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Network Security Admin looking for advice.

By cttechguy72 ·
I have been a desktop support engineer for the past 4 years and just landed a great job as a Network Security Admin. The company is going train me and slowly mold me into the position. I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me as to certain books I should start reading. I currently have my A+ , N+, Security+ and MCSA certs. Any advice would be great.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Network Security Admin lo ...

Get the books and start studying...

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Pass the CCNA First

by techiemikee In reply to CISSP

First study for the CCNA(Prerequisite to CISSP), buy some good simulators. You may find the CCNA harder than subsequent Cisco tests.

A less expensive path to get a thorough understanding of Firewalling and advanced TCP/IP(with a vendor neutral stance) is to set up a FreeBSD Firewall. I like how easy it is to log events, and the syntax is simple yet powerful(arguably more so than Linux's IPchains). It may or may not do much for your career path but given that it is free to download and there is a ton of free documentation plus most IT folks have access to an outdated machine it will give you a chance to set up a cheap lab, and if you don?t spend too much time trying to configure a Desktop Environment it will get you familiar with entering commands at a command line, something that you?ll be seeing a lot of in your future career.

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