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Security Certificates - HELP!!

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Node, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Node

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of entereing security world! Just wandering what other exams are there apart from CompTIA Security+ CEH and CISSP? Are there any other recognised certs out there?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi, you may want to check these two links out regarding Security certifications:

    Link 1 & Link 2.

    Those two links only covers security certs for support personnal and not security certs when it comes to programming. Hopefully I've said that right :)

    -ken
     
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  3. Node

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    which certs would you say are universally recognised?
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    A degree in Network Security, now I believe that is accepted all round the world as everywhere/everyones knows what a degree is.

    But as for certs it does depend on what country your in, the industry, whether or not the person/company has heard of them (believe it or not, there are IT managers out there that do not know what the A+ is), etc. Comptia Security+ is a great entry level cert when it comes to security (it's not a entry level IT cert and it also sits at level 3 of the NQF), and is accepted in most countries* The MCSE: Security and the MCSA: Security is widely accepted, but really only in Microsoft networks - these while are great certifications to have, they won't help you if you're working in a Linux/Unix/Apple environment.

    There are also the ISACA certs. Relatively new but there's been a big uptake. However I believe that the majority of the uptake has been in the US as it's part of the DoD program.

    -Ken

    *I can not and will not gurantee that it is accepted universally.
     
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