C|HFI or ECSA/LPT?

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    • #7899
      nxxw
      Participant

      Hello Guys,

      out of C|HFI and ECSA/LPT what would be the best training to attend after C|EH? Your valuable ideas are most welcome.

      Thanks in advance.

    • #49884
      sh4d0wmanPP
      Participant

      Well they both cover a different field so it depends on what work you do or want to do. Besides that I would suggest to choose for a different organization as eccouncil is not highly regarded.

      Instead of CHFI you could do an Encase cert.
      Good alternatives for LPT would be: eCPPT or OSCP

    • #49885
      nxxw
      Participant

      @sh4d0wmanPP wrote:

      Well they both cover a different field so it depends on what work you do or want to do. Besides that I would suggest to choose for a different organization as eccouncil is not highly regarded.

      Instead of CHFI you could do an Encase cert.
      Good alternatives for LPT would be: eCPPT or OSCP

      Thanks for your advice and I do agree with you  😉

      What if I’m getting a free pass to do one of them? Then what would you recommend?
      There’s no point in wasting the opportunity know.

    • #49886
      SephStorm
      Participant

      I would do the ECSA/LPT over the CHFI, CHFI isnt really desired in the field, and there are relatively few forensic jobs out there from what I was hearing somewhere.

    • #49887
      sh4d0wmanPP
      Participant

      If it’s free and you have to choose then I’d stick with ECSA/LPT. Seems a bit more advanced than CHFI, that looks pretty basic… It might cover some of the pentesting that you can skip in the other mentioned certs and gives you some background.

      Furthermore I agree with above poster, a lack of jobs. For example the country where I live right now does not have any computercrime laws. Forensics would be useless here but pentesting is something that could take off in the near future.

      If you work for a CERT/CIRT I would recommend the CHFI though as it would give you at least basic knowledge of obtaining and handing evidence.

      Well, whatever you choose please write a review on this site. I’d like to read it.

    • #49888
      nxxw
      Participant

      @sh4d0wmanPP wrote:

      If it’s free and you have to choose then I’d stick with ECSA/LPT. Seems a bit more advanced than CHFI, that looks pretty basic… It might cover some of the pentesting that you can skip in the other mentioned certs and gives you some background.

      Furthermore I agree with above poster, a lack of jobs. For example the country where I live right now does not have any computercrime laws. Forensics would be useless here but pentesting is something that could take off in the near future.

      If you work for a CERT/CIRT I would recommend the CHFI though as it would give you at least basic knowledge of obtaining and handing evidence.

      Well, whatever you choose please write a review on this site. I’d like to read it.

      Thank you for the valuable explanation. 🙂
      I thought it’s just for me that CHFI looks pretty basic.  😉
      I’d like to have the forensic knowledge in addition to the pentesting knowledge but in this situation it seems like choosing ECSA/LPT over CHFI is worthy as I’m not involved in forensic stuff in my day to day chores.

      Some people say it’s better to do both CEH and CHFI before ECSA/LPT. I’m not sure to how much extent is this statement valid. Any ideas?

    • #49889
      UNIX
      Participant

      Well, CEH and ECSA are required in order to be eligible to obtain LPT. I went this path without doing CHFI and didn’t face any obstacles or similar.

    • #49890
      nxxw
      Participant

      @aweSEC wrote:

      Well, CEH and ECSA are required in order to be eligible to obtain LPT. I went this path without doing CHFI and didn’t face any obstacles or similar.

      Do you think choosing ECSA was a good decision rather than going for CHFI?

      ECSA/LPT is a single exam right? Or do I have to sit for LPT seperately?

    • #49891
      nxxw
      Participant

      Oops, I just noticed that I’ll have to pay an annual fee for EC-Council to maintain my LPT license. Is it worth paying $250 per annum to hold it?

    • #49892
      UNIX
      Participant

      As already said, it really depends on your preferences and in which field you are working or want to get into. I did those certifications mainly for a couple of customers, as they are sometimes required.

      ECSA is a single exam (with its own fees). After you have obtained both CEH and ECSA, you can apply for LPT, where you have to pay another fee (500 USD for the first two years; after that, 250 USD for each year).

      E: If it’s worth or not depends on your customers I guess. If it was just for myself, I probably wouldn’t have bothered with them at all.

    • #49893
      nxxw
      Participant

      I see. I’m going to do this just for myself, not for any customers or the employer (not yet at least).

      Thank you for your valuable answer btw. (Y)

    • #49894
      caissyd
      Participant

      Hi nxxw,

      What do you do on your day to day job? What are your long term goals? That would help us answer your question.

      Most people agree that you can get better training somewhere else, but if you want to stick with EC-Council, maybe E|NSA would be the best thing for you?

    • #49895
      nxxw
      Participant

      My daily tasks are network and datacenter administration, mainly systems. Why I’m interested in selecting one is that I can attend one of the above trainings and get the exam voucher for free at Hacker Halted this year. Why waste that chance? 😀

      I’d be continuing my current chores for another 1-2 years before I move into something else, say security. In the long run I’m kinda thinking of migrating towards the security side. Haven’t decided whether it’s gonna be be foresics or pentesting. 🙂

      ENSA is not part of the offer and it’s too basic.

      Following are also part of the offer. 🙂

          CWSP 
       
          CAST 611 – Advanced Penetration Testing 
       
          CAST 612 – Advanced Mobile Hacking & Forensics 
       
          CAST 613 – Advanced Application Security 
       
          CAST 614 – Advanced Network Defense 
       
          CAST 615 – Hacking “Secure” Encryption and Countermeasures 
       
          CAST 616 – Securing Windows Infrastructure 
       
          CAST 617 – Advanced Metasploit Decoded 

    • #49896
      caissyd
      Participant

      “CAST 611 – Advanced Penetration Testing”

      This course is very, very, very good. If I were you, I would jump on this one!!

      I took it last year and it is the best course I ever had… Joe is a great teacher!!!

    • #49897
      nxxw
      Participant

      I see. I’ve seen some videos of Joe and he’s really good.

      So I’ll forget about the certs and go for the CAST then. 🙂

    • #49898
      BillV
      Participant

      nxxw: Will you be taking one of these courses at Hacker Halted?

    • #49899
      nxxw
      Participant

      Yep. You are also attending? 😉

    • #49900
      BillV
      Participant

      Yes, I will be there. I am not taking a class but I will be at the conference portion (Oct. 29-30).

    • #49901
      nxxw
      Participant

      I’m hoping to be there for the whole thing. Hope we’ll meet then.

      See you there.  8)

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