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    Default Current GIAC/SANS cert goals?

    Just curious to what GIAC certs people are currently working on. Anybody thinking of challenging an exam? I'm currently working on GCIA/503.
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    Starting on the GCIH next week!

    All the best for your GCIA
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    I thought about challenging GCIH but the price just doesn't justifiy it. I would love to actually take a SANs course since I haven't been able to as of yet, GCIA and GCFA seems very interesting to me.
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    I submitted a request for the GPEN course so currently awaiting approval.
    "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." - Homer Simpson
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    I'm wanting to challenge GCIH. Currently sidetracked by cloud (CCSK/CCSP) but hoping to hop back to it sooner than later.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GCIA, GSEC, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: MS Cybersecurity, AWS Certified Security - Specialty, Learning Linux & Python
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    Next on my SANS list is the GPEN, but probably will not be able to get the company to pay for the course until 2019. Till then I want to knock out the CCNA certification and take some type of Pentesting course, probably not the OSCP, more likely one of the Jr. Pentester courses/certs.
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    Lots of security certifications, yet the more I learn, the further I have to go...
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    GICSP. A bit basic for me, but a good resume booster.
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    Right now my 2018 goal is GSTRT. I have two work study applications in flight so hopefully one of those pans out.
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    I'll be taking the 542 course in Baltimore next month. Working through the ELS PTP course material in the meantime, with the goal of completing both before the 660 course this fall.
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    Currently working on GXPN, which is the first exam I've ever extended. Hoping to do GCWN or GNFA later in the year.
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    None. Not likely, but maybe SANS SEC760, who knows.
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    I just started the Sans master program so I have to take GSEC (currently in) > GCIH > GCIA. For my 3 electives I am thinking: GPEN, GWAPT, and ??
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    Working on: GCTI
    Planning on: GREM, GASF, GRID, GISP*


    (*unless I qualify for CISSP directly at the time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberguypr View Post
    Right now my 2018 goal is GSTRT. I have two work study applications in flight so hopefully one of those pans out.

    Just got turned down for my first attempt at work study yesterday, I'm waiting until my current employment possibilities shakes out before submitting more applications.
    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuckTheFankees View Post
    I just started the Sans master program so I have to take GSEC (currently in) > GCIH > GCIA. For my 3 electives I am thinking: GPEN, GWAPT, and ??
    That's awesome Yuck! Is your employer paying for the program?
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    Current: I have to take GWAPT and GLEG in basically a span of 3 weeks together. Eek.

    In the Next 6 months: GNFA, GCFE, GCTI and then the new SIEM one they just put out

    My brain is melting.
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    Signed up for the Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Grad Certificate and going to use company tuition reimbursement at the rate of 1 class/year.

    Transferred in SEC504/GCIH since it was within their two year transfer deadline. Taking SEC542/GWAPT this year at Sec West.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuse0311 View Post
    That's awesome Yuck! Is your employer paying for the program?
    Yup! I'm in more of a network role but I was still able to convince them to pay for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy_Randerson View Post
    Current: I have to take GWAPT and GLEG in basically a span of 3 weeks together. Eek.

    In the Next 6 months: GNFA, GCFE, GCTI and then the new SIEM one they just put out

    My brain is melting.

    WOw, why are you taking so many courses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy_Randerson View Post
    Current: I have to take GWAPT and GLEG in basically a span of 3 weeks together. Eek.

    In the Next 6 months: GNFA, GCFE, GCTI and then the new SIEM one they just put out

    My brain is melting.
    wow, you may break my record of 5 SANS certs (and 3 vendor certs) in 11 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuckTheFankees View Post
    Yup! I'm in more of a network role but I was still able to convince them to pay for it

    That's impressive! I don't think I can convince an employer to pay for a degree, not common in Australia anyway..
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    Quote Originally Posted by quogue66 View Post
    wow, you may break my record of 5 SANS certs (and 3 vendor certs) in 11 months.


    It takes me 4 months to do a single SANS cert
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuckTheFankees View Post
    WOw, why are you taking so many courses?
    GI Bill for the Pen Testing Cert Track + Work is paying for me to go to more so I can become our Training Director are the main factors. This is predominately GI Bill though. I have enough formal education, and these are definitely much more fun!


    Quote Originally Posted by quogue66 View Post
    wow, you may break my record of 5 SANS certs (and 3 vendor certs) in 11 months.
    If we go back to Fall 2017: GCIH, GPEN already with hopes of GWAPT, GLEG, GNFA, GREM, GCTI and GCDA all by Feb 2019. Not doing too well on the GWAPT practice tests though. Need to step up the learning on that.


    Quote Originally Posted by UnixGuy View Post
    That's impressive! I don't think I can convince an employer to pay for a degree, not common in Australia anyway..

    Hence the GI Bill mate! I tried to use my time wisely and have taken heed with Eric Conrad's mantra when he lectures on joining SANS as an instructor: "Never stop learning and every time you are doing something mindless...you could be learning something new."

    My Background is predominately DFIR. But since doing the Pen Testing cert it really opened my eyes to the other world and I have really enjoyed learning all the tricks and tools. Next up are the management certs just to appease the HR people. I don't do the certs for anything other than that: the classes are the real gems, not the pieces of papers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy_Randerson View Post



    Hence the GI Bill mate! I tried to use my time wisely and have taken heed with Eric Conrad's mantra when he lectures on joining SANS as an instructor: "Never stop learning and every time you are doing something mindless...you could be learning something new."

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    ^^ This will be my new signature!!

    Well done mate!!
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