Can someone provide me with Validity of CISSP and CCNA certifications in networking field? #July20
Pursuing my masters in information security and also i am the current vice president external for Concordia GSA #cybersecurity
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However, cybersecurity certificate is only 1 part of the 3 legged stool. Employers are still valued practical experience. Having a degree in cybersecurity will help you get an internship in cybersecurity. You also need 5 years of experience in cybersecurity in order to qualify as a CISSP holder (you also need to pass the exam).
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I am currently a GRC manager that has transitioned from a networking role. Because of that I have both my CCNA and CISSP. I think as far as validity with respect to the networking role, CCNA is definitely a must. CISSP is a nice to have but only demonstrates that they have a basic understanding of all governance, risk, and compliance elements of security. There is some networking involved but I don't think CISSP will enable a network engineer to perform their job any better.
I would highly advise looking into it, and considering starting free or low cost courses, and then if you have a role with a company willing to assist with the costs, taking advantage of that.
Which one you pursue first depends on the career field that you go into. Knowing your desired career path will help better answer this question.