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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by BigRikk, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. BigRikk

    BigRikk New Member

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    Hey there

    I am new to this site and IT as a career to be honest. I am currently a social worker looking to change over with the ultimate goal to become an ethical hacker. Anyways hello to everyone and any advice on courses what types of jobs to start out in just give me a holla.

    Take care all

    Rikk
     
  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hello and welcome to CF!

    To be come a security expert in the IT industry, you have to start out at the bottom like everyone else. You need to gain experience first before you can start specializing in a certain area. To get the the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) cert is aimed at individuals with many years of experience. What I would do is start with the basic IT Technician stuff like CompTIA A+, Network+ and keep going... keep in mind that it is recommended to get hands on before any certifications so while you're studying for these certifications, also look for work.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  3. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Hi welcome to CF,

    Agreed as above A+ N+ MCDST normally the way to start.

    Just doing my A+ now.

    Regards
     
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
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  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

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    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  5. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    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+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  7. BigRikk

    BigRikk New Member

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    Cheers guys/girls.

    I have looked into this and looking at local colleges and uni's first as there is a lot. Firebrand training looks ok but is expensive for a boot camp (£3500+) for COMPTIA A+ and Networking A+. However, just wondering would this get me a basic job in support as an IT Technician to begin with?

    Thanks for the advice people
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  8. Richy19

    Richy19 Bit Poster

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    you are much better off self studying for these exams as the books are around £30 each and the exams are around £380 (2x £110 for the A+ and £160 for the N+)
    As for whether they will get you a job well you will need to apply and such :p
    how ever these along with maybe the MCDST should be enough for a 1st line support job
     
    WIP: BTEC ND IT, CCENT, A+, N+
  9. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  10. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Avoid bootcamps in general, especially if you have no prior experience, in a few cases they can be useful for experienced people with rich employers to help cram for exams, generally they are not the best way to learn.

    There are colleges that off A+ nightclasses at reasonable rates (£500 for six months part time usually.). Self study is also very possible.

    The CEH is very much a marketing fad from what I can gather from InfoSec forums, there are other qualifications that seem to be taken more seriously. Many of the techniques are out of date, its really more of a fun cert to have I think, maybe CEH people can correct me.
     
    Certifications: CITP, BSc, HND, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, N+, Sec+, Proj+, Server+, Linux+, MCTS, MCPD, MCSA, MCITP, CCDH

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