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Re: Path to IT Security
From: Christian Sciberras <uuf6429 () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:24:25 +0100

Let me tell you one thing, "pro" isn't about certifications, it's about
years of experience (and maybe certifications).
It doesn't matter how many certs you have if you've never touched a
computer.
It's quite unthinkable - but equally true - that some university graduates,
which should be able to write complex software doesn't know java from
javascript (as an example).

That's just my advise. Of course, when presenting a resume, experience in
years seem to count less than certifications.
But in the end, you have to decide why are you getting the job, for the sake
of a fat wage, or doing something that really interests you.

Chris.




On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 5:10 PM, Emmanuel Apreko <eapreko () ymail com> wrote:

Hello All,

I'm a newbie to this list and all i need is some guidance into the world of
IT security. i have completed Comptia A+ and Network + and wish to pursue a
career in security.

After researching i found out that the most prestigious security
certification is the CISSP and it seems like a very long journey to it since
i have no experience in it at all but need to get my foot in.

Could anyone please advise me on the best path to being a security
professional? ie from beginner to pro?

All advise will be well appreciated.

Thanks




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