I have the knowledge and certifications but still, I’m missing that hands-on experience that all entry-level Security Operation Center positions require. So, in order to fill in for my lack of hand-on experience, I have enrolled in the Incident Handling & Response Professional certification course by eLearn security. This course will not only teach me but actively put me in networks where I must use these tools given to me. I will be getting experience in SIEM tools like ELK stack and Splunk, and IDS tools like Bro, Snort, and Suricata. I will be challenged to detect and hunt for intrusions in real like networks. I believe the best part about this course is the practical test at the end where I will be placed into a network to defect it at multiple levels with a report that gets evaluated at the end. I hope to get the eLearn Security Certified Incident Responder certification in under 2 months.
More information can be found on their website about the certification course here.