Re: Security Certifications

From: Nathaniel Hall (halln_at_otc.edu)
Date: 03/14/05

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    I just found out about this too. I can understand how this would make
    it easier to get the certification too, but it still requires money and
    renewal. Not everybody would be willing to renew every two or four
    years unless they really wanted to put forth the effort. Hopefully we
    will see some changes that will keep the certs as a prestigious
    accomplishment.

    Don Parker wrote:
    > GIAC has recently made massive changes to their certifications. You now only have
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    > to do the exams as there is no more practical portion. A poor decision on their
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    > part in my opinion for this is what made them stand apart from the other certs.
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    > Don Parker, GCIA GCIH
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    > Intrusion Detection & Incident Handling Specialist
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    > Bridon Security & Training Services
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    > http://www.bridonsecurity.com
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    > voice: 1-613-302-2910
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    > On Sat Mar 12 15:31 , Nathaniel Hall sent:
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    >>Mike B wrote:
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    >>>Hello Everybody,
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    >>>I just finished my master's degree in Information Security from Stevens
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    >>>Institute of Technology and I am looking to get my first security
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    >>>certification. I've read about the many security certifications out
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    >>>there, and I have decided to go with the Security+ certification from
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    >>>CompTIA. How does everybody feel about this certification? I would've
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    >>>rather tried to get the CISSP but you need experience for that, and
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    >>>that's something that I don't have right now. Is this a good first
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    >>>certification in the Information Security Field or are there better ones?
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    >>>Mike B.
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    >>Personally, I would go for the GSEC from GIAC. Visit www.sans.org to
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    >>find out when training is. Unfortunately, the class and cert is about
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    >>$3100. It isn't the easiest to get, but if you put in the time and
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    >>effort, you get a cert that not everyone gets from an organization that
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    >>is looked up to for security.
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    >>Nathaniel Hall, GSEC
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    -- 
    Nathaniel Hall, GSEC
    Intrusion Detection and Firewall Technician
    Ozarks Technical Community College -- Office of Computer Networking
    halln@otc.edu
    417-447-7535
    GPG Public Key ID: 0xAC187312
    

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