What are the best security consultant qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a security consultant? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective security consultant?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

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stayinalive in Laughlin, Nevada

66 months ago

I am an long ago retired Personal protection specialist(international).wondering what it would take for someone with my background to become a consultant.I am only 45 yrs old but now suffer a time induced back injury resulting in walking with a cane! thus the old days of physical engagements are gone...but the mind, experience, and of course the will are still alive and well.

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premnath in Calcutta, India

65 months ago

Useful discussion

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joebriery in Carson City, Nevada

60 months ago

I want to get into the hands on part of consulting, I'm interested in going and testing the security systems at homes and businesses. Tell me how I can get into that part of the profession.

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john in Laughlin, Nevada

60 months ago

securitymind in San Leandro, California said: Get CISSP or CISA by taking related training...

feel free to contact me. Thanks!
securitymind@gmail.com
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Thank you for your advice,it is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use!I hold a (fed spec agent) badge and I am thinking of consulting corporations or clients in the field...I am cjhalaik@yahoo.com feel free to contact me if you have more.
Thank you

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Rob in Rochester, New York

49 months ago

securitymind in San Leandro, California said: Get CISSP or CISA by taking related training...

feel free to contact me. Thanks!
securitymind@gmail.com
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Dear Security Mind:

I am a fomer director of campus security who was laid off due to workforce cuts. I have 35 years experience in security, taughht as an adjunct and possess a masters degree in computer network security.

Is it your opinion that consulting jobs exist in this recession? Do you know how one would market such an adventure?

Thanks, hope we can chat further!

Rob

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SecurityResearchGroup.com in Moreno Valley, California

47 months ago

Rob,

From what I have seen, computer security consulting has a better chance than many others. Otherwise I see these security equipment companies doing their thing soliciting for "business security consultants" instead of calling it what it is...Sales!
Try a consulting broker, www.LinkedIn.com, www.Dice.com, www.Indeed.com, etc.

Mike

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arvind in Cary, North Carolina

16 months ago

Host said: What is the best training for becoming a security consultant ? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective security consultant?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

Hi All,
I am teaching CISSP or CISA or PCI DSS Security certification courses and Enterprise Security Solutions course. Please inform me if you are interested to learn those topics

Thanks
Arvind

arvindg79@gmail.com

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