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Kaspersky Certification

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by kevicho, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    Has anyone here done one of their exams?

    http://support.kaspersky.com/learning/certification

    I am currently in the position where I have rolled out the system to a collection of 800 clients and servers(via both the 6 and 8 admin kits over 2 rollouts and a PC refresh), configured groups, relocation rules, agent and workstation policies (different for various groups), reporting, and created training for the onsite technicians to perform daily administrative tasks such as cleaning up uprocessed files, find out of control PCs, investigate why machines didnt do a weekly scan (usually a WOL issue, so they chase up the cause i.e people turning machines off at wall), and created a hierachy of admin servers, which I must admit the documentation wasnt clear so rang up kaspersky to confirm what I was doing was correct.

    Anyways I want to know if that experience and knowledge will be enough, Ive asked to see if there are any practice exams, but none so far.

    Id hate to turn up with the knowlege of the system and the exam be on virus removal methods!

    Ive gone through the online training as well, which I did pick up one or two handy things, but nothing on there that was too complicated.

    As far as I am aware you can only do the exam in oxford, which is a bit of a downside, so if anyone has got to do this exam at a partners site or similar then saving me 140 miles of travel would be a godsend.

    Going to contact our reseller next week as advised by Kasperskys support staff, see what costs are.

    Hopefully im not paying, but if so guess ill have to give it up as a bad job.

    Thanks

    Kev
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I haven't, but I would have thought that it'd be wiser to have their exams thru Certiport, Vie or Prometric...

    -ken
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Experience is king when it comes to AV mate, I'm surprised there is a certification to be honest as McAfee, CA etc don't have them for AV. Its just my opinion but I would go for the Security+ as its widely known, recognised by Microsoft so you can put it on your transcript and count it toward the MCSA/E :Security, and it goes into details on AV related topics like malware, spyware, viruses, rootkits etc.

    In my last interview I was asked a load of Security related questions, difference between a virus, worm and trojan, what to do if there was a virus outbreak etc, all of which I answered easily with no prep (asked to attend an interview, when? right now!) because I'd not long passed my Security+ 8) (got the job 8)8))
     
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  4. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    I know what you mean Ken it doesnt seem very accessible to take, im seeing this as an added cert to do with minimal study as opposed to something I want to specialise in so the extra hassle isnt welcome, I will let everyone know how i get on although its looking like im going to concentrate on the ITIL foundation next few weeks, which isnt as bad as people have made out, so it may be a while, I also think it will be something different on my cv.

    I have considered doing the security plus JK, but the way projects will be going at work, other study learning will take precedence and I dont want to create too much of a workload, I may end up just getting a book and reading it through, as I dont see myself renewing any Comptia certs at any point, although I will keep an eye on the local job market when the time arises to see if the cert has value in the future, but the college I work for seems to value MS Certs more as that is more my related to my job role and I want to build on what I have and keep relevant to my current role.

    Might put it on my CPD for next year, along with the Procurve training I want, if the budgets there lol

    Thanks for replies guys.
     
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  5. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I've not done their certs, and at a glance certification for an AV product seems like a money generating exercise if nothing else.

    The fact that you administer the system would be enough for your CV I would have thought - what is the likelihood that the next firm you go to uses KAV as their AV solution of choice? It's not transferably generic, such as with Microsoft for example.

    It's like me wanting to specialise / do exams in Autonomy products, because we use their products. As long as I can administer what I need to administer, the experience with the product just goes on the CV.

    Apologies if this is a mindless ramble, I'm slightly ill :oops:
     
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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    No its spot on Arroryn IMO. Every account I've worked on uses different AV which is why I think experience is all that matters and why Security+ would be the best certification if any to take with regards to AV as it discusses vulnerabilities and Viruses in general. If you have administered ePO and a new place had eTrust or Trend etc you'd still be able to talk the talk because they all go about it in similar ways, they just change the names to stamp their mark, sigs or dats, distribution points or distributed repository etc. Once you've mastered one its a piece of cake to master another.
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Yup, having used Symantec, Sophos, McAfee and ESET products on many different networks experience is the key.

    Some online training and reading the admin guides are helpful but I wouldn’t take it to the point of taking an exam.
     
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  8. karl_lankford

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    As a former Kaspersky employee: don't do the exam. Waste of time, its in badly translated russian and it will not open any doors from you. Barely anyone actually does it and most of the people that do are resellers to get better discount levels.


    If you are interested in data security/av, do the security+ as it'll be a similar cost and much more beneficial to you.
     
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  9. onoski

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    At least you got lots of training and useful certs whilst with Kaspersky. Do you now work in IT security or systems administration?

    Best wishes:)
     
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  10. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    I kinda got this impression while speaking to the support line, asked me to go through a reseller! So gave up on it, am concentrating on M$ exams, might look at sec+ and CEH next year for my CDP with work

    Thanks for the replies guys
     
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  11. karl_lankford

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    Yeah I do, got a consultancy job working for a managed services provider. Also completed my CISSP recently, but am awaiting sign off/references.
     
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