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    Security Certifications

    I have tried to post this 3 times now. Let's see if it works. I would like to get certified in some area of security. All I've heard about is the CISSP. But to get this cert, you need at least 3 years of experience in the field. Are there any certs I could study for and take now?

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    Talking ya..

    I was wondering the same thing. I'll be watching this thread closely. I'm sure many of the people here know of or are certified in many things.

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    SANS? Their certs are expensive but I don't believe they have pre-requisites like that.
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    Enterasys and cisco have certs. Sun will be rolling out a cert soon in this area and so will ibm.
    novell already has one. Check around but be warned the prices are stiff.
    Trappedagainbyperfectlogic.

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    http://www.antionline.com/certifications.php

    this might help a bit...

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    More important than certification is knowledge acquisition and experience. The 3 year requirement for CISSP is not unreasonable considering the breadth of information that is required.
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    More important than certification is knowledge acquisition and experience. The 3 year requirement for CISSP is not unreasonable considering the breadth of information that is required.
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    ISC^2 also has another cert other than the CISSP....I believe it is the SSCP or something like that. I kow the requirements are not as high and it is related more to the technical aspects of security where as the CISSP is more the management level.

    I have personally taken the Cisco and Checkpoint Cert exams, and both are highly recommended.

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    Those 3 years of experience is there for a reason. I've seen people who know very little about computers write practice exams for a few weeks then go get a few certs, three years adds creditably.
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    Some of you appear to have taken what I said about the 3 years of experience as a bad thing. I'm not saying it's bad to require that or anything, but before I can get into anything dealing with security, I need a cert that shows I know the basics at least, so that I can get in. Then I can gain the 3 years required for the CISSP. Otherwise, I can't even get the 3 years of experience.

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