Category Archives for "Certifications"

Are CompTIA Certifications Worth It? The Complete Review

We’ve talked about CompTIA certifications like the Security+ and CySA+ in many articles before, but in the article, I want to address the larger question of whether CompTIA certifications, in general, are worth the time, effort, and money that it takes to earn them. So, are CompTIA certifications worth it?  CompTIA certifications are beneficial for […]

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OSCP vs. CEH: Which Should You Choose?

We’ve discussed the PenTest+ and the CEH (also known as the Certified Ethical Hacker) certifications before, and the OSCP certification by Offensive Security as well, but many of you have asked specifically about a comparison between the OSCP and other penetration testing certifications, especially the CEH.  In this article, I’ll cover the differences between these […]

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Is the OSCP Worth It? Cost, Comparision, Benefits

This article is about the OSCP certification by Offensive Security. For information on the PenTest+ and CEH certifications, check out our article here. We also have included our recommended resources to learn penetration testing here. Penetration testing is one of the most asked-about careers in the cybersecurity field.  Being an “ethical hacker” sounds interesting, and […]

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Is the CompTIA CASP+ Worth It? Benefits, Comparison, Cost

In this article, we cover the CompTIA CASP+ certification. If you’re looking for information on similar certifications from CompTIA, such as the CompTIA PenTest+ or CompTIA CySA+, we have articles for those as well. You can see our recommended resources for the CASP+ here. The CompTIA CASP+ certification is CompTIA’s highest-level, and probably least known, […]

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5 Crucial Reasons to Take the Security+ Before Network+

This article compares the CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications, and outlines which you should consider taking first. If you need information on the best study resources for the Security+ or the Network+, you can see our guides here. To see our advice on how to pass the Security+, check out our article here. A […]

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What Cisco’s Changes To Their Certifications Mean For You

Cisco recently announced that they will be making major changes to their certifications, including eliminating the CCENT certification, condensing and eliminating some of the CCNA associate level certifications, and removing the prerequisite exams for their CCNP level certifications (which they’re also changing by the way.) We did a quick video to cover our thoughts (based […]

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CompTIA CySA+ vs. PenTest+: Which Should You Choose?

This article compares the PenTest+ and CySA+, two newer exams now offered by CompTIA.  If you are looking for a comparison between the PenTest+ and the more well known Certified Ethical Hacker, including a video review, you can see our article here.  If you are not interested in the certifications but instead are interested in […]

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Our Recommended Resources for the CompTIA PenTest+

These are the resources we recommend to prepare for and pass the CompTIA PenTest+ certification. Be sure to also work through a sufficient number of practice exam questions and build plenty of hands-on experience when preparing for the PenTest+ exam. Recommended Resource #1: CompTIA PenTest+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide (Exam PT0-001) This book does have […]

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The Best Resources to Learn Penetration Testing

PLEASE NOTE:  This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Penetration testing is one of the most interesting and intriguing fields […]

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