[Owasp-scotland] Low Cost Training
rorym at nmrconsult.net
Wed Feb 17 15:17:40 EST 2010
hmm interesting question. There's quite a few certs in the
Information security world, most of which are pretty specialised, so
to an extent it depends on what area of security you're interested in.
For general Infosec positions the CISSP goes down well with HR types,
but it's only open to people with a certain number of years of
industry experience. They do have a cert the SSCP
(http://www.isc2.org/sscp/default.aspx ) which is more geared to
people getting into the InfoSec industry, but it's not as well known.
On the more technical side, in my experience there's less clarity on
what the best certs are. For pen. testing the CREST certs are well
regarded in the industry, but then again they're more targeted at
people who've been working in that area for a while. the CEH is
reasonably well known but isn't always well regarded...
At the end of the day I'd say that the act of having taken the
initiative and studied / taken the exam for most certs. would be seen
as a plus by most employers, although it doesn't always help get past
HR if they're looking for specific "keywords".
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:26 AM, Paul Miller <paul.j.miller at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi. This is my first post to the list so hope I haven't mussed it up.
> I am a student studying in Glasgow and expect to have some time towards
> the end of the year to dedicate to 'personal' studies. I have a keen
> interest in InfoSec and would like to earn some kind of certification.
> Unfortunately, most of the courses I have seen are way to expensive and
> don't offer an exams-only option.
> The courses offered by Offensive Security seem quite thorough and
> reasonably priced (they may consider a discount for students) but I
> wonder what value their certifications would have in the eyes of HR?
> Any thoughts on the best way to go?
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