So does anyone else have experience in Top Secret jobs? Specifically, I guess, what do they need, and what might be a "ok, you can learn that on the job since you have a clearance" sort of thing.
I talked to one company that was very interesting, and they seemed to scoff at certifications (they poo-pooed CEH as likely to be out of date once completed) so I am currently not too concerned with certifications. Is this folly, or is this a cross-industry attitude?
Right now I am setting up some virtual machines and going to look through crackmes.de (which I saw here, in a post by SynJunkie - Thanks!) I was thinking to supplement this with other tutorial/poke around packages I find in the Tutorial section in the forums, and free books. Is this a good way to learn? Any other tips or ways that have worked for you?
Also, what other sites do you recommend? This might just devolve into a favorites posting, but winnowing down the field of sites I've collected from here would be appreciated.
Thanks for the read-through and any advice! Also, if this post is scattered please feel free to ask questions, I am still pretty scattered and trying to figure all this out.