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I work with IT since 1996, always working as an IT Support Analyst or Coordinator. In 2015, I started a new job as IT Operations Coordinator. After that, I started to follow news about Cyber Security Market. I was fascinated with how attackers used to trick their victims using Social Engineering or Trojans. So, I decided to study and learn more about Cyber Security. Months later, I heard about EC-Council. Even after doing some courses, I kept on working as an IT Support, simultaneously applying Cyber Security concepts such as password policies, never sharing my credentials, never opening e-mails from unknown people. This was when I decided to opt for EC-Council’s Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) and Certified Network Defender (CND) certifications. Some years down the line, I was invited to work with Cyber IT (because of my skills and certification courses). I started with Vulnerability Analysis, creating courses, and created the first Brazillian Hardware Hacking Course. I kept studying, and I took Certified Ethical Hacker (ANSI) and Practical, EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH), Certified SOC Analyst (CSA), and Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA), and I became a Cyber Security Manager and Instructor.
In the beginning, when I heard about CEH from ACADI-TI (an EC-Council Authorized training center in Brazil), I thought my skills weren’t enough to start the certification. I tried CND, but I failed initially, then I decided to start from scratch. I took CSCU, and then I returned to CND. This time, I got the certification. After that, I took CEH. I must say the material has rich content and cover a wide range of topics. The methodology gave me the base to keep learning. The certifications also introduced me to hundreds of tools, such as Nmap, Burp Suite, Shodan, Wireshark, Splunk, and valuable topics like Physical Security (from CND), SQL injection (from CEH).
Cybersecurity enthusiasts should never forget that the learning process requires time and practice. There are many cybersecurity opportunities in Brazil and other countries, so there is no reason to stop. The sky is the limit in cybersecurity.