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May 16, 2009
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Hi all,

I'm new to computer forensics and am looking to get into the field, probably in a few years. I completed at associate in science - computer science from a community college back in 2006. Since then I have worked tech support with Dell and now work for a state government agency doing sys admin work. I also currently hold a+ and net+ certs.

Enough with background. I was wondering if comptia's security+ cert is worth getting for the computer forensic/information security field. It seems like a good start, and from what I remember reading a few years ago, it's pretty basic stuff. Just wasn't sure if it was worth getting or how seriously it is taken in this field. Any comments would be highly appreciated!

Thanks,
New Guy
 
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Security+ does not include forensics, but is a good general PC and network security cert. If you are looking for a vendor neutral forensic cert look into the CCE from The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.
 

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PreferredUser said:
Security+ does not include forensics, but is a good general PC and network security cert. If you are looking for a vendor neutral forensic cert look into the CCE from The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.
Actually the new version of the Security+ "SY0-201" 2008 edition does touch a bit on some forensic values, cryptography, encryption, chain of custody, first responders, damage and loss control etc...

In my opinion the newer version of the certification would be a good cert to have when following the trail of computer forensics. That's where I'm heading, then on to CCE and or CISSP.
 
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