Last I saw, Security+ was a minimum requirement for a lot of WPAFB contractor jobs. CISSP is something that takes a LONG time to achieve and is intentionally difficult. I would argue that if you can get that cert, private sector is going to be much more lucrative and rewarding than government contracting would be.
Hey guys, I'm looking to start doing some government contracting this year. I've got a squeaky clean past so getting a clearance would be no problem but are there certs I should get to make myself more appealing as an applicant? I heard Security+ is good to have and while much more difficult to get so I heard CISSP is highly desirable as well. Are there any other certs a (Cisco) Network Voice engineer should get in order to increase chances of winning Federal work? I have extensive background in Cisco Unified Communications and having seen Cisco phones in photos of almost every Federal agency I'm curious how I could break into the market doing Federal design/deployment/support of Cisco UC.
Are there any Spiceheads out there working in the Federal sector? Since this is somewhat of a sensitive subject feel free to PM me with answers rather than posting publicly.
Thanks in advance :)