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Re: Path to IT Security
From: Gary Baribault <gary () baribault net>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:02:13 -0500

Well you're right about that all along the row .. I have all the certs
and I'm not impressed with most of them, but if you want to get in the
door, you better have the certs .. anyone who can memorize two or three
books can get his CISSP or most other certs .. with a very few
exceptions .. certs are about memorizing books ... the only two I can
say are different are CCIE and RHCE .. both of those are hands on certs ..

Gary Baribault

On 01/18/2011 06:24 PM, Christian Sciberras wrote:
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
<mailto: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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