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CompTIA Security+ Queation

Discussion in 'Security+' started by lebin999, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. lebin999

    lebin999 New Member

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    hi everyone,
    i am a uni year 3 student and study Information system in the uni, i want to online study CompTIA Security+ ,can anyone tell me how long approximately will finish the course in i study full time~~Thanks..
     
  2. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    In a word, no. Everyone is different, depending on what experience you have and how quick you pick things up, will determine how long it will take you.

    May I ask, how much experience do you have in the security sector, and why you want to start with this cert?
     
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  3. lebin999

    lebin999 New Member

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    not much....just finish a short course call "Enterprise Information system security" which is roughly describe some security issues. i start this Cert because of i interesting in the area's knowledge and want to focus on this area in the future.............
     
  4. BosonMichael
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    CompTIA recommends two years experience in networking with emphasis on security before pursuing Security+... and I'd agree. Besides, the Security+ won't be very useful in helping you get an entry-level job because entry-level jobs don't involve security.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  5. lebin999

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    i have little confusING NOW....can anyone give me some suggestions which CERT is more suitable to me? i am interesting NETWORKING & SECURITY.........
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    There's not much networking in entry-level jobs, but you can certainly work up to that. I'd recommend the A+ for starters. Get an entry-level IT job, then pursue the Network+ and MCDST. As you gain experience over time, start seeking out more advanced job responsibilities, eventually working into a network administration position. There, you will be able to work with networking and security to your heart's content... but it won't come overnight, nor at the start of your career.
     
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  7. lebin999

    lebin999 New Member

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    so do u think i better to do CCNA OR CompTIA A+? which one is more useful in the future.....
     
  8. greenbrucelee
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    You should start with CompTIA A+ then N+ (Networks) then MCDST.

    Definetley not CCNA untill you have more experience in the real world.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Allow me to state it this way... you need the A+ and an entry-level job to even HAVE a future in IT. Thus... I'd say that the A+ is pretty darn important to your future! :)

    Getting the CCNA without first getting real-world networking experience in IT is virtually useless.
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    Let's see...interested in networking and security. No real world experience. Probably the best study path would be A+, Network+, Security+, and then perhaps the CCNA. Whilst you're in the middle of all that, start applying for entry level desktop support/helpdesk jobs to begin getting some experience. That should keep you busy for a year or so. By then, you'll have a better idea what your skills/aptitude/interests are taking you.
     
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  11. lebin999

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    Thank everyone..........................................^^
     

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