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Which certificates should I work on first for my time in Internet Security?

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I'm at a place that will help me in the networking field, and I want to know which certifications I should try and get first above others.

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Kadia’s Answer

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Hi Donovan,

There are various certifications you could take but it depends on your career interest. Options are:

Security +, is about general security and doesn't require professional security experience.

OSCP, is around offensive security (penetration testing etc).

CISSP, but this certification would require you to have security experience.

If you are interested in penetration testing, you could also look into joining public Bug Bounty (BB) programs. Companies such as (Airbnb, Facebook, Google, etc.) offer BB programs, where they reward researchers for finding vulnerabilities in their infrastructure/products etc. More info here.

In my experience in Silicon Valley, I've learned that bug bounty skills could be more valuable as certifications, especially for Security Engineering jobs. However, as I've mentioned before, it depends on your career interest. If you are trying to find out which path you would like to go, I would suggest looking into Security + or OSCP.

Kadia recommends the following next steps:

  • Read more about Security + here: https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/security
  • Read more about OSCP here: https://www.offensive-security.com/information-security-certifications/oscp-offensive-security-certified-professional/
  • Decide which certification aligns the most with your career interest. If you are more interested in learning more about vulnerability research, visit one of the Bug Bounty Platforms, for example: https://www.hackerone.com/, https://www.bugcrowd.com/, ...
Thank you so much for responding Kadia, I'll be sure to look into your recommendations, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week! Donovan Z.
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Nikhil’s Answer

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Hi,

I see several exams for security certification in above answers. While those are correct answers, you must first learn basics.
There are some computer fundamentals which are essential in networking or security domain such as TCP/IP and OSI layers, computer networking fundamentals and knowledge of operating systems like Linux or Windows.

Books to refer:
1. Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by Kurose and Ross

Take up online courses for below skills and practice hands-on:
1. CompTIA Network +
2. CompTIA Security+
3. TCP/IP Fundamentals
4. Linux OS

Acquiring these knowledge is essential to prepare for any networking or security certification.
Happy learning and wish you all the best!
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Parshwajyoti’s Answer

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I would suggest to start with cisco certifications in the following order (CCNA-->CCNP-->CCNP security -->CCIE Security).Along with cisco certifications,you can add the following vendors certification that includes Palo Alto,Juniper security,CISSP,Checkpoint,redhat security.If you want to add penetration testing as a career then CEH,OSCP is highly recommended.
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Qindi’s Answer

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Cisco CCNA Security is also a good start. But I have heard it will be changed next year. Please have a look at the Cisco CCNA website. If you are interested, it is the time to begin the study.

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Ramprasanth’s Answer

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Cisco Systems - CCNA-->CCNP-->CCNP security -->CCIE Security

Juniper Security -- JNCIA-SEC--->JNCIS-SEC--->JNCIP-SEC----->JNCIE-SEC


You can check for the following companies' competent certifications as their market is more than above two companies.

PaloAlto Networks

Check Point Software Technologies
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Raju’s Answer

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There are many tracks for Computer networking security and each certification covers different objective.. Since you have mentioned Internet security I believe you might wanted to know about security used by Internet service providers in their network. Hence my answer is related to them.
Start learning with Security + during your college. Achieve CCNA Security that should be a good start then move your way to CCNP & CCIE security which are more advance & will make you lead in network security career.
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James Byoungju’s Answer

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Hi Donovan,

Internet Security domain covers the sub domains like Networking, Security, Web application, Hacking and etc.

In terms of Networking, CCNA/CCNP might be good to understand basic knowledge about how Networking can be built and what kind of component it has.

for the security, CISSP and security +are the good ones to have fine knowledge about what are the domains of the IT security, what are the encyption and decryption and how those working, what are the code of conduct of the person in charge of the internet security.

lastly, for the hacking, learning programming/database/web server would be helpful. the related certificate might be MCSE,MCDBA or OCP. I wish this could be helpful.

James






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Andy’s Answer

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You can also consider Cisco CCNA, CCNP or CCIE Security, you will have specific in-depth technologies experience too.

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