List of certifications

faithofleapfaithofleap Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
I salute you all!

First of all, I'm very glad that I've ran into these forums; the resources are great. Thanks to everyone who is involved in this great community.

Second, this is why I'm here:

Several days ago life has opened new doors for me: a juicy sponsorship for my plans.
My plans involve a firm through which I can offer pentesting services.
I can do whatever I want with the cash, so the first on my TODO list are certifications.
I have never been in touch with this area of education (infosec); I am a self learner, and everything I
master was achived through practice and passion.
Now I'm into this, so I think it's a must to get certified.
My list of certifications is the following:
  • CISA (in the future)
  • CISSP (in the future)
  • SSCP (in the future)
  • CEH
  • SANS (Security related ones)
Hoping you can help me, I question:
  1. Do you know other certifications worth mentioning?
  2. Can you offer any kind of advices regarding my pentesting firm?
  3. What are the best practices in pentesting?


  • paul78paul78 Member Posts: 3,016 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Welcome. What type of pentesting do you want to do? And what type of IT security experience do you already have?
  • JayTheCrackerJayTheCracker Member Posts: 169
    Pentest Certificates ? eCPPT, CEH, LPT, OSCP, OSCE, GPEN, GWAPT, GAWN & GXPN
  • jasong318jasong318 Member Posts: 102
    Are you going to be running/operating the firm? One thing people tend to overlook is good legal counsel. You will want some good, iron-clad contracts before engaging with a client. As for certs, do the one's that you will actually learn something from. I would say any SANS classes, the OSCP, and the CISSP (required by some clients before you can touch their network).
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