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currently doing study via pluralsight and doing the CEH modules and also reading the book. CEH exam guide by matt walker.

will be getting a pineapple to play with soon.

and then doing the CEH exam.

 

does anyone have any advice or tips for a pc tech looking to transition into security.

i come from a anti virus/firewall background (kaspersky) and pc building.

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7 hours ago, anark1 said:

currently doing study via pluralsight and doing the CEH modules and also reading the book. CEH exam guide by matt walker.

will be getting a pineapple to play with soon.

and then doing the CEH exam.

 

does anyone have any advice or tips for a pc tech looking to transition into security.

i come from a anti virus/firewall background (kaspersky) and pc building.

What roles do you want to go into in Infosec? Incident response, Pentesting, network or software/application security? There are a number of areas, many of which I can't even name, so depends on what you're into and where you want to end in your career.

Read up on everything you can get your hands on, and do the video circuit with what you have access to, ie: Security Tube, Cybrary.it, Youtube, etc. Comptia's Security + study materials are also a good intro if you're completely new to the fundamentals and terms used. Don't just memorize books to pass the CEH. Cert's are great on a resume, but getting your hands dirty with more than book theory is the only thing that will really make thins click. Practice physically with hands on tools and scenarios using a home lab and pre-made vulnerable systems(like Vulnhub stuff) so you understand why something does what it does and how to fix/defend, and attack the vulnerabilities. Combine that knowledge with what you're reading on the CEH exam guide and things will make more sense than just regurgitating book terms from CEH materials.

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Get involved in open source projects and become active in mailing lists and forums. If you can get to conferences then do. Write blog posts about what you are learning. Use all that to build yourself a reputation and get to know people. Once you have that built up then when you are ready to try to find a job you have a network of people to ask a a portfolio to point interviewers at.

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