February 12th, 2005, 10:04 AM
Looking about career in security?
Hello everyone. I have been coming to Antionline off and on for about 3 years. I finally started getting back into the whole security thing. I have decided that I would like a career in securing networks preventing hackers etc...
However since I'm a complete and utter noob, I just don't know where to start. Maybe you all could help? A friend of mine at work said that cisco would be a good opportunity for you and go all the way up and become CCIE (I think that's what it is heh.) . Also a degree wouldn't hurt but what in?
Anyhow any advice on education, trainning or just anything else would be much appreciated.
Of course I have been reading this site so that helps some but not really on a resume heh
Thanks again, hope to hear from you all soon!
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February 12th, 2005, 12:06 PM
If you're looking for certification...but can't afford the high cost of university or college...you might think about an online course...here's a start...
February 12th, 2005, 01:10 PM
Thanks for the reply....
Well I can I was hoping to get a degree in something and then get some certs added on to it. I dunno where to start what classes to take or anything. I'll defintely check out the website. Thanks for the information. Hopefullly more people or you're self will have more information.
February 12th, 2005, 01:53 PM
Here's a place you can get an online university degree in computer security...
February 12th, 2005, 05:26 PM
Actually if he did go the online route he should take a look at
instead.... the link you provided was for a masters degree which would be for further education
You can also check out university of phoenix online. Or go to a college all are great ideas and the stuff you will run into at college is a once in a lifetime event and worth it
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February 12th, 2005, 07:08 PM
I would take a blended approach. A bachelors degree will be invaluable to you earlier in your career. But experience goes a LONG WAY as well. Cert's are kind of the bastard child between the two, but in and of themselves they are pretty worthless. Cert's are most valuable when coupled with relevant experience. Many of the CompTIA certifications are an excellent place to start. A+ for hardware, Network+ for anyone who does any networking, Security+ (near and dear to MY heart) for sysadmins, NOC agents, etc. You can also get a lot of decent study and training material for their certs without spending $4000 on a boot camp. A couple books and the test would run you less than $500.
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February 12th, 2005, 08:07 PM
Now adays certs like ccna, mcsa, A+, etc are not all that rare and therefore mean far less then in previous years. They are still good to have and for a lot of companies a requirement. But Experience is also an invalubale asset when looking for a job. A great entry point into the IT workd is a help desk job, its gets your feet in the door, and gets you some good experience dealing with the human stupidity factor. A college degree in just about anything is always helpful, but if you can make it a computer focus, im sure it would help more. So a mixed plate of certs, a degree, and experience is going to be the ideal situation. So start reading just about everything you can find about computers, becasue you cant secure them if you dont know how they are being exploited.
February 12th, 2005, 09:45 PM
Take a look at this tread.
Another members asked the same question and he got some very good answer. Good Luck.