6 Best Certifications for Ethical Hackers To Boost Your IT Career

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  1. JK2447
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    If you are looking to add some exams and certs to your CV, here are the six certifications that CompTIA think can help to boost your career. Do you agree? Do you have any of these?

    CompTIA PenTest+
    Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Certification
    Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
    Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA)
    Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
    GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

    The roles that typically require an ethical hacking certification:

    Penetration tester
    Vulnerability assessor
    Information security analyst
    Security analyst
    Ethical hacker
    Security consultant
    Security engineer / architect
    Information security manager
    IT auditor
    IT consultant


    This is just a list but you can read more on what each certification involves, and decide which one is right for you, here
     
    Certifications: VCP4, 5, 6, 6.5, 6.7, 7, VCAP DCV Design, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: Google Cloud Certs
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    I started OSCP, rooted about 30 machines in their lab, think you need to do like 60 to complete lab? You pay monthly and my month ran out, never took the actual practical exam.

    The initial course and coverage of metasploit, shellcode, ssh tunnelling was good.

    Support after that seems kinda malicious so unless you are already a pen tester or work with pen testers, I doubt you will get the support you need to pass.
     
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    Thank you for the review. I think if nothing else, these sorts of certifications give people something to study in that the field is so massive, I'd not know where to start. Its a subject many of us find fascinating I think. The movies glamorise it all, like Swordfish, remember that one? I'm pretty sure it couldn't be further from the truth :tv:
     
    Certifications: VCP4, 5, 6, 6.5, 6.7, 7, VCAP DCV Design, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: Google Cloud Certs
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    Unfortunately I didn't get the Swordfish blowjob :;)
     
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