This article only show you how to start a career in the field of IT security/Network security, this article for those people who are interested in the field of IT security and who want to do some courses to enhance their skills.
We are going to start with beginning of the IT security, but before reading this you must have an idea about Penetration testing and Vulnerability assessment, click here.
Well this is a broad discussion on what courses should a student take, there are different companies offer different courses, we will categorize them by the nature not by the company.
First of all it is recommended that you must have an computer science related degree of some graduation or diplomas etc.
You must know about the networks, how the network establish? How the network devices works? What are the essential things to develop a network? You should known some programming language like C++ and basic HTML. If you dont have any degree or you have not test your skills yet than you should make a small network at your home, take three computers one for the client and one is a server and third one must be used as firewall.
You can search it on google by typing how to create a small network, or how to make small home network.
Certification plays an important role to develop the career in IT field, you should take some courses to prove your skills on the desk of interview, here is the list of some basic courses to start with:
- CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
- Linux +
- Security +
- CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
- MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer)
- CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert)
- CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional)
The certification mentioned above will really help you to start the career as a network engineer, network security engineer or as a system engineer, system security engineer. Now what about the Ethical hacking/penetration testing, here is the list of some more certification.
- CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)
- CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator)
- LPT (Licensed Penetration Tester)
Is this over? No knowledge is power and it has no end. We have just simplifies and gone throw the major certification, there are some more companies which offer’s some amazing certification, and there are some more field to join with like a programming side need some different certification.