I'm Pasquale, from Italy. I'm sorry for my english... hope to not be so bad!!!
I have worked in several fields of IT as a system engineer, network administrator, C/C++ programmer.
My "forma mentis" is well oriented to security and i have always tried to apply, what I knew or studied, to my work.
I'm graduated in "system and network security" and I have a certification in "security management".
Actually, i would like to study for a certification that could give me the possibility to introduce me better in the field of network security... in other words: i would like to work in the network security, but a lot of companies look for certifications...
I had a little experience in "penetration testing" and i would have liked to start with the GPEN from SANS or CEH from eccouncil.
first question: which one is more...mmmm.... known according to you? Maybe in the future I will do both, but I have to chose one for now!
The second question is: is there a way to study it without following the live trainings? For GPEN I think there is any problem cause there are the online courses. And for CEH? I sent an email to them, but they "answered without answering to my questions", inviting me to follow their live training...............
I read, somewhere in this forum, that there are some trainers from SANS.
Could u please give me some advise?
Thank you all!
I wait for your suggestions!