.

HELP! What to do first? :-/

<<

RyanMcGinnis88

Newbie
Newbie

Posts: 5

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:07 am

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:37 am

HELP! What to do first? :-/

I have many friends in the networking, and programming feilds.  But I don't know what is really for me...

I have allways been intrigued by the movie "Hackers", and "Perfect Stranger", and as to what magnificent things were done with computers within those films. 

And, I'd like to do that type of job.  Hack (Ethically), but also intentionally penitrate programs and computers to solve the problems within those programs and firewalls; and such.

I would really appreciate some knowledge on the subject of deciding which path to go towards, and possible Jobs in the feild - along with what Certs. I would try to get first. 

Hope I didn't confuse anyone with this message:  But as you can see, I'm confused myself.  :-P

-Ryan-
<<

blackazarro

User avatar

Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Posts: 368

Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:31 pm

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:10 am

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

What's your education and skills?
Security+, OSCP, CEH
<<

RyanMcGinnis88

Newbie
Newbie

Posts: 5

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:07 am

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:49 am

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

I've been planning on finishing my A+ and NCSE:  Other than that...I only have extensive education in Microsoft OS (98 and Up) Some networking, and Microsoft Office programs (All)
<<

slimjim100

User avatar

EH-Net Columnist
EH-Net Columnist

Posts: 385

Joined: Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:50 pm

Location: Atlanta

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:01 am

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

I would say Network+ then decide where you want to focus. Maybe Security+ and CEH or you could go with CCNA/JNCIA (this depends on if you want to do Networking too). There is no right or wrong track you just need to know what you want to do. Ether way the CompTIA certs are good and do not expire so you have time to build experience.

Brian
CISSP, CCSE, CCNA, CCAI, Network+, Security+, JNCIA, & MCP
<<

venom77

User avatar

Hero Member
Hero Member

Posts: 1905

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:23 pm

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:49 am

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

slimjim100 wrote:Ether way the CompTIA certs are good and do not expire so you have time to build experience.

Brian


I have an unfortunate feeling that this will be changing in the future.
<<

RyanMcGinnis88

Newbie
Newbie

Posts: 5

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:07 am

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:54 am

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

Which certs. are included in the CompTIA? 

(And thank you all for your input to this point.)

-Ryan-
<<

venom77

User avatar

Hero Member
Hero Member

Posts: 1905

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:23 pm

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:07 pm

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

Ryan,

Most of the ones with a + after the name are CompTIA Certifications. You can check their list here.
<<

RyanMcGinnis88

Newbie
Newbie

Posts: 5

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:07 am

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:09 pm

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

Are all of the CompTia certs. the certifications that last a lifetime, or  a while, at least.  Or are they just like the Cisco and such, that last like 3 years?
<<

venom77

User avatar

Hero Member
Hero Member

Posts: 1905

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:23 pm

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:35 pm

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

Ryan, they are currently lifetime certifications.
<<

RyanMcGinnis88

Newbie
Newbie

Posts: 5

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:07 am

Post Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:46 pm

Re: HELP! What to do first? :-/

Thanks.  I've also been informed that all prior, and current CompTIA certs. will stay in effect with their original length of time.  (Lifetime)

Return to General Certification

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group.
Designed by ST Software