First off, let me just say that I’m probably the 1,00th person to ask this question on here so bear with me for a moment.
I’m looking at possibly changing my career path and going in to Cyber/SOC .
About 20 years of experience in IT – of all sorts. I have various IT certs – Net+, Security+, RHCSA, and an expired MCSE, and a smattering of other certs like entry-level vmware. Have read a good portion of the old ICND Cisco CCNA books but never bothered taking the exam.
I’ve managed a pretty broad spectrum of “services” ranging from Linux bind DNS servers, LDAP, IDM, Apache Proxys and virtualhosts, mysql db’s, Samba servers (ctdb),etc..
I’m currently a Senior Linux Systems Administrator (12+ years here)
BS degree in CIS.
All that being said, what would be a good “fit” for my skillset in the SOC and some certifications that might better align with my experience.
Would something like SEC401 or SEC450 be worthwhile?
-OR- would it make more sense to try to jump in to a CyberArchitect job considering my many years of working in a Data Center.
Keep in mind that I don’t want to be an “entry-level” cyber person considering I know my way around a network and servers quite well.