Got my GCIH, now what?

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    • #6074
      robbo1869
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      So I’m 6 months out of graduating school and just passed my GCIH exam. Now I’m wondering what certs should be on the top of my list for me if I’m trying to aspire to be a Cyber Security/Info Sec Professional.

    • #37964
      caissyd
      Participant

      Congratulations with your GCIH exam!

      The answer to your question is: “It depends”!

      What do you want to do? Pentester, forensic investigator, Security Architect, manager, etc?

      Based on your answer, we will be able to help you better.

    • #37965
      robbo1869
      Participant

      Maybe something along the lines of a cyber security analyst. If that makes sense.

    • #37966
      caissyd
      Participant

      Maybe something along the lines of a cyber security analyst. If that makes sense.

      In this case, try a little bit of everything and see what interests you the most.

      I suggest you go for CEH. It is still “general” and it will complete your GCIH.

      What other experience do you have?

    • #37967
      tturner
      Participant

      I’d honestly go with a GCIA way before CEH if your goal is doing defensive security work, incident handling, etc. You’ll find the ability to decipher packets and really understand whats going on invaluable in investigating potential incidents. Oh and bit masking is lots of fun. Really.

    • #37968
      robbo1869
      Participant

      I don’t really have much experience other than 4 years of college with 2 Cyber Security related degrees. Other than that about 8 months of security related work.

    • #37969
      Joshsevo
      Participant

      What did you need to do for the test?  Just answer some questions or was there other parts of the test such as for the CCE exam there is a written and then 3 other parts of the tests that involve a CD, HDD, Floppy.

    • #37970
      idr0p
      Participant

      I will second that go for the GCIA or CCNA its good to have a good understanding of base technologies such as TCP/IP and FW configuration.

    • #37971
      dynamik
      Participant

      Another +1 for the GCIA.

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