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Old 06-23-2001, 03:52 PM   #1
Kalyani
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Career in Internet Security


Hello Members,

Is anyone in this forum persuing a career in Internet Security? I wanted to give the CISSP exam but do not have the required experience to sit for the exam.Someone is aware of any other certifications? I am an engineer by qualification

Kalyani
 
Old 06-26-2001, 09:45 AM   #2
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i am a security engineer w/no certs... i am getting them know... it's more importain to know your stuff than it is to be certified and not know a damn thing!
 
Old 06-26-2001, 09:58 AM   #3
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Hi Rebby,

Thanks for your reply.I live in Bahrain and as this country is small,getting a job in this line even as a trinee is almost impossible. Hence with the experience option ruled out, I wanted to know whether any certifications would help me in securing a job if my husband and I considered moving to the west someday.

I agree that knowing the stuff is very important. As you don't have any certifications, did you land upon this job on experience basis? Your reply might help me in taking a decision.

Kalyani
 
Old 06-26-2001, 10:06 AM   #4
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yes and no... i got the job based on experience and general knowledge... i've worked in computer since i was 15 years old (i'm 21 now). i worked @ an isp and started w/unix @ a very young age. from the very beginning i always wanted to do things right. right to me ment security, speed, accessablitly in that order. to do that and still have things accessable to those who needed (but not to anybody taht didn't) much research was required. after doing that for 6 years i really got to know what was out there and how i could defend my self. realizing that 100% security is never going to be availible i would always take as many steps as i could to discourage a potential attacker. i learned may new tools that are very applicable in the sercurity field and that was enough to land me a job (if you are wondering what i learned see http://resume.rebby.com for a partial listing).... good luck!

ps - sorry for all the typos... i'm very tired...
 
  


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