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Security Certs

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Aximo

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Post Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:06 am

Security Certs

HI Guys

Looking for advice what will be decent security cert to pursue for Penetration Testing and general security. The SANS(GAIC)Certs is the goal but i don't think i have the skill yet to pass those exams.  CISSP is the ultimate goal.
Will appreciate any advice i can get
MCSE NT4 ( Back in the day)
MCSE 2000 ( Got my first admin job)
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Security+
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LPIC 1
NLA
CCNA
CCNA Security
CASP - in progress
SSCP - In progress
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Triban

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Post Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:20 am

Re: Security Certs

Is your goal to become a good pen tester?  If so, look at OSCP and maybe GPEN.  CISSP will not make you a good pen tester, it will qualify you more for managing a sercurity infrastructure but not actually testing it.

Also what other background experience do you have?
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Aximo

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Post Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:07 am

Re: Security Certs

Thanks for info

My background at the Moment is Network admin in mixed environment Windows and Linux

Current Certs
MCTP
CCNA
LPIC1
MCSE

Penetration testing is the goal
MCSE NT4 ( Back in the day)
MCSE 2000 ( Got my first admin job)
N+
Security+
Linux+
LPIC 1
NLA
CCNA
CCNA Security
CASP - in progress
SSCP - In progress
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Triban

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Post Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:31 am

Re: Security Certs

I would look into GPEN and OSCP and to make the HR people happy, CEH.  I personally would love to go for the OSCP.  It sounds fun and challenging and it really lets you get your hands dirty.
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