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Plan for a Network Security Career

By staygold1954 ·
Currently, I have my BS degree In Information Technology and three Associate degrees. Also, I am enrolled in a 16 week Network Security Professional Development Program, with the University of Advancing Computer technology.

My problem is that I do not have a lot experience, but want to plan a career in Network Security and I want to get a job as soon as possible. I live in the Phoenix metro area and I do not desire to relocate.

How do can I target my resume to Network Security businesses here in the Phoenix metro area. Where can I research to find this specialized job. What assosiations can I network through, here in Arizona? How can I research the internet to find out about the Network Security Field. Finally, what is the normal certification track for someone like me, who wants to be in the Network Security Field?

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by rapidad In reply to Plan for a Network Securi ...

If I had your credentials, (and i wish I did) I would mosey on over to the southeast corner of your (our, I lived in Phoenix for 8years) state and look for an NSA agency. No names here, but if you look closely you'll find it. or email me direct and i'll tell you.
robert.hanan@ca.com

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Plan for a Network Security Career

by timwalsh In reply to Plan for a Network Securi ...

While you may get lucky, most companies that specialize in Network Security will want experience in addition to your degrees.

How to get experience: Look for other jobs in the networking filed and work into the security aspects.

Certifications: Most (if not all) Computer Security certifications that I have looked ate have a minimum of 3 yrs SPECIFIC security- related experience as a requirement.

The most widely recognized certification is the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)2.

There are also many different vendor specific security-relatd certifications available.

Associations/Resources:

www.isc2.org
www.sans.org

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