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Advice Please??

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millwalll

Post Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:36 am

Advice Please??

Hi all,

I am after some advice I have just finihsed a fd course in information technology. I can now do one more year and get a degree in Inoformation technology. However I am really into security, and wanted some advice in what I should really do the options I have are:

Dont do the third year and go do a ECH course or a course simular.

Do the third year if so what modules would be best to pick out the following.

financial and management accounting
principles of marketing
strategic management pratice
new enterprise start up
enterprise
economics for business
people computing
mathematics for computing
IT Consultancy Project
IT Consultancy Practice 2
Computing Law and Professional Responsibility
E-Commerce
Computer Security and Cryptography
Project
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Computing
Networks and Distributed Systems
Object-Oriented Programmin
Software Engineering Project Workshop
IT Consultancy Methods
Information Systems Analysis
Database Systems
Automation Tools
Computing for Business and Accountin
Applications Project
Computing Concepts and Practice
Visual Programming
Introduction to Information Systems

or I have been told I can change to another uni and do 2 years in Forensic Computing

any help or advice would be amazing thanks :)
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Post Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:33 am

Re: Advice Please??

You should do what interests you the most. ;)

I would ask which topics are covered in each course so that you know more than just the headings. For whatever you decide, there is no such thing as the "best" etc. Whatever you may think is interesting and fits to your interests should be fine.
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Post Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:03 pm

Re: Advice Please??

awesec wrote:You should do what interests you the most. ;)


I'd second that. Remember, this is what you are most likely going to be doing for a long time. This is what will get you out of bed in the morning so make sure you like it.
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millwalll

Post Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:36 pm

Re: Advice Please??

I think I really want to do somethink in security, but I not sure how to get from where I am now to where I want be. I can of course go do 2 years in Forensic Computing but I really dont know if that all I need to get into security, or If i am better geting degree then after that doing ECH and all other security related courses.
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Post Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:03 pm

Re: Advice Please??

Well, of the classes you mentioned these are the ones I would most associate with security and would think would help you to get a job in that area. Of course more knowledge in other areas never ever hurts.

mathematics for computing
IT Consultancy Project
IT Consultancy Practice 2
Computing Law and Professional Responsibility
E-Commerce
Computer Security and Cryptography
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Computing (too fundamental for you?)
Networks and Distributed Systems
Object-Oriented Programming
Software Engineering Project Workshop
IT Consultancy Methods
Information Systems Analysis
Database Systems
Automation Tools
Visual Programming
Introduction to Information Systems
people computing (what is this?)
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Post Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:52 pm

Re: Advice Please??

Well, since timmedin has already reopened this thread, I'll add my two cents (even if it is a little late).  If you want to do security (and really be able to work with or discover zero days) I'd personally take anything with Assembly and detailed dealings with compilers and most importantly debuggers.
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