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Post Posted: Sep 16, 06 21:11

I've been looking at taking the CHFI training course and then exam, but it costs around £3000; which would be a massive stretch.

On the ECCouncil web site they offer the course guides for £250, I was just wondering if this is worth buying as preperation for the exam, or whether it just isn't good enough? I appreciate the lack of labs and 'real world' training that you would get on the courses, but the cost is just to steep.

My background is in IT support (over 10 years) and I want to move into the forensics field. Currentlly I'm reading Hacking Exposed: Computer Forensics and Incident Response: Investigatin Computer Crime. Both of which are excellent reads, but the latter seems to cover broader tools. I'm also getting myself experienced with the Helix toolset and live CD to give me a better understanding of some tools and methods.

Anyone any advice on how I should proceed? I'm about to take my Security+ exam, which while basic does give a good grounding in many topics.

Any advice much appreciated!  

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