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Re: Opinions on certs security/network
From: "Butturini, Russell" <Russell.Butturini () Healthways com>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:24:11 -0500

I second Herndon's sentiments.  I am biased because I sit on the EC Council continuing education board, but even before 
I joined that I was impressed with the content and depth of the CEH certification.  It really requires a broad 
knowledgebase to be successful on the exam.

You have to start somewhere, and either of these two would be good starting points.

From: pauldotcom-bounces () mail pauldotcom com [mailto:pauldotcom-bounces () mail pauldotcom com] On Behalf Of Herndon 
Elliott
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 8:36 AM
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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