I am working on getting my CHFI. I will be getting my pen+ ceh Security+ on my way forward. But my question is how much networking do I really need to know to work as a CHFI? I have nothing against networking but with all the CTF I have watched I noticed networking has not come up a lot. Thank you for your time and help on this matter and look forward to your response.
How much do I need to know?
@Jay-Cuthbertson that is a great question, the networking part of any IT field is going to be massively important. In the first domain of the CHFI Exam Blueprint you will notice:
Web Application and Webserver Attacks
Forensics and Mobile Devices
There are many more examples of where networking is of the utmost importance for instance, in the Security+
CompTIA recommends (but does not require) a Security+ exam candidate already have Network+ under their belt prior to studying for that exam.
Moving into PenTest+ CompTIA recommends (but does not require):
We can see from these examples that networking is very important in becoming a security professional. I look forward to other Edutainers chiming in. I hope this helps.Thanks for watching!