IT security learning

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Chris Ryan, Jun 21, 2005.

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  1. Chris Ryan

    Chris Ryan Registered Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Help… can anyone direct me to a training company that supplies Internet security. I’m particularly interested in obtaining a certification in Hacking and Firewalls. *puppy*
  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    United States

    If you are wanting to get a cert in Internet Security, I would recommend CompTIA Internet+ and Security+ Certs.

    I do not know of a cert for Firewalls or Hacking (btw...are you wanting to learn how to prevent hacking or learn how to hack? [​IMG] )

    There are a lot of boot camps around the country that offer training in these subjects, but I don't know right off hand.
  3. diginsight

    diginsight Security Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    There are numerous options. Direct answer: GIAC especially:
    GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)
    GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
    GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
    GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst (GCFA)

    To start I would take a look at Security+ and maybe Cisco CCNA if you lack networking skills.

    You can read Information Security Education Resources for Professional Development if you really want to pursue a career in infosec.

    Google the following certifications:
    CCSP (Cisco Certified Security Professional)
    Certified Info Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
    GSEC (General Security Essentials Certification)
    MSIT (Master of Security in Information Technology)

    Good luck,

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