How is the the Cisco Certified Security Professional being accepted in the IT marketplace?
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I have been retraining in the IT field since Dec. 2002. During my last year's training, I have a A+, N+, CCNA, PIX Firewall Specialist and Wireless LAN Profesional certifications. What are your suggestions for breaking into the IT security job market?
The CCSP is a reasonably successful IT credential in that it hits a very hot field -- information security, but is somewhat constrained by a Cisco-centric view of networks and networking infrastructure. That said, because Cisco is (and is likely to remain) the leading network infrastructure company in the world, this is not a bad place to be. I usually check the job market possibilities by using cert names as search keys at various big job sites. Today, CCSP produces the following numbers:
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