The Official IT Thread

King EraunoKing Erauno Posts: 5,933
edited August 2012 in Strictly Business
since it seems like niggas deleted the good one we had....smh. wtf yo :mad:
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  • longmeatlongmeat Posts: 2,263
    edited January 2012
    It's a damn conspiracy man.

    King who were you gonna go with for your rack rental? I was gonna buy my own, but to get an exact lab, I'd end up dropping damn near 10 stacks on equipment.
  • mrrealonemrrealone Posts: 1,533
    edited January 2012
    What the heck is going on??!! A lot of threads in the IllPix, some threads in the R&B place done got deleted too.... Wassup??!

    This site getting hacked again or just under construction??
  • King EraunoKing Erauno Posts: 5,933
    edited January 2012
    mrrealone wrote: »
    What the heck is going on??!! A lot of threads in the IllPix, some threads in the R&B place done got deleted too.... Wassup??!

    This site getting hacked again or just under construction??

    shit stay getting hacked. at least once every 6 months
  • longmeatlongmeat Posts: 2,263
    edited January 2012
    yeah man i had posted this yesterday in the other IT thread. im going through IPexpert. i dropped a G on their security blended learning solution (it was on sale in december) got some videos on demand, and some workbooks and 160 hours of racktime = 20 8 hour sessions. its through proctorlabs.com

    if you want to go straight to them you can too, i think its $25 a session (8 hours)

    Thanks, I downloaded the videos off torrent a few days back and I found a torrent to their lab manual

    I'm def gonna do some rack time. GNS3 ain't gonna cut it man. When you buy a session, is it 8 hours straight or can I do 4hrs, log off then do 4 more on another day?
  • mrrealonemrrealone Posts: 1,533
    edited January 2012
    shit stay getting hacked. at least once every 6 months



    Probably not even that long..... Just tryna figure out, what's the purpose of deleting threads like this though??

    Site may shut down again also.
  • caddo mancaddo man Posts: 13,361
    edited January 2012
    realest site ever. giveawayoftheday .com

    I missed the best giveaway but I am on it now.
  • Judah BackJudah Back Posts: 6,017
    edited January 2012
    yeah i bookmarked the one i made for reference cuz it had some real info. like 20 somethin pages deep. how you delete that?


    Anyway I've been on a mean hunt for a help desk position. I may hear some good news today, praying on it. If it happens boyyyyyy, im bouta be GRIMIN this year. I know ppl consider help desk a shitty job, but all I see is opportunity
  • King EraunoKing Erauno Posts: 5,933
    edited January 2012
    Perfect wrote: »
    yeah i bookmarked the one i made for reference cuz it had some real info. like 20 somethin pages deep. how you delete that?


    Anyway I've been on a mean hunt for a help desk position. I may hear some good news today, praying on it. If it happens boyyyyyy, im bouta be GRIMIN this year. I know ppl consider help desk a shitty job, but all I see is opportunity

    gotta start somewhere bruh. good luck. remember to learn everything that you can and get ahead of the pack. sometimes u really gotta grind and sacrifice to get where you want to be
  • SoutCitySoutCity Posts: 1,901
    edited January 2012
    I asked the Admin to put back the IT forum.
  • isiahilisiahil Posts: 22
    edited January 2012
    longmeat and anybody else that does IT security. What is yall current salary (or range if you dont want to say). These IT surveys are complete BS. I wanted to know what a real IT information security (or similar position) makes and how many years and certs you have.
  • longmeatlongmeat Posts: 2,263
    edited January 2012
    unless you got major guap, its damn near impossible to do it without racktime. they got an acs and ips in the labs and those cost a grip so its definitely worth the price. i'm not sure if you can break it up. you schedule it in 8 hour slots. a nigga gonna have to adjust his sleep pattern for this shit..

    12 am -7:45am
    8am - 3:45pm
    4pm - 11:45pm

    those are the slot times ive seen so far. might need to get nice with the hardware individually prior to scheduling racktime, ive seen a lab claim that it may take 10-15 hours the first few times, you would just have to get your speed up.

    Aight thanks fam. I'll just smash the 4PM-12 slots. I'm always up mad late anyway. GNS3 and VMWare just ain't working for me man. I can't get the virtual networks to play nice so I'm gonna have to definitely go the virtual lab route. I'll just put money aside every moth for lab time. All I know is as soon as I get that written out the way it's a wrap.
    isiahil wrote: »
    longmeat and anybody else that does IT security. What is yall current salary (or range if you dont want to say). These IT surveys are complete BS. I wanted to know what a real IT information security (or similar position) makes and how many years and certs you have.

    Security salaries can range widely depending on your certs, market, and where in security you want to do be in. I've come across positions as low as 60k and seen positions all the way up to 200k. CISSP is pretty much a must, every security position wants you to have it. I interviewed for 2 positions today. One paying 95k, and the other paying 150k.

    The 95k one is Cisco VPN/Firewall and Checkpoint VPN/Firewall
    The 150k one is LDAP, some scripting/coding, and application/server security

    Security has multiple facets.

    Network security - vpn's, firewalls, routers, switches, wlan, ids/ips
    Information security - identity and access management, cryptography, dlp, device encryption
    Penetration testing - network, web application, servers
    Forensics
    Risk management

    If you're willing to travel, you can make mad paper. But you better bet at the top of your game. At that level you have to be the SME at whatever organization hires you. When shit goes wrong, you the nigga that gotta fix it.
  • longmeatlongmeat Posts: 2,263
    edited January 2012
    Looks like I got the 150k job :cool:

    Still gotta make sure everything is kosher before I accept, but if it works out, I'll be mad happy :)
  • a_wack_postera_wack_poster Posts: 552
    edited January 2012
    damn congrats bro, I'm still out grinding on these lil work market jobs tryna get my experience up. shit is goin by slower than i want but its moving at least
  • black caesarblack caesar Posts: 7,206
    edited January 2012
    Dammit all that good information is gone?!!
  • King EraunoKing Erauno Posts: 5,933
    edited January 2012
    longmeat wrote: »
    Looks like I got the 150k job :cool:

    Still gotta make sure everything is kosher before I accept, but if it works out, I'll be mad happy :)

    damn. congrats hommie. hard work pays off. nigga done got me motivated out chea
  • isiahilisiahil Posts: 22
    edited January 2012
    longmeat wrote: »
    Looks like I got the 150k job :cool:

    Still gotta make sure everything is kosher before I accept, but if it works out, I'll be mad happy :)

    How many years of experience do you have?
  • SoutCitySoutCity Posts: 1,901
    edited January 2012
    longmeat wrote: »
    Looks like I got the 150k job :cool:

    Still gotta make sure everything is kosher before I accept, but if it works out, I'll be mad happy :)

    Congrats bro.................
  • traestartraestar Posts: 4,849
    edited January 2012
    What is your take on government jobs like FAA, DOD, etc.

    I've talked to all my IT friends and they're like trying to go full federal, I'm contractor now and I just feel going federal would mean be there forever.

    Idda know, I just feel funny doing it!
  • valdez21valdez21 Posts: 117
    edited January 2012
    I feel like a part of me died when they got rid of the old thread...Had a phone interview that didnt go too well, waiting to hear back -___- .... Congrats long!
  • longmeatlongmeat Posts: 2,263
    edited January 2012
    Thanks for the congrats niggas, and please believe I'm still working on my CCIE. I seen a silver lambo and a drop maseratti yesterday at some restaurant. That shit got me stupid motivated to get my money right.
    isiahil wrote: »
    How many years of experience do you have?

    This year will be 9.

    valdez21 wrote: »
    I feel like a part of me died when they got rid of the old thread...Had a phone interview that didnt go too well, waiting to hear back -___- .... Congrats long!

    Man that shit always happens. This is like the 5th time they deleted the IT thread. Niggas got hate in their blood.
  • CopperCopper Posts: 30,297
    edited January 2012
    longmeat wrote: »
    Aight thanks fam. I'll just smash the 4PM-12 slots. I'm always up mad late anyway. GNS3 and VMWare just ain't working for me man. I can't get the virtual networks to play nice so I'm gonna have to definitely go the virtual lab route. I'll just put money aside every moth for lab time. All I know is as soon as I get that written out the way it's a wrap.



    Security salaries can range widely depending on your certs, market, and where in security you want to do be in. I've come across positions as low as 60k and seen positions all the way up to 200k. CISSP is pretty much a must, every security position wants you to have it. I interviewed for 2 positions today. One paying 95k, and the other paying 150k.

    The 95k one is Cisco VPN/Firewall and Checkpoint VPN/Firewall
    The 150k one is LDAP, some scripting/coding, and application/server security

    Security has multiple facets.

    Network security - vpn's, firewalls, routers, switches, wlan, ids/ips
    Information security - identity and access management, cryptography, dlp, device encryption
    Penetration testing - network, web application, servers
    Forensics
    Risk management

    If you're willing to travel, you can make mad paper. But you better bet at the top of your game. At that level you have to be the SME at whatever organization hires you. When shit goes wrong, you the nigga that gotta fix it.
    longmeat wrote: »
    Looks like I got the 150k job :cool:

    Still gotta make sure everything is kosher before I accept, but if it works out, I'll be mad happy :)

    I hope u got it....yall dropping some good shit....I hope the other one comes back though I used to lurk in that one...anyway Im working on my computer science degree and i hope to get certified b/c I dont have much experience in the field so I think the certification will help....I should be done by the end of this year if anyone has certifications or website information or advice Id appreciate it.
  • CopperCopper Posts: 30,297
    edited January 2012
    or better yet how does one get started in the IT security field with the certifications (b/c I keep seeing how experience is needed)
  • longmeatlongmeat Posts: 2,263
    edited January 2012
    I hope u got it....yall dropping some good shit....I hope the other one comes back though I used to lurk in that one...anyway Im working on my computer science degree and i hope to get certified b/c I dont have much experience in the field so I think the certification will help....I should be done by the end of this year if anyone has certifications or website information or advice Id appreciate it.

    Getting your first job is the hardest part. Once you get your foot in somewhere, then you just have to plan your career. Figure out which direction you want to go (programmer, database, networking, etc) then just specialize down that path. What I'd recommend is going on Dice.com, looking up what job title you ultimately want (for me it was sr. network engineer back when I started), and look at what skills, education, and certifications that job requires. Then start learning about all of that shit at home.
    or better yet how does one get started in the IT security field with the certifications (b/c I keep seeing how experience is needed)

    I don't know anyone who jumped straight into security. Usually it's start in help desk, move on to networking, finish off in security. That's the route I took anyway. Networking and security go hand in hand, so you'll get some security experience anyway.
  • CopperCopper Posts: 30,297
    edited January 2012
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