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Where can I get more info on security certifications?

I am considering running my own business as an IT audit/security consultant after securing two contracts with some organizations I have worked for in the past. I have already started on the CISA certification exams. Where can I get some more advice in terms of further certifications? How can I can get started as a self-employed consultant?

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In the security audit space, I'm not aware of other, more advanced credentials that top the CISA. You might want to consider picking up some other more main-line security certs as well, such as Security+ and CISSP. If you have specific questions about security or audit certification I'll be glad to try to answer them for you. As for getting started as a self-employed consultant, do some research and reading to get yourself ready. Useful titles abound, including: Start Your Own Business (Publisher: Entrepreneur Media Inc.) and Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully (Publisher: Dorset House).

This was first published in October 2003

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