I have had an interest in I.T security for some time now but had no idea where to look. I followed the advice I was originally given passed comptia A+, network+ and am now studying for network +. I also made contact with a person who runs his own cyber sec company who suggested that I consentrate on pen test. He also suggested just geting out there to see who was doing what and to set up my own virtual pentestiong lab. So after a few weeks of looking I decided to join this forum to ask for advice. What is the simplest way of getting started with studying this arena. Any advice appreciated.