This is for you IT guys. A little background: Been a computer geek since my first Timex Sinclair and TI-99 4/A computers. Have been messing with them and building them for almost 30 years. I'm pretty adept at networking, web design, apps, but never got a certificate saying that I was. Been in law enf. for ~14 years as well.
I'm in the middle of an Intelligence Management degree with Henley-Putnam University, and should be done by next spring. All of the intel jobs I'm seeing are paying the most for computer security type stuff. With the IM degree and a LE background, I think that the resume would look good with computer security certs on there.
I'm not too keen on going through another entire degree program, as I think three is enough for now. That leaves a certificate program or boot-camp type class.
From what I read, I should probably work my way up through A+/Network+/Security+, then the MCSA/MCSE thingies.
Which way should I proceed? Would like to knock it out quickly, and I learn best under pressure, i.e. boot camp. Are those programs worth it, or should I just find a community college with a cert. program?
Any help would be appreciated. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance,