OSCP, CREST or TIGERSCHEME

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    • #3438
      T_Bone
      Participant

      Hi All

      I am new to this forum and new to security in general.  I am currently working as a sys admin (predominately in windows) and want to move into the security field.  As with Sys admin Certifications are important as they show your level of expertise.  I am aware that there are a few Security certifications, some of which are more recognised than others.  As a newbie would it be wise to start of doing OSCP, CEH followed by maybe CREST or TIGERSCHEME?

      Any advice is appreciated

      Regards

    • #22540
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Never heard of #3 and #4, and since you said for the newbie, it would have to be CEH.

      Don

    • #22541
      KrisTeason
      Participant

      I’ll also second Don and say go with the C|EH first. We have an OSCP member here named Dark_Knight, if I remember correctly, he said it helped him a little bit holding the C|EH before obtaining his OSCP.

    • #22542
      Dark_Knight
      Participant

      Agreed  🙂

    • #22543
      elcapitan
      Participant

      CEH… T_Bone, I would go for that first. Since you’re predominantly Windows, I would start experimenting with Unix (not on the job, of course). To pass the CEH you have to have a solid understanding of Unix/Linux.

    • #22544
      T_Bone
      Participant

      Hi

      Thanks for the response guys, the reason i had asked is because from looking at Job postings (in the UK, where i am based), i dont really see a demand for CEH it seems to be more towards either Crest, TigerScheme or CHECK.  But I have now realised that both Crest and Tigerscheme were founded here in the UK.

      Cheers

    • #22545
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Sounds like a great, new thread explaining to all of us what those other certs are.  😉

      Don

    • #22546
      T_Bone
      Participant

      I have created a new thread in the Certifications section to see if we can get more light on the CREST and TIGERSCHEME Qualifications

      http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,54/topic,3621.0/

    • #22547
      RoleReversal
      Participant

      @T_Bone wrote:

      Thanks for the response guys, the reason i had asked is because from looking at Job postings (in the UK, where i am based), i dont really see a demand for CEH it seems to be more towards either Crest, TigerScheme or CHECK.  But I have now realised that both Crest and Tigerscheme were founded here in the UK.

      T_Bone,

      what part of the UK (if you don’t mind telling)? It’s where I’m based and I’ve only seen Job postings requiring CEH, CISSP, etc. Like most here I’ve not come across CREST or TIGERSCHEME until your post.

      RR

    • #22548
      T_Bone
      Participant

      I am based near London, I must admit either CHECK or CREST in the uk seem the most predominant, i dont see many jobs requiring CEH at all when i perform a search on jobserve, jobsite etc for Penetration testing all over the UK.  Tigerscheme is newly founded here so is not well known at all yet and havent seen anyone asking for it yet

    • #22549
      Ne0
      Participant

      T_Bone
      CEH gives u the best of explore to the hacking and security field its like CCNA for Cisco, but have to say CEH doenst give u full deep knowledge, u can do CHECK and then opt for some heigher certifications

    • #22550
      T_Bone
      Participant

      Thanks guys, i have to say i am pleasantly surprised because two consultants I know working for companies in london have always told me that having the CEH cert wont help you much in the UK.  But as it does seem to be such a recognised cert in the US it seems like it will be wise to maybe have a go at it

    • #22551
      Ne0
      Participant

      OSCP is slowly getting recognized, and as it is giving credits for CISSP, so u have a better advantage over it … it even depends on wht u would be gaining from it as they say it TRY HARDER

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