RE: FW: CompTIA security+ versus SANS boot camp security essentials...
From: Murad Talukdar (talukdar_m_at_subway.com)
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 15:06:32 +1000 To: 'Corey LeBleu' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>From what you both say-the theoretical approach is more CompTIA's bag.
However, I learn better when there is more hands on/break things and fix
them type activity, so this has me leaning more towards the GSEC. I know
that being an online course will make it a bit harder but from what I've
read/heard, everyone still gains from this format.
I take on board what you said about the mcse and CompTIA though, Adrian.
I know that even where I work at the moment we're going to have more
opportunity to get into Linux/UNIX type scenarios, so it would be good to
have a grounding in that.
From: Corey LeBleu [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 4:10 AM
To: Murad Talukdar
Subject: Re: FW: CompTIA security+ versus SANS boot camp security
Security+ is more theory and administration oriented whereas GSEC is
more hands on and covers that stuff. I'm Security+ certified and have
looked at an old GSEC book. I would say go for the GSEC.
On 7/24/05, Murad Talukdar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm being allocated some of the company's mandatory training budget
> and wanted people's experience/views on the differences of the two courses
> that I'm sourcing:
> CompTIA Security+(in class)
> SANS Security essentials bootcamp(online)
> Has anyone done both(unlikely, methinks) and which one would be (slightly)
> more Windows-centric? Also, which one would be more suited to a network
> admin who wants to head more in the security direction.
> Kind Regards
> Murad Talukdar