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robbo1869

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Post Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:26 pm

Got my GCIH, now what?

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.
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Post Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:54 am

Re: Got my GCIH, now what?

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.
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robbo1869

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Post Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:23 pm

Re: Got my GCIH, now what?

Maybe something along the lines of a cyber security analyst. If that makes sense.
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Re: Got my GCIH, now what?

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?
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Post Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:02 am

Re: Got my GCIH, now what?

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.
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Post Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:41 pm

Re: Got my GCIH, now what?

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.
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Post Fri May 06, 2011 1:37 pm

Re: Got my GCIH, now what?

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.
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Post Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:50 am

Re: Got my GCIH, now what?

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.
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Post Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:13 am

Re: Got my GCIH, now what?

Another +1 for the GCIA.
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