Cisco, if I remember. What are some decent alternatives? I already have Network +

    My $0.02, the concepts I learned during my CCNA training were useful. Is there a particular aspect of networking for which you're wanting to sharpen your skills?

    Is there anything not covered by the Network+, though?

    From what I remember (from a few years ago), there was more information about routing protocols and such on CCNA. I will say most of the CCNA though was how to configure Cisco devices for [insert network function here].

    Who uses routing protocols? That's enterprise only, and network team only. Useless in general.

    @IRJ will need to understand them for CSA work.

    Yes, but not at the CCNA level.

    Why not? He just needs to learn the fundamentals of routing, the different protocols used, and deal with some troubleshooting scenarios. As an architect he doesn't need to know the intricacies of BGP or any of the deeper routing things covered in the CCNP.



  • What about certified ethical hacker or something like that to compliment the CISSP?



  • @scottalanmiller said in CISSP:

    My point was, and has always been, that the CCNA doesn't make sense on its own. Not that networking doesn't make sense or that Cisco certs don't make sense. Only that the big trend to go after the CCNA doesn't make sense as it isn't senior enough to do any good in a Cisco or routing shop, and not as good as the Network+ for non-Cisco work. The CCNA's purpose is as a stepping stone into the CCNP, not as a replacement for general networking cert exams.

    The CCNA, like the MCSA, is also a vendor marketing tool to get people to use their product. Educate more people, they'll utilize more of your product.



  • @networknerd said in CISSP:

    What about certified ethical hacker or something like that to compliment the CISSP?

    I already have CEH



  • My suggestion would be to look at the solutions that you're going to be implementing/recommending and then hit those vendor certs (assuming they have ones). I'd be more inclined to look at Juniper or Palo Alto as alternatives to Cisco.



  • @irj Why not try for GSE?



  • @momurda said in CISSP:

    @irj Why not try for GSE?

    That one definitely looks brutal 😮

    https://www.giac.org/certification/security-expert-gse



  • @irj Yea, even getting the prereqs for it seems a huge challenge. I will get GSEC one day.
    and then choose a path
    https://www.giac.org/certifications/get-certified/roadmap



  • @momurda said in CISSP:

    @irj Yea, even getting the prereqs for it seems a huge challenge. I will get GSEC one day.
    and then choose a path
    https://www.giac.org/certifications/get-certified/roadmap

    I wonder how many GSEs there are...







  • @Kelly and @scottalanmiller Here is the outline for CISSP-ISSAP. What do you think I should brush up on?

    https://www.isc2.org/-/media/ISC2/Certifications/Exam-Outlines/ISSAP-Exam-Outline.ashx


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