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Cisco security OR Comtia Security+?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by ZeeIsOn, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. ZeeIsOn

    ZeeIsOn New Member

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    Hi All,

    I have been lurking around for sometime but thought I would join as I am need of the help of some of you IT pros here :p

    I have CCNA, and have been asked to go for a security+ course by my employer however I would much rather do a CCNA security as I think its more practical? not sure though

    Would appreaciate your advise. Thanks!
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi,
    CCNA Sec is all Cisco where as Security+ is a more general Security cert that is vendor neutral. S+ has the beauty of never expiring unlike your 3 year CCNA will. I'm sure the CCNA Sec is a great one to have but as I've only done one I'd say go for Sec+ because you won't ever have to renew it, then get your CCNA Sec.
    Cheers
    Jim
     
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  3. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    To add to the point, you don't actually mention why the employer is asking you to get the cert. General knowledge to beef up your skills? Are you taking on a security responsibilities, and if so are they Cisco or multiple vendors?

    Without knowing more, I'd agree with jk2447 that a vendor neutral cert is what I'd consider.
     
  4. cisco lab rat

    cisco lab rat Megabyte Poster

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    Security+

    The CCNA Security is Cisco centered. It covers all the major protocols, but if you have no understanding of security then the security+ is the way forward then look at the vendor specific courses
     
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  5. JamesCG

    JamesCG Bit Poster

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    I agree with the others, security+ is a lot broader, so unless your company needs you to focus hard on cisco technologies, it's probably the way to go.
     
  6. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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