It's a great pleasure to be here with lots of computer professionals. Let me introduce myslf, I am Bala from India. I am working as a network administrator in a small firm. My nature of job is to attend client calls, we have a small network setup to which i am the admin. We also have one EPBX. I am slowly learning it.
On the other side, i always love programming. I started designing small websites using HTML initially, then started using php with MySQL, various php CMS. Now grinding on Rails. I started studying C++ as a hobby, i started liking it. At present whenever i find free time, i learn FLTK( a GUI programming ) OpenGL..
This is my first company, i have been with this company for 2 years, doing the same job. I think i made a great mistake. Don't Know. I decided my career to be in Information Security / Computer Network Security. I need a good Roadmap and a Mentor. I know nobody guides you till the end. Atleast i want someone to show me the Path.
Do i have to start with CCNA , CCNA security, Juniper firewalls, .... or should i learn Linux Server (RHCE), CEH, ?? will Learning CEH make me a hacker ?? Who is network Programmer what should i do?? Do i have to learn the whole RFC to be a security Profession ?? where do i learn the basics right ?? Please , i have asked this question in many forums, not even a single forum was able to help me out.