How to become a security expert?

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Hi, How do I become an expert as a security analyst? I graduated from business IT field without security knowledge. What area should I start studying with? Some people suggested me to take CEH first. What do you guys think? Is CEH a good cert to start with?Appreciate any feedback :)

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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is accepted globally and also helps to gather better  knowledge with proper training which is available worldwide. You also know application of general security concepts, tools, and procedures. U can go for ....CompTIA Security+or Certified Information Systems Security Professional or even Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials (GSEC).
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Get to know operating systems, network protocols, and even the OSI model. Programming is good too. These are all the basis for many things security. Hands on experience is critical.

    Here are links to previous articles I've written for TechTarget on IT/security careers:
    www.principlelogic.com/careers.html

    Best of luck!
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  • bibi0HOME
    It's a hard question because of depending on your knowledge. I will try to correct some aspect here for you:
    1. Security analyst for which field? Linux? Window? Database Security? Networking Security? Software Security ...
    2. If you have background about any field you should go ahead with your background and the field you know.
    3. Working with your friend will help fun and improve your base fast.
    4. Try to attack a certificate such as CompTIA Security, CEH, and so on.
    5. The last thing is that it must to have a good plan.

    Good luck.
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