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Re: Opinions on certs security/network
From: PJ McGarvey <pj_mcgarvey () hotmail com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:05:26 -0400



The CEH recently was approved by the DoD, giving it some cred

http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223101209

I've always heard that it is pretty basic. I've seen some of the 
training videos for it which confirms that in my opinion.   BTW, on the EC
 Council website you can take a small quiz to test your knowledge of the 
concepts.

I recently obtained my CISSP, so I'm looking for another cert to balance that out, as the CISSP was difficult but 
doesn't demonstrate alot of technical knowledge.  I'm leaning toward a GIAC cert like the Wireless or Web App one.

CCNA would also be one I'd love to have, both to really learn the networking side of security and for a well-rounded 
background.  

-PJ 

Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 08:36:07 -0500
From: alabamatoy () gmail com
To: pauldotcom () mail pauldotcom com
Subject: Re: [Pauldotcom] Opinions on certs security/network

Ive looked at CEH and security+ and just laughed.
 
If you are laughing at CEH, then I think you have become a bit jaded!  The CEH cert is not easy, and is fairly 
well-respected in my experience.  There are no certs that will be universal.....there is always some staleness in every 
certification due to the nature of the necessary standardized testing, leadtime for development etc.  But the CEH, 
IMHO, is one of the better ones if you are after a technical cert.  Otherwise, just commit some high-profile break-in, 
serve your time, then use that street cred as your certification.  Good luck with that.

Herndon Elliott, CISSP
Madison, Al
"Washington is broken and we need clear leaders and patriots, not polished political hacks."  -- Ginni Thomas


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