I've been with this confusion of getting a certification for a long time!! With the aim of becoming a Security Analyst/Tester, and for a good kick start, which one of these two is good?
GSEC or GHIC??
I took a look at the objectives of both these certs.
GSEC objects to end to end concept with a basic toolset/practical problems (IMHO)
GHIC objects to real problems/practical solutions.. (at least that's what i think).
P.S. I have some basic(Theoretical) understanding of security concepts
(Update) edit: omg!! i just took a look at their training program which costs $4000 !! real? also, i took a look at few gsec books at amazon and they were outdated.. so, is there a way to get a proper course-ware outside of sans and expect it to cover the syllabus?