Top network security engineer skills needed to get the job.

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What are the top 3 traits or skills every network security engineer must have to excel?

Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your network security engineer expertise?

Kevin in Hagerstown, Maryland

95 months ago

Checkpoint Firewall-1, Cisco PIX and Juniper. Knowing these devices will guarentee you a job.

x in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

80 months ago

What does a Network Security Engineer DO? How much are they payied?

Professor James in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

76 months ago

Know the OSI model inside out, backward and in your sleep.
Understand at least some of the requirements from all 10 domains in the CBK for CISSP.
MATH is essential. I recommend at least an understanding of applied math.

*Kevin makes a good point about Checkpoint, PIX and Juniper*
The practical use and theoretical understanding (and mastering)of at least one of the above mentioned firewall/intrusion dection systems mentioned above is a great way to learn other aspects of security. This directly points to understanding protocols.

Hope this helps.

rrutia in Bothell, Washington

75 months ago

Network security comes with experience of two major things:

Computer Networking - TCP/IP all layer in the OSI model in deep like it was said by the professor and that takes time my friend.

Computer Security - Antivirus, Firewall, Intrusion Detection, VPN, Authentication, honeypots, there is so much here too.

Efron in San Francisco, California

65 months ago

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