Most of the topics covered on this site deal with Ethical Hacking topics, but a solid graps of general security is a must. This board covers those more general credentials from CompTIA, ISC2, SANS, etc.
sh4d0wmanPP wrote:Well they both cover a different field so it depends on what work you do or want to do. Besides that I would suggest to choose for a different organization as eccouncil is not highly regarded.
Instead of CHFI you could do an Encase cert.
Good alternatives for LPT would be: eCPPT or OSCP
sh4d0wmanPP wrote:If it's free and you have to choose then I'd stick with ECSA/LPT. Seems a bit more advanced than CHFI, that looks pretty basic... It might cover some of the pentesting that you can skip in the other mentioned certs and gives you some background.
Furthermore I agree with above poster, a lack of jobs. For example the country where I live right now does not have any computercrime laws. Forensics would be useless here but pentesting is something that could take off in the near future.
If you work for a CERT/CIRT I would recommend the CHFI though as it would give you at least basic knowledge of obtaining and handing evidence.
Well, whatever you choose please write a review on this site. I'd like to read it.
aweSEC wrote:Well, CEH and ECSA are required in order to be eligible to obtain LPT. I went this path without doing CHFI and didn't face any obstacles or similar.
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