New Snort certification from Sourcefire — Beneficial or not?

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Hi folks, I'm the editor of SearchSecurity.com, and I'm writing an article on Sourcefire's new certification program. They're offering certs on both Snort and Sourcefire products. I'm curious to know how these will be received by the user community -- particularly the Snort cert. I know there's a learning curve for the technology. Do you think the cert will help identify those that are Snort proficient, or will it be viewed as another vendor-provided paper cert? Is it a cert you would consider for yourself or your employees? If you're interested in talking personally, don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail: cferraro@techtarget.com. Thank you, Crystal Ferraro Editor, SearchSecurity.com

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I’m not sure what the cert entails. I’ve taken their general Snort and the Rule writing classes, and I certainly found the information helpful, but it’s one of those things that if you don’t use it regularly, it evaporates.

But I’d certaily look more favorably on anyone who’s spent the time to get it. This is not trivial stuff.

Bob

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