Re: Starting up as a security consultant

You mean using powershell or perl? =)

Certifications get you noticed but certification <> proficiency.
Knowledge and experience are what counts at the end of the day.

Going back to the first query, and would be
a good start. If you are going for vendor/product-centric security
certification, you can opt for the following (just a few of the many):

RSA Security (
RSA/CSE - RSA Certified Systems Engineer
RSA/CA - RSA Certified Administrator
RSA/CI - RSA Certified Instructors

CheckPoint (
CCSA - Check Point Certified Security Administrator
CCSE - Check Point Certified Security Engineer

Cisco (
Cisco Firewall Specialist
Cisco VPN Specialist
Cisco IDS Specialist
CCSP - Cisco Certified Security Professional

TruSecure (
TICSA - TruSecure ICSA Certified Security Associate
TICSE - TruSecure ICSA Certified Security Engineer

Good luck!

CEH MCSE MCSA MCITP | Server/Enterprise Admin
Bytes & Badz:

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 4:58 AM, Scott Warren <sw@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 5, 2008, at 12:55 PM, rahtimus@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

Look through their course offerings and certifications. If you arent
certified, you're facing a pretty stifff competition out there.

I had an MCSE ask me how to change the static IP address on a windows