I am network engineer who is looking to make the transition to network security. I am CCNA certified and am halfway through the CCSP cert. What advice could you give me on making as smooth a transition as possible?
Sounds like you are making some good first steps. Having a good knowledge of network engineering really helps. You should consider one or two security certs. I would start with Security +. This CompTIA exam is widely known and is considered the entry level baseline for security certification. After that if you are looking for something a little more advanced you may want to consider the SCNP program. The Security Certified Network Professional requires two tests and builds on basic security and network knowledge. I like it because of its vendor neutral design.
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