As for Linux, there is a very good reason to follow that operating system if you want to be a serious, full-time...
security professional, but it's not because RHCE or other Linux certification are where the market is (Red Hat's total certified population is under 30,000; Cisco's is probably over 600,000 by now, or 20 times larger). It's because so many of the good hacker and/or security tools (Snort, Nessus, Ethereal, etc., etc.) run on Linux, and because that's where so much of the "security action" takes place.
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel
You don't have to break the bank when it comes to finding resources for managing Windows Server.continue reading
Easier file access across devices and faster Windows 8 startup are among the Windows 8.1 features that could win over Windows 7 users.continue reading
As the Windows 7 end of life arrives, IT admins must find extended support for the OS. Microsoft provides some help, but it won't always be free.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.