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sangoprime
Newcomer I

Whats Next After CC

Hey All,

I provisionally passed my CC Exams a couple of days ago. Wanted to find out what the next certifications I should be aiming for?

 

Thanks in advance

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ericgeater
Community Champion

Thanks!  I have some colleagues who are now studying for it, and I'm glad to hear the (ISC)2 study guides were useful for your pursuit.

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dsanchezd
Newcomer I

Hi @sangoprime,

 

I was wondering the same than you, so I did some research and spoke a lot with some of my friends working full time on Information Security. I'm a Solutions Architect, so my work involves security as well, but not to the same degree.

 

I think that the answer depends on what you are aiming for. CompTia Security+ seems to expand on the knowledge we learned for the CC and seems like a good follow up to prepare for tougher exams. After that, the path gets a bit more complex. I'll use my example for instance.

 

As a Solutions Architect with a focus on Cloud Architecture, I think that in my case and given my work experience, it makes sense to focus on certificates that follow that route, so my plan is CompTia Security+, then the Cloud Alliance CCSK (Cloud Security Knowledge), then the CCSP, so I keep building up on my own experience and knowledge.

 

In your case depends on what you're looking for, but you could go for the SSCP, try C|EH, or go for ISACA certs. There are many paths to follow so just pick up the one you like most and go for it!

 

I hope this message helps!

 

Kind Regards

sangoprime
Newcomer I

Awesome advice. Thanks for taking the time out to reply. i do have to
really narrow down what path i need to take but I think i will go for
Cysa, then SSCP and then CISSP/CEH
dsanchezd
Newcomer I

I would really go for C|EH way before the CISSP. That one is famous for how hard it is and I wouldn't try to take it without some years of dedicated experience in Information Security. C|EH however, is seem as far easier and a good entry point for PenTesting. However, take my comments with a grain of salt, I'm new to Security certifications!

CCFMM570
Reader I

I would say continue to study and work on your skills/knowledge using platforms like ISC2, TryHackMe, Lets Defend or other platforms), and start to look for entry-level cybersecurity positions. After I passed the exam and obtained CC certification, I noticed that on LinkedIn, recruiters are sending me job offers in cybersecurity. I think you need to gain practical experience, and the best way is how to do it is by getting hired for an entry-level position. 
krn007
Viewer II

Hi Team,

 

I am a PMP-certified project manager and several years of work experience in Telecom; please advise on next-level cybersecurity certifications and eligibility for sitting the exam (e.g. CISSP). I have done Google's Professional Cybersecurity and ISC2 CC.

 

Thanks & Regards