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    Default What are some of the free Infosec certs that one can obtain online?

    I am trying to gain more and more knowledge and wondering if there are any certs that are available online for free? Won't hurt to lock horns and gain some knowledge and certs at the same time?
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    They probably wouldn't be worth any thing if you did find any. Go for things that the jobs you are looking to get are asking for. Otherwise your most likely just wasting your time.

    No one is going to pay any attention to a cert that they don't know what it is. Just because a cert says security in its name does not mean it will help you get a security position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    They probably wouldn't be worth any thing if you did find any.
    There is very few of them valued even they are free.
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    You can look at Cybrary Micro-cert they are very cheap. I would post it on my resume or on Linkedin but it could help get a micro goal
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    Your in luck! Qualys offers free training on their products, particularly PCI. Is it enough to get your a job? Ummm... no but it does answer your question. With security certification the old adage about "getting what you pay for" is probably the best advice to follow. Not that their aren't some useless (IMHO) certifications out there but if its worth getting its probably worth putting the time, effort and money into achieving the certification in the first place.

    Of course employer paid training is ultimately more valuable to your wallet than the training you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beads View Post
    Your in luck! Qualys offers free training on their products, particularly PCI. Is it enough to get your a job? Ummm... no but it does answer your question. With security certification the old adage about "getting what you pay for" is probably the best advice to follow. Not that their aren't some useless (IMHO) certifications out there but if its worth getting its probably worth putting the time, effort and money into achieving the certification in the first place.

    Of course employer paid training is ultimately more valuable to your wallet than the training you pay for.

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    Qualys is actually a well known brand so it will be nice to become familiar with its products specially the vuln scanner
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