I am currently employed as a senior network engineer with a systems integrator for Cisco. My main areas are routing...
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and switching but I'd like to specialize in the network security area. I do have some basic concepts of security and will be taking the Cisco Certified Security Professional cert. Can you provide any help in launching myself in the security arena. Thanks for your inquiry about security in the Cisco realm. You have a lot of choices here, and will be well served by pursuing the CCSP (which can ultimately lead to a CCIE with a concentration in security, if you so choose). To get started, I'd suggest pursuing the CompTIA Security+ or the TruSecure TICSA as an initial certification to get going. You might also consider chasing down the CISSP once you can meet their (3-4 years OTJ experience requirement, where you qualify for the lower number if you have a college degree from an accredited institution.)
HTH, and good luck in your pursuits!
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