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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:50 PM
Posted 26 April 2016 - 09:05 PM
Global Knowledge, an IT training provider, publishes an annual report on Top-Paying Certifications. Some of those require experience but the list is a good place to start exploring cert options. If you're looking for an entry level cert, the Security+ is relatively easy to pass with some self study and given your Cyber Security studies. The Darril Gibson Secturity+ study guide is a good one and is highly rated on Amazon.Top-Paying Certifications
Posted 25 May 2016 - 09:54 AM
You won't need much more studying to pass the Sec+ exam after college (especially if you have a dedicated course on the actual Sec+ book, I did at Drexel). I took it almost 2 years after graduating and passed. My company did pay for the week long "boot camp" but honestly I didn't learn anything new, it did refresh some stuff though.
As far as certs go, the big one is the CISSP. I plan on getting this one myself at some point.
Once you graduate, try to get into a Security Engineer I type position. I just got into this after a year and a half out of my last job (right after school). A couple years in that type of position should help you gain a good amount of experience in security things.
If you want to get into more pentesting related things look at the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) cert. I hear it isn't all that difficult either, might do this one myself as well.
OS - Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 & Windows 10
Custom Desktop PC / Lenovo Y580 / Sager NP8258 / Dell XPS 13 (9350)
Bachelor of Science in Computing Security from Drexel University
Posted 28 May 2016 - 01:34 PM
One thing that a lot of security people don't understand is that personal security is much easier than organizational security. Mostly due to the fact that the easier it is to use the less secure it is. Couple that with the fact that you have people who don't understand why you can or cannot do thing has security ramifications and you end up with people working around the approved solutions.
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