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Hi

What the courses/training courses are needed to be a Linux security analyst?

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Depends on whats your current status and in which Linux / Unix OS you are looking for.

For redhat
If you are already RHCE certified you can go for RHCSS else RHCE will be the first target.

For SUSE
refer: http://ocw.novell.com/suse-linux-enterprise-server-engineers/suse-linux-security

For HPUX
refer: http://h10076.www1.hp.com/education/curr-unix.htm
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Start with the Linux+ and Security+ then move through the different courses (LPIC-2, LPIC-3, etc.)

Also, be sure to get the specific certifications for the distro you will be using.
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Hi,

No certifications are required. You can try some IT audit certification.
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Yes, of course there are no requirements for a job position.  However, these help...  It is the knowledge that matters.  And experience helps too.
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Thanks Guys

I am a recently graduated student with a masters of computer security.

I have a good experience with Ubuntu distribution and i am planing to take training courses

in RHCE then RHCSS as prerakg advice me before.

if you have any more advices i will be more appreciated.

Thanks again
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by:JZeolla
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If you want to be a security analyst/engineer you should also have some security certifications.  SANS has some good ones, as well as ISC2 and CompTIA's Security+.
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Probably your university degree contains most of what certificates require. Or maybe not...
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