I also do some independent contract for a few larger companies. Nothing really in the security field as of yet, mostly set up and maintain small networks, break/fix, wireless, virus and spyware removal. I have a lab set up at my house that i do a ton of pentesting on, I am facinated by that concept and always have been. I love working with computers and i love haveing my own business and taking good care of my customers. I have just got my A+, NET+ and linux+, and i am currently enrolled in a great security program at clark university, i will be taking my security + in a couple of months and i plan of taking and passing the ceh exam through self-study, being the corprate world never really interested me much, can one have a successful career in the security field as a independent contractor, or is it better to get established with a company. I love the security field because no matter how much you know, there is always more to learn, i would love to be able to put my skills to good use, on the other hand i dont want to abandon my current customers.
sorry the post is a little drawn out