Starting on security certifications

sharpy56sharpy56 Posts: 106Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi All,

Just after some advise from people who have been through this situation previously. I currently hold the following certificates:


ITIL Foundation 2011
Windows 7 70-680 (MICTP)
Windows 7 70-685 (MCTS)
Comptia A+ (older then 2012)
Comptia Network+ (older then 2012)
Certificate IV IT


I'm really looking at starting to learn more about security as i've always been fascinated by it. I've been looking on the Comptia website and it states to start with the Microsoft MTA 367 (security fundamentals).


Is this the best place to start? I haven't really done anything in this particular field but have general computer knowledge etc


Looking forward to hear your thoughts.

Comments

  • ramrunner800ramrunner800 Posts: 238Member
    Microsoft doesn't offer anything worthwhile in security that I'm aware of.

    A common starting place for security is Comptia's Security+. This is a broad certification that gives a good overview of alot of security topics, though none of them are covered in real depth. It is suitable for a beginner.

    For those with a heavy networking focus the CCNA Security is very popular. ISC2's SSCP and SANS GSEC are also both available, but are much less common entry points to the Security world for one reason or another.

    I'd probably recommend S+ because it is cheap to learn, general enough to serve as a good introduction to the wide world of security, and is decently recognized. (at least here in the US)
    Currently Studying For: GXPN
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 563Member
    As above, I'd suggest the Security+ too. After that I'd consider the SSCP/CISSP as an end goal.
    WGU B.S. IT - Security Progress Start Date: Mar 1 2015 Transferred|Required|In Progress|Completed
    C176 C220 C221 C393 C394 C172 C178 C164 C457 C455 C456 C480 (42 CUs Xfered)
    C247 C299 (12 CUs Required to Graduate)
    C247
    C299 (12 CU In Progress)
    C182 ORA1 C459 C132 C168 C376 C483 C255 C278 C173 C169 C175 C484 C170 C179 C451 C100 C246
    C435 C436(68 CU Completed)
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