I am looking for a little guidance on what I should do for my next certification to take on (in other words I am looking for advice) .
I have just finished taking the CYSA+ course certification on itprotv and looking to take 1 of three paths after (hopefully) passing my cysa+ exam this friday.
The only problem is that the 3 paths i am looking into is that they require a lot of dedication (5) months at minimum ).
•Path 1. Go for my CISSP
•Path 2. Go for my CCNP
•Path 3. Go for my AWS, linux+
I love them all but I have to be realistic and understand what the job market is looking for (canada in this case) so I did some research into the canadian market (for example job posting volume) and found CISSP is always on top but the certification is hard to keep updated and is quite hard overall (all certifications are, I guess) but is very rewarding.
CCNP is more or less in the job market but hard to come by and when there is an opening it's a hit or miss.
AWS and linux+ are everywhere and high reward and it seems not that bad to learn but the market always ask for programming and i am no programmer (it is my weakest skill).
However I do believe that in IT at some point you must learn the cloud and I know some bash.
So after reading all this you may think CISSP is the more obvious choice, but it feels like CCNP is calling me and AWS also but again i have to be realistic and i am kinda on a time crunch.
If it help my background in experience in IT is dynamic (security, wireless, servers, windows, VOIP, linux, routing, etc). My certifications are CCNA, security+ and soon cysa+ among others. Currently working as a cyber security analyst in a CERT.
Hope what I wrote makes some sense and thanks for your time!