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CCNP or CCSP?? 14 years 3 months ago #7481

Which is a better path to take...the CCNP/Routing CCIE or CCSP/Security CCIE ?? As far as as industry value is concerned which one if more valued?

Re: CCNP or CCSP?? 12 years 2 months ago #20343

I've looked down that path recently, only as far as CCNP/CCSP not to the CCIE level. What I found is that CCSP have a higher earning potential, but CCNP's have a broader appeal... That is to say you can make more as a CCSP, but have access to more job types, and specific jobs with a CCNP.

I'm fairly new to the networking community.. So if anyone wants to comment I'm intrested to know if my findings are in line with what everyone else feels.

Re: CCNP or CCSP?? 12 years 2 months ago #20350

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Sounds about right, however its also worth pointing out here that you also do need to be in a position to get the real hands on experience aswell. What job are you currently doing and does it give scope in either of them routes ?
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Re: CCNP or CCSP?? 12 years 2 months ago #20628

I've been wondering this, as well. I am leaning toward going the security route because lately, the recruiters I am dealing with seem to have a lot of firewall related jobs that they are unable to fill.

Re: CCNP or CCSP?? 12 years 2 months ago #21047

I guess there will always be a niche for experienced and qualified security experts, thus the potential for more money. But I think I'll be corny and recommend that you should choose whichever path you find more interesting. For me I much prefer hands on routing and design over security.

Re: CCNP or CCSP?? 12 years 1 month ago #21502

both good
depends on your interest.
I think networking is a little bit more basic than security. I mean security knowledge based on some networking knowledge.
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