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    Hello all

    I am an IT Security newbie and i have been in my current role for 3 months. I have been told that there is money available for my professional development.

    I currently have an active course on CBT Nuggets for Comp TIA Security +

    But what other professional courses would you all recommend, the correct path? I'm confused. I hear MTA, Security + CISSP ETC....

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    Since you are 3 months in, I would do Security+ or GSEC (if your employer will pay for it). How many years of overall IT experience do you have?

    CISSP can be done too. It requires 5 years of experience in 2 or more of the domains covered in the exam, or you can get a waiver for 1 year of the required experience if you have an IT degree or a cert from the list provided on the (ISC)2 website.
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    Hello

    thank you for your reply.

    I have 6 years experience in IT working at 2nd Line level and in the final year was doing 3rd line stuff too.

    I have a degree in Music Technology lol

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    I have a degree in food and beverage management as well. never used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsmith View Post
    Hello

    thank you for your reply.

    I have 6 years experience in IT working at 2nd Line level and in the final year was doing 3rd line stuff too.

    I have a degree in Music Technology lol

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    I would pursue the Security+ first to give you an understanding of general concepts. That exam usually takes about 1-2 months to prepare for, depending on your study habits.

    After that, focus on building experience then I would attempt the CISSP after you have been in your current role for 1-1/2 years. You can use the Security+ for the 1 year experience waiver too.
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    What sort of things do you do at work? Maybe we can give you more information on which certs.
    Also tell us where you would like to go in the future.
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    What's their budget? If it's big, don't even bother with CompTIA, go straight to SANS GSEC.
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    If you're company pays for SANS then do as many as you can

    otherwise, go for Security+ then give eLearnSecurity eJPT ago, you will learn a lot for cheap
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    Go for SANS if the budget will cover it. I would recommend GSEC since you're a rookie.
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    I'd learn as much OJT as possible, once that stabilizes then think about additional training. Nothing will beat what you learn on the job.

    With that said, years ago I did some research on security certifications. Both on indeed and monster and the C|EH was one of the most sought after certifications out there. ~15% of all security positions either required or preferred. (If memory servers me correctly).

    Of course the CISSP is the big boy, ~50% of all security positions required or preferred.
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    How did you get an entry level job in IT security?

    I'm working on helpdesk and plan to get my CCNA security soon

    I want to get out of helpdesk
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    Quote Originally Posted by technogoat View Post
    How did you get an entry level job in IT security?

    I'm working on helpdesk and plan to get my CCNA security soon

    I want to get out of helpdesk
    Getting the Security+ is something to think about. I've heard very mixed reviews of the CCNA Security exam. You may want to think about CCNA CyberSecurity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyMooseCCNA View Post
    Getting the Security+ is something to think about. I've heard very mixed reviews of the CCNA Security exam. You may want to think about CCNA CyberSecurity.
    Just ordered the book for CCNA security

    I have classes in which we used ASA

    also, CCNA security is free for me

    I'll see if I can get cyberops covered

    hmmmm, if CyberSecurity takes me less than a month then I'll go for it

    the CCNA CyberSecurity looks good

    might get Security+ as well just to get the foundations down
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    I would get Sec+ to lay the foundation
    Then either get CCNA security or CASP
    following that I would get eJPT or OSCP if you want to be a Penntester
    it depends on where you want to go in security.... find your area of interest and then go from there
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