Looking for a Pen Testing Mentor
I am new to the IT cert process, been working in IT for about 6 years now without a degree or a single cert. I will be enrolling into WGU here in August for the B.S IT program with an emphasis on security. I am looking for a sort of road map into the Pen Testing field, as this is my dream job. Here is a little background information on me: Veteran, did 5 years in the Air Force. Worked as an IT Specialist for the DHS. Working in the gaming IT market now, which I hate. I have been playing with BackTrack 5 a lot but really can't do the things I want to try as they are illegal without premission. I also have been working on my programming skills . My first cert I want is Net+ then Sec+ and CCNA after that. I have two 2500s and a 2950 at my disposal (b-day present from the wifey). I guess what I'm trying to get at here is that I am looking for a sort of mentor to teach me the do's and dont's of pentesting.