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    Took my test today, passed with 784. I’m so happy I passed it at the first attempt. This is also my first ever certification exam and I have zero hands-on experience although I do have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. All I used was Darill Gibson’s book along with practice questions on exam-compass. I only had two performance based questions and 70 in total. The exam is significantly harder than the practice questions, but as long as you know the material, you would be fine. Guys I need advice on which cert to do next for someone like me who wants to work in the infosec field
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    Congrats on passing the exam first and foremost!! Great job

    To answer your question it depends on what part you want to do pentesting, network security, etc. as each one has certifications tailored to their specific skill sets and criteria. I would suggest to get you started and narrow down your scope to take a look at the following certs: CEH, CHFI, CISSP, and GCIH. There are more than these but these come off the top of my head.

    You might also consider checking out the InfoSec threads on TE for more direction. Best of luck in your future goals and career!!
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    Alright I would research on them. Thanks a lot and best of luck too
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    Congrats on the pass +1 rep for being the Lord of the Empire!!!! my fearless leader
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    Congrats on your pass. I plan on taking the Security+ in a couple of months. I'd like to use Transcenders as the practice exam though since the Transcenders questions are usually harder than the actual test.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth-Vader View Post
    Took my test today, passed with 784. I’m so happy I passed it at the first attempt. This is also my first ever certification exam and I have zero hands-on experience although I do have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science. All I used was Darill Gibson’s book along with practice questions on exam-compass. I only had two performance based questions and 70 in total. The exam is significantly harder than the practice questions, but as long as you know the material, you would be fine. Guys I need advice on which cert to do next for someone like me who wants to work in the infosec field
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    I recommend you get some foundational IT security skills first. You must have 5 years of experience to qualify as a CISSP so no need to take that exam right now. You can take the ISC2 SSCP and wait until you have 5 years of experience for the CISSP. I recommend you begin to understand Linux and Window Operating systems. You can get some of the in A+ , Linux+, and Microsoft OS courses or certifications. After you learn basic operating systems and hardware, then move to network+ and get a good understanding of networking. Then after some experience, learn how to secure systems and networks by learning to to hack some. I hope this helps.
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    I would brainstorm to see What part of Infosec you want to be in. Do your research. But I would recommend getting you CCNA and MCSA. I would skip Linux + and just get the book and learn the material and not take the exam. A+ is really for field techs honestly... learning components of a PC etc.. I would get Net+ before CCNA though.. So i would recommend your path to be something like

    Net+, CCNA, MCSA, CASP, then go from there....
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    Congrats Lord Vader
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