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8/14/2016
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8 Cyber-Security Certifications To Boost Your IT Career

Cyber-security skills are in high demand across all industries. These certifications can help IT managers boost their security know-how and protect their organizations.
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Systems Security Certified Practitioner
The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is offered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, known as (ISC)2. This option is a good one for IT managers who have built their technical skills and practical security know-how via hands-on roles.
The SSCP confirms an IT professional's ability to implement and administer infrastructure while aligning with security policies that ensure data confidentiality. Those who earn the certification are ready to address responsibilities such as security testing, authentication, incident response and recovery, and intrusion detection and prevention.
(ISC)2 suggests this certification is ideal for those who are in, or working towards, roles such as security analyst, network security engineer, database administrator, security administrator, or systems engineer.
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Systems Security Certified Practitioner

The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is offered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, known as (ISC)2. This option is a good one for IT managers who have built their technical skills and practical security know-how via hands-on roles.

The SSCP confirms an IT professional's ability to implement and administer infrastructure while aligning with security policies that ensure data confidentiality. Those who earn the certification are ready to address responsibilities such as security testing, authentication, incident response and recovery, and intrusion detection and prevention.

(ISC)2 suggests this certification is ideal for those who are in, or working towards, roles such as security analyst, network security engineer, database administrator, security administrator, or systems engineer.

(Image: Tonymelony/iStockphoto)

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8/18/2016 | 1:12:47 PM
Getting a Job
I am a seasoned professional looking for a job in the cybersecurity field. Which one of the certifications would one recommend for getting a job in that area.
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Technocrati,
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8/15/2016 | 7:07:17 PM
Re: A Must Read

@jastroff    Agreed.   This is an invaluable resource.  Some of the major universities that offer a certification can be pricey but I think those offered by ISC are a little better on the wallet.   Thanks Kelly for all your leg work here.

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jastroff,
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8/15/2016 | 11:53:14 AM
A Must Read
Thanks @kelly for this important article. It tells job seekers, students, and others the types of things  a security professional is expected to know, and the best places to learn it. It also helps potential candidates and employers what programs have value, and which may be questionanable. 
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