General Certification — TechExams Community Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:55:52 +0000 en General Certification — TechExams Community Ordering of certificates on CV for IT Managerial positions Fri, 11 Jan 2019 20:14:20 +0000 General Certification espana23 134631@/discussions
I have the following certifications: ITIL, CEH, VCP5 and CCNA. I am looking to advance my career and looking for IT Manager type of job opportunities. I want to put these certificates on my CV in an order from the most valuable to least valuable for the type of positions I am looking for. What do you guys think the best order would be in the eyes of recruiters?

Thank you.

IoT Certifications? Thu, 10 Jan 2019 03:31:54 +0000 General Certification DatabaseHead 134615@/discussions
Something for veterans Tue, 08 Jan 2019 03:10:11 +0000 General Certification kaiju 134599@/discussions onward2opportunity. They also offer Sec+, A+, Linux+, CISSP, CCENT and more.

COBIT 5 Foundation Certification Sun, 07 Feb 2016 02:49:38 +0000 General Certification renesa05 117320@/discussions
I am looking for some information regarding COBIT 5 Foundation Certification.

The study guide ISACA mentions in their website is "COBIT 5: a business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT" and the book I see is only 98 pages. I am a bit confused whether this is the only book to study.

If someone who passed the foundation exam can help me out with this and any other study guides it will be a great help for me.
And also how difficult is the exam compare to other foundation level exam like ITIL foundation.

Thank you.


Microsoft Academic pricing for certification question Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:25:58 +0000 General Certification ssnyderu2 134506@/discussions ITProTV Mon, 05 Nov 2018 23:43:03 +0000 General Certification bowmatty 134069@/discussions

Anyone else ITProTV, how do you find it?]]>
A lot of aggro from coworkers after getting certification Thu, 02 Aug 2018 19:59:39 +0000 General Certification NoNameNoob 133200@/discussions Certification Order Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:00:57 +0000 General Certification AtlasSolutionsPlus 134075@/discussions Training for employee's Fri, 21 Dec 2018 18:44:21 +0000 General Certification Rosco2382 134481@/discussions
Do any of you maintain your lower certifications once you pass higher level certs? Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:27:04 +0000 General Certification robotdelivery 134427@/discussions I now find myself paying annual fees to (ISC)2, ISACA, EC-Council, and CompTIA. I plan to maintain my CRISC, CISSP and my CEH, but I am considering dropping my CompTIA certs (e.g. Sec+, Net+, Linux+, Project+) and my (ISC)2 SSCP.

Is there really any use to maintaining lower level certs once higher level certs have been attained?
Certification Goals for 2018 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:02:47 +0000 General Certification chrisone 130416@/discussions
Here is my list.

Certifications: eCPPT, OSCP
Training/Courses: Silent Break Security - DSO2, SpecterOps - Adversary Tactics: Red Team Operations or Active Directory.
Self Taught/Improvement: Python, Powershell

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Information Security..begining... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:38:07 +0000 General Certification kosta-k 134397@/discussions Im beginner in the infosec world and planning to learn information security and thinking of learning the following way:
1) Security+
2) CCNA Cyber Ops 
3) CEH...
is this right way to start from zero and move to more advanced topics?
what else can be added here?

Holiday discount on Boson... Mon, 03 Dec 2018 16:08:19 +0000 General Certification Rinzler 134318@/discussions

List of Proctored Online Exams Available from Home/Office Sat, 08 Dec 2018 06:33:02 +0000 General Certification haku 134367@/discussions 2) CompTIA
3) EC-Council

Note: Cisco ccna ccnp are not available via proctored online home/office
Please add up on the list guys if you guys have some information about other vendors.]]>
Which Sans Course and certification from these two?! Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:43:30 +0000 General Certification CyberCop123 134317@/discussions GREM - which is the reverse malware engineering, a topic I am very interested in and a really unique/niche area.  

The other two options are as follows: 

OPTION 1)  SANS FOR572 - Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis and Incident Response

GNFA certification : GIAC Network Forensic Analyst

  • I do digital forensics at the minute but not much networking stuff
  • I do some incident response but I am law enforcement so most of it is just asking companies for data ... it would be good to do it myself and learn more
  • I don't do any threat hunting but I am really interested in this area

OPTION 2)  SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking
GXPN certification - Exploit researcher and advanced penetration tester

  • I am reluctant about this as I think I would find it very difficult (I'm not against working hard but genuinely not sure if it's beyond my abilities)
  • Also I'm not really interested in being a pen tester ... it's a very niche area and I'm not sure if it's that beneficial given
  • However, it may be fit in well with my OSCP and help build on some of my knowledge I have got from that 

Any thoughts?


why are fortinet exams expensive? e.g (NSE 4 $400) Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:10:05 +0000 General Certification walter18 134347@/discussions SAP BPC Training in UK - KenAcademy Tue, 04 Dec 2018 04:46:58 +0000 General Certification KenAcademy 134327@/discussions
Social engineering training by Red Team Security Wed, 28 Nov 2018 06:28:53 +0000 General Certification securityorc 134269@/discussions I've recently taken the Social Engineering Expert course from them and it was good, I was familiar with the topic already but the content was a good refresher on some topics and added more insights in some other areas, from the perspective of a red team engagement. Not highly technical, it goes over the entire range of social engineering activities, so it's not focusing on specific tools. What I liked most were the document templates provided for different parts of an engagement.

They're having a discount sale at this link with promo code GO2018, in case anyone else is interested:

Free/Reduced Certifications - Free/Reduced Training Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:27:00 +0000 General Certification j23evan 94746@/discussions
Free Certifications

For Everyone:
For IT Professionals:
  • VMware VSP & VTSP - Secure Customer Login - VMware offers fantastic training and certifications for partners with their VMware Sales Professional and VMware Technical Sales Professional Certifications.
  • F5 University for Partners - - F5 offers several sales and technical accreditation's for partner company employees.
  • Citrix Partner Central - - Citrix offers free training on their products as well as the CCSP 2013 for partner company employees.
Inexpensive Certifications
  • Brocade Accreditations - $20 - Accreditation Exam Information - Brocade has 11 web based Accreditation's that are only $20. They also offer Free training PDF's for each course.
  • HP Specialty Certifications - $10-45 - - HP has a series of web based Certifications (HP2-HP5 Prefix) of inexpensive exams.
  • Apple Associate Exams - $65 - Training and Certification - Thankfully Apple is moving away from their Authorized Training Centers (aka Robber Barrons) to Pearson, and are offering their Associate level Exams online from the comfort of your home for $65 and free training PDF's/iBookstore books.
  • Google Apps Education Qualification / YouTube Digital Citizen Certification - $15 - Google Apps Education Training Center - Google has 5 Exams that are $15 a piece that once all are completed earn you the Google Apps Education Qualification. The exams are web based and all training material is provided for free.
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification - $25 - - Yes I know it's not an IT Certification. (Though they are getting ready to release a "Cyber Safety" course) Proving that you have attended and passed the 10 Hour OSHA training course will give you a leg up over other applicants in certain industries.
Reduced Certifications
  • Microsoft Exams through Prometric (070, 071, MTA) - Retake Microsoft Certification Exam for Free | Microsoft - Microsoft's Second Shot is back! Now through May 31st, 2014 you can obtain a voucher to have a free retake on almost all of their technical exams. Dynamics is sadly excluded. In addition you can save an extra 15% if you order a certification pack (MCSA, MCSE, MCSD) with a second shot.
  • Exin Exams through Prometric - - Now through December 31st, 2013 Exin is offering a free retake of any exam taken through Prometric by signing up for a voucher.
  • Teradata Exam Promotion - Promo Code: PTNR2013 - Special Promotions - Teradata Exams - Teradata is having a promotion celebrating the release of their new series 14 reducing the price of their exams from $170-195 to $114. They have also released a new training app to help you prepare.
  • Check Point - Training and Certifications - Check Point is offering 50% off all examination retakes and provides free training.
  • Juniper Fast Track - - Juniper is offering a 50% discount on 4 of their exams by taking and passing a free pre-assessment. Best of all they offer free elearning as well! (Thanks Zartanasaurus)
  • Stanley Community College - VCP-DCV VMware Course - VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage - Definately the best education deal for VMware, though unfortunately you need to go on a waiting list. For $200 you get the full online VMware Academy course as well as a 70% off Exam voucher. The labs are great and the instructors are great.
  • Oracle Beta Exams - Beta Info - Oracle offers beta exams for $50 instead of $150-$245. You can see what the release date is for each and when to expect a score report. As far as training goes... Oracle isnt the most benevolent of companies to starving IT professionals.
  • Get Certified 4 Less - - Get Certified 4 Less runs short sale specials discounting specific exam vouchers that must be taken rather soon. In addition to that they tend to sell exam vouchers $10-20 less than directly from the vendor. (Thanks Kriscamaro68 and shyguyIT)
For IT Professionals:
  • Brocade CNE - Education - Promo Code: CNE250BCNEPromo - Brocade is offering a Free BCNE exam voucher for current CCNA holders with purchase of the $100 CNE 250 training.
For Students: Free Training For IT Professionals
  • Microsoft Partner Network - - A fantastic training site that explores in most Microsoft products and has assessments. Most assessments can be linked to specific partner competencies, and the best part is the completed courses are tied to you. If you change companies and associate your Microsoft Professional account with them they will get all the benefits of what you have accomplished.
  • EMC Powerlink - - EMC Powerlink is for employees of Partner Organizations to learn and take assessments validating Sales and Engineering for both EMC Solutions and RSA Security.
  • Meraki - Cisco Meraki Webinars - Free Meraki 802.11n cloud managed AP for attending a webinar. IT professionals only, you must register with your company email.
Reduced Training
  • Western Governors University - Online University | Online Degree Programs | The University of You - As many of you are aware, WGU is one of the best deals in post-secondary education. Think of it as the public version of Phoenix University. It's Online, Accredited, Accelerated, and Inexpensive. For my broke IT professionals you can get student loans via fafsa (Yes its debt, but think of it as a down payment for a better future). The majority of their IT classes revolve around obtaining a certification, and they give you all the training you need. You can actually structure and accelerate your classes to where your term is cheaper than it would be to get the certs separately, and you earn college credit.
Associations & Membership Perks

For Everyone
  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) - FREE - CSTA - Individual Membership - The CSTA is focused on IT Education, and unlike the title says is not just for educators, but anyone interested. From time to time Microsoft offers free MTA exam vouchers to member, and other vendors provide perks, as well as being given a full ACM Membership.
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - $19/$99 - Membership — Association for Computing Machinery - ACM is an incredible value for students at $19 a year, or IT professionals at $99 a year. (That is if you aren't interested in education and opt for the CSTA membership). Member perks include Free access to Safari, books24x7, and skillsoft. Email forwarding and filtering through postini with an email, access to their digital library and tri-weekly news emails keeping you up to date. Additional perks as a Student member include Microsoft Dreamspark/Dreamspark Premium (Yay free software! And typically a free MS Voucher yearly) , and CA Academic Initiative.
  • Microsoft DreamSpark/DreamSpark Premium - Free, Students only - - Microsoft has a decent program for students that give them access to free software in the Programming/Server fields. If your school is awesome they will have access to DreamSpark Premium which gives you a plethora of keycodes and software that rivals the midrange MSDN account. WGU and Stanly CC are both Premium members. Both offer VMware software and keycodes, as well as VMware voucher and training discounts.
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) - $25+/$165+ - Join ISACA - IT Professional - IT Student - IT Educator - Memberships | ISACA - ISACA is for the big boys and cool kids. Those that are certified are typically more tenured higher level IT professionals. You are required to pay your local chapter dues in additional to the association dues, but $25 is fantastic for students. You get access to networking events, continuing education, COBiT access and data, and discounts on their certifications. Even the professional level at $165 pays for itself after 1 exam.
  • Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) - $30/$95 - - ISSA is a great resource for people looking to network or break into the InfoSec world. While not as many tangible benefits as ISACA, at $30 for students and $95 for professionals it is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of chief information security officer challenges.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) - $32/$129 - Types of PMI Memberships | Project Management Institute - PMI is still the gold standard in project management, and the benefits of membership enable you to discounts on their certifications, a free digital edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), discounts on training and resources, and great networking opportunities. If you are pursuing the PMP or Associate of PMP $32 for students and $129 for professionals is a great deal.
  • The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) - $250 - Become a CompTIA Member - CompTIA membership is different from being CompTIA certified. Membership is primarily aimed at companies, but what IT professional isn't a consultant on the side? This year they had a $100 discount on membership for people who signed up to go to their free conference. Not if you actually went, just signed up. At $250 for an individual I am not sure it is as good of a deal, but the perks are Free CompTIA Executive Certifications and training, 80% discount on your first voucher purchase, 15% off every following voucher purchase. (80% off casp+ for $150 and 15% off every other voucher sold me)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - $32/$187 - IEEE - Join IEEE - The IEEE is probably the most important association in the IT industry. Student members get another DreamSpark Premium Account. All members get access to publications, standards, networking, googleapps@IEEE (An email, advertisement free gmail, 30GB of shared storage Google Drive/Gmail), and a tremendous amount of other benefits.
  • VMware User Group (VMUG) - Free/$200 - - VMUG is a great resource for VMware enthusiasts. Membership is free, and includes free access to local conferences, meetups with local chapters, and discounts on elearning books. For $200 you can become an Advantage member which will give you 35% off VMware Lab Connect, 20% off VMware-Delivered Classes, 20% off VMware Certifications, $100 Discount to VMworld, and 50% off VMware Fusion and Workstation Licenses. In the spring and summer to generate memberships they like to include a free VMware voucher (Which makes it a no brainer).
  • Help Desk Institute (HDI) - $35/$165 - - HDI membership offers discounts on their certifications and training, as well as access to white papers and networking events. At $35 for students you will immediately recoup the membership on the first exam you take.
  • ASIS International - $25/$215 - - ASIS International is another specialized higher end security education and certification firm. Membership benefits include discounts on exams and education materials.
Third Party Transferable Certifications

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The trial version will help you to export 10 items from MBOX file format to PST file format. Thunderbird to MS Outlook application easily works with all Windows and Server of Microsoft versions. Simple easy and efficient solution provided for migrating emails items from MBOX file format to MS Outlook PST file format. Kindly use version before purchasing the license version of this tool and convert MBOX to PST file format. The direct thing is I want to tell you that our software is the best and cheapest and supports all versions.]]>
Potential work funding for ANY course of certification (within reason) - what should I do? Fri, 23 Nov 2018 20:51:26 +0000 General Certification CyberCop123 134233@/discussions
However my employer has stated that they will be willing to possibly fund a course or certification of my choice.  This is within reason, I obviously can't ask for a course of a 2-3 week break from work to complete.  

My current job is Incident Response and Digital Forensics.  I'm fairly happy in that line of work.  

I was thinking of asking for a the GREM course through SANS (GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware).  I've only done basic malware work, more triaging and I know this is hugely connected to Incident response/forensics and is an area where people with the relevant skills are hard to come by.  

I don't really want to do:
  • Any Incident Response courses
  • Forensics
  • CISM or those types of thing
I want it to be an advanced course and probably technical.  

I did consider the CCNA but that is not advanced, and also I think I should learn that in my own time as I've never gone near a Cisco device in my life, and feel I have so much to learn that I don't want to just go on a 5-6 day course and risk being out of my depth.

Any thoughts?  
What should I choose?
(P.S. I know this is a really open question but I'm just brain storming at the minute)]]>
Moved: 1099 Instructors Needed Tue, 27 Nov 2018 02:36:09 +0000 General Certification Meggo 134292@/discussions moved.]]> NSF to PST requisite and information Fri, 24 May 2013 04:59:25 +0000 General Certification joanadmin 89579@/discussions Bootcamp reviews / advice please Thu, 10 May 2018 09:40:34 +0000 General Certification --chris-- 132260@/discussions
I have spent some time gathering details and prices and have collected the following:
  • ISC2 online Bootcamp $2999
  • Bootcamp $2999 (includes voucher)
  • Infosec Institute $3700 (includes voucher)
Has anyone done a bootcamp with these companies? Is one better than the other? The ISC2 bootcamp would be my first choice, but the only 5 day online camp they have is in 4 weeks and I have not even started to study for the exam yet.

Any other organization I have not mentioned but should look at?]]>
Healthcare IT Certifications Thu, 08 Nov 2018 05:02:18 +0000 General Certification JSN 134092@/discussions MTA Certifications worth it? Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:31:12 +0000 General Certification TravC16 88841@/discussions ]]> itil v4 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 04:46:56 +0000 General Certification consultantsfactory 134137@/discussions
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Good sources for CE credits Thu, 08 Nov 2018 05:56:23 +0000 General Certification jam022316 134093@/discussions SANS certification recommendation Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:53:12 +0000 General Certification rfernandes 134074@/discussions
My company has allowed me to get any SANS certification, the question is I'm not quite sure which one to chose and looking for some sort of advise from you please.
I have CCNA R&S / CCNA Security / CCNA Cyber OPS / SonicWall CCSA and CCSP / Palo Alto ACE / CheckPoint CCSA / ISC2 SSCP (Currently also studying for CISSP).

Do you have any recommendations for me please? I was thinking about GCIH (not sure if this is basic and worth investing at this point), GPEN and GNFA, but I'm also open to any other certs from SANS.

Thank you in advance.]]>
Powershell and Bash Scripting Practice Fri, 12 Oct 2018 04:46:23 +0000 General Certification lewis2018 133876@/discussions
I've covered the basics of both in my Linux+ and MCSA 2016 but I would like to be more fluent in each one