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Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by oush, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. oush

    oush Byte Poster

    Hi guys / gals,

    I've been accepted into an Msc in Security Management at loughborough univeristy. But unfortunatley the university will not advice me on any books or issue any materials untill the course starts which is in october :(

    I'm really eager to start this, so not quite sure where to start!!!

    Module 1: Business Management Skills
    Module 2: Law and Criminology
    Module 3: Security and Risk Management
    Module 4: Physical Security, Fraud and Information Security
    Module 5: Information Technology Security
    Module 6: Research Methods (unassessed for those progressing onto the Masters)
    Module 7: Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma Project
    Module 8: MSc Research Disser tation

    The modules are very interesting as it covers real life security and IT security. I've registered some domains and will be creating a blog to publish all my research papers and other relevant research papers (wish to create my own small security community).

    My question is has anyone done an Msc in security @ loughborough?

    Also can someone recommend a site to get quality wordpress themes? I dont mind paying as long as it's reasonable!!!

    Certifications: MCITP: EA, Linux+, CCNA, CCDA
  2. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

    They wont even give you any advice on what books to read?
    Certifications: MOS Master, A+, MCP 271
    WIP: HND, Programming, Another Job
  3. UKDarkstar
    Honorary Member

    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    Just be patient. You'll get all your joining details and stuff closer to your start date. If you rush out and buy stuff now you may get the wrong thing or old editions of books.

    Enjoy your free time whilst you still have some !

    Good luck with the course :biggrin
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  4. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

    +1 wish I had some of that and maybe some more sleep too :eek:
    Certifications: MCDST|FtOCC
    WIP: MCSA(70-270|70-290|70-291)
  5. oush

    oush Byte Poster

    I think im just eager to get started to be honest!!!
    Certifications: MCITP: EA, Linux+, CCNA, CCDA
  6. zimbo
    Honorary Member

    zimbo Petabyte Poster

    What he said - and trust me if its as intensive as my course it will be like a 9-5 job monday to friday!! :rolleyes:
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  7. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    If you're really eager to start early why not just buy books that interest you and read around the subject ? Sure they may not be directly related to your course, but if they are good books the knowledge should come in handy.

    Maybe join some infosec forums and ask what are good reads or things to learn.

    Getting some idea about possible projects in advance never hurts either.

    You could probably knock out the Security+ in 1-2 months if really looking for something to do.

    You could play with Wireshark or NMAP or other tools from hacking distros.

    You could brush up on C and assembler and try buffer overflow attacks.

    You could get hold of x86-64 disassemblers (IDA Pro), kernal debuggers (WinDbg), PEDump, Depends, etc and try some reverse engineering.

    You could register for this windows internals webinar in sebtember :-

    You could maybe consider ways to use GPGPU to do deep packet inspection or perform password cracking.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  8. Jiser

    Jiser Kilobyte Poster

    Seems like more of a business degree than techy degree. But yeh as above poster suggested S+ etc.

    Find out if your Uni has any online libary facilities etc. For example Athens, Books 24X7, microsoft acadamey. Somewhere you can find loads of resources.

    Surely from the list of topics you could read over the modules generally. Pick youself up a book about business management, law and so on.
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), PGc, MCTS:Win 7, MCSA W7/MCITP EDST, ITIL Foundation, Prince 2 Foundation, C&G: Web Design, MOS 07: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook.

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