Here’s my story. Way back when, I got my CCNA. The company I was at moved me into the Server side of life and I let my CCNA Expire. I have since left the company and am in a new position that is more networking again (three main sites – 30 global offices. About 125 network devices, all Cisco). This company wants me to continue with the security path I have been on.
I have already gotten GSEC and my MCSE electives were in Security (from the last job). The company wants me to look at CCSP (Cisco Security), but I am interested in continuing the GIAC track.
The issue is that to go for CCSP, I have to re-take CCNA (step back to go forward), while the GIAC track I can just slide right into. I am thinking of GIAC Firewall/VPN/Perimeter or Intrusion Analyst.
Any thoughts from anyone on which direction you would take if you were in my shoes?