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There are multiple industry security certifications available in my industry including
the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), the Certified Information Security Manager
(CISM), the CompTIA Security+, the Certified Information Systems Security
Professional (CISSP), and the Certified Information Security Auditor.one of the
main certifications that I think can have an immediate impact and help my career
is the CompTIA Security+. The CompTIA Security+ certification is an international
certification that substantiates the baseline skills you need to execute core security
functions and pursue an IT security career. A CompTIA Security+ certification is
the first security certification that one should earn. The certification establishes the
core information and requirements of any Cybersecurity roles. Another certification
that is important and a huge part of my development is the CISM certification.
The Certified Information Security Manager is an advanced certification that
indicates whether or not a person has the skills and knowledge to manage and
develop an enterprise information security program. This certification is a great
accomplishment and would be wonderful to have on your resume. Both of these
certifications are great and requires hard work but are very much worth it. I really
never looked to much into the certification for my future job until now and the
one that is most important is CompTia. Also I noticed that they recommend two
years of IT but they don’t have any requirements. Another one I looked at as
well upon my research is CEH. It peaked my interest because I always wondered
about things with hacking and ways to stop it because I’ve had it done to me
and it was not a good feeling. I think it’s important to have that knowledge
because you can easily find ways to stop it and to notice the signs of when it
happens. They also would like for you to have at least two years of IT experience
and that they only require you to take one exam to become certified. I am
interested knowing more about the CompTia . I know that they do have these
classes here in my hometown which is Montgomery, Alabama. The class last a
couple of weeks and I do think that it is very helpful for someone who is
interested in working in that field. I however would gain the experience needed
that they are offering just to build my resume but Im interested in taking my
career further. I think with that certificate which by the way it is $2500 for a
few weeks but I am assured that you would gain a good paying job. I just hope
that with the training we will be getting that it will assist us properly within our
career choice. The two certifications that I am interested in and are currently
working for in my field are the CompTIA Security plus and CompTIA network
plus. These two certifications will give test me on the requirements to keep my
interaction on the cyber domain locally and outside safe from intrusion. CompTIA
security plus will train and test me on Public Cryptography and public key
infrastructure (PKI) and the current industry standard on protecting data and host
security practices. It will also prepare me for risk management and test on the
skills and procedures that I learned that used in the current industry. CompTIA
network plus will give me capabilities to employ devices such as switches and
routers to safely route traffic with the current industry standard. Also, I will learn
and be certified on the industry designing and implementing networks that I think
will also go in hand with the risk management from the security plus certification.
Both these certifications will mesh well together in my future goals and in my
current job in the military. One certification that I am interested in achieving in
the CompTIA Security + certification. CompTIA is an industry recognized training
and certification company. Their name is well known within the Information
Technology field. The Security + certification certifies that a person achieving the
certificate has a solid understanding of cybersecurity concepts and best practices.
The material covered in the certification is very similar to what we have covered
here in our Cyber Domain course. Some of the areas that are covered in the
certification are attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities, architecture and design,
implementation, operations and incident response, governance, risk and compliance
(Comptia, 2020). The CompTIA Security + certification is a foundation for anyone
looking to enter the cyber security domain.
Another certification is ISC2’s Certified Cloud Security Professional. This
certification holds a lot of value in the cyber security industry because more and
more companies are moving their data to the cloud. With the increase in cloud
usage protecting data from cyber threats is more important than ever. The Certified
Cloud Security Professional certification cover everything you need to know to
secure data within the cloud and ensure that it is safe and protected. I became
interested in cybersecurity because my brother got his certifications in the Air
Force and it piqued my interest. I have no IT work experience which I think will
be my biggest downfall for when it comes time to get a job and or my
certifications. I read that the CompTIA security+ is probably the most important
one to have, and its recommended to have two years of IT experience. From what
I have gathered it is one of the most common certifications to get. Next I would
probably say the CISM (certified information security manager) would be beneficial
to have. I am hoping to eventually get a job as an Information Security Manager.
The CISM certification requires you to maintain your certification by earning
credits each year and adhering to a code of professional ethics. I have found that
there are many different certifications that one can get to better help them stand
out from the rest of the crowd because it shows that you have went the extra
mile and that you are certified in the subject. For me it is IT so I narrowed it
down to 2 certifications for cyber security and they are Certified Information
Security Manager (CISM) and CompTIA security+. According to Business News
Daily, The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a top credential for
IT professionals responsible for managing, developing and overseeing information
security systems in enterprise-level applications, or for developing best organizational
security practices.Credential holders possess advanced and proven skills in security
risk management, program development and management, governance, and incident
management and response. CompTIA's Security+ is a well-respected, vendor-neutral
security certification. Security+ credential holders are recognized as possessing
superior technical skills, broad knowledge and expertise in multiple security-related
disciplines. IT pros who obtain this certification possess expertise in areas such as
threat management, cryptography, identity management, security systems, security
risk identification and mitigation, network access control, and security infrastructure.
Since I started this program I started researching careers in Cyber Security, which
way I wanted to go, I saw a lot of military post and what they require, I also
saw banks and saw what requirements they needed. I finally decided I would like
to work on a military base or at bank. I saw the certifications required and one
of those certifications is the SSCP, Its an advanced security administration
certification that helps validate skills needed to secure businesses critical assets.
SSCP certification proves that IT pros possess the advanced technical skills needed
to implement, manage, and administer IT infrastructure. The other certification is
the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Having this certification
employers will know you have been tested, and have the knowledge and skills
needed to provide efficient and experienced auditing services and that you have
been credentialed by one of the most prestigious security associations in the
industry. Another career field or location I'm interested in is working at a hospital.
Im currently still researching what credentials are needed so it this can be a
possible career outcome. I live close to lots of different air force bases, and what
I see the most often as a hard requirement for jobs in my area is the CompTia
Security plus and a security clearance. I currently work for the Department of
Defense, and the two entry level positions dont have a hard push for a degree or
for any other entry level certifications except for the Sec+. As long as you can
get a public trust and have the Comptia Securityplus+ they will give you an
interview. But when I worked for Boeing they had stricter requirements. They
wanted you to have at least your Comptia A+ or Comptia Network+ as well as
the Security plus, and either have a degree or are enrolled in college, and be able
to get a public trust.So in my experience companies really want to know that you
can safely handle information and that you are aware of best practices and have
the ability to identify various threats. This is knowledge you gain from acquiring
the security plus from Comptia. Since its an entry level certification you most
likely would not be able to get a higher tiered job within the companies I've
worked for, but it can get your foot in the door. I always recommend getting the
CompTia trifecta, A+, Net+ and Sec+ to start out, because all 3 certifications will
help you build a strong foundation. The A+ touches on networking, security,
hardware, software, mobile devices, tablets, and trouble shooting basics. So the A+
is like casting a wide net in a shallow pond, you won't become an expert on
this cert alone but you will get a lot of foundational information. It can also help
you identify which field within IT you are the most interested in. The Net+ goes
more in-depth with all things networking, doesn't focus on a specific brand like
Cisco but at the end of it you will have a basic understanding on how networking
works. When doing IT wok for a big corporation we have to know a lot of
things and need to be certified in it to be able to help the customer. The very
first certification the employees would have to have is certifications for iOS.
Knowing how the product works and what software it can handle so you can do
your job with technical problems. If you aren't certified you cant help the customer
with any iOS device. If a customer called in and needed help with there iPhone,
I would have to get them to the next representative that is certified in iOS.
Another certification I would need after getting one for the iOS is certifications
for iPadOS and its the same rules go as for the iOS have to have these
certifications to be able to help along with certifications for macOS, watchOS,
tvOS but there are many more certifications in the company. In order to help
someone you need to know what you are helping them with so you can bring
confidence to your customers and the company. Having these certifications helps
me to give the best customer service experience and bring up my company's goals
with excellent customer service experience also helping them with their issue. The
two industry certifications that I decided to talk about are the CISSP and the
CISA. I chose these two because according to Business News Daily these are the
two that show up most in job boards. The CISSP (Certified Information Systems
Security Professional) certification is recognized worldwide and is offered by the
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, known as
(ISC)2. The CISSP is designed for individuals who are experienced security
professionals. They offer three CISSP concentrations targeting specific areas of
interest in IT security; Architecture (CISSP-ISSAP); Engineering (CISSP-ISSEP); and
Management (CISSP-ISSMP). The second certification I will talk about is CISA
(Certified Information Systems Auditor). ISACA's Certified Information Systems
Auditor (CISA) is also globally recognized, and it does not require you to work
in the field as long at CISSP. CISA “is the gold standard for IT professionals
seeking to practice in information security, audit control and assurance. Ideal
candidates are able to identify and assess organizational threats and vulnerabilities,
assess compliance, and provide guidance and organizational security controls.”. Since
these two were found the most in job boards I think they would be a good thing
to get once I have met the qualifications for each. There are many different types
of industry security certifications. One of the most well known and beginner types
of certifications is the CompTIA Security+ certification. This is one of the many
certifications that CompTIA have and it is a baseline start for anyone that is
looking to get into cyber security. This is a networking based, vendor-neutral
certification. It can help you to get started into the world of cybersecurity and
shows that you have a baseline and fundamental understanding of some of the
basics surrounding network security. Another type of certification that would be
great to have and would help tremendously in your career in cyber security is the
CISSP certifications or the Certified Information Systems Security Professional
certification. This is a very highly regarded certification and is a very advanced
level certification. This certification shows employers that you have a very
comprehensive understanding of the cyber domain and all of the different securities
surrounding cyber security. To obtain this certification you must meet many of the
steps before you can even submit an application to take the exam. If you have
this certification it really shows that you know what you are doing in the cyber
security field. In the technology-driven time of the 21st century, security
certifications indifferent industries play an important role that must be taken into
consideration by professionals. In the healthcare industry, a number of industry
security certifications influence how healthcare professionals operate and function in
the highly dynamic industrial landscape.
Two particular industry security certifications that are applicable in my career
interest area which is healthcare include Healthcare Information Security and
Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).
HCISPP is considered to be an important information security certification that can
give healthcare professionals an edge in the evolving industry. Some of the key
advantages of the certification are that it empowers the professionals to safeguard
patient health information and it simplifies navigating the complex regulatory
landscape .CCSP is known as a premier cloud security certification that is regarded
to be a global credential. It has high relevance in the healthcare industry as
various healthcare functions are moving to the cloud environment. The key
advantages of the CCSP certification include the robust insight into cloud security
architecture that safeguards medical data and information and competitive edge over
other professionals with restricted knowledge of cloud security aspects. There are
many DoD 8570 security certificates to obtain but the one that I desire to have
is the CompTia Security+ SY0-601 first and then aim for the Systems Security
Certified Practitioner (SSCP). CompTIA Security+ establishes the core knowledge
required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level
cybersecurity jobs. Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting,
ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills required.
The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification from (ISC)2 is a
globally recognized security certification that targets IT professionals in roles such
as network security engineer, system administrator, system engineer, security analyst,
consultant, database administrator, and system or network analyst. SSCPs possess
advanced security administration and operations skills. I work for a big company
that has endless opportunities in the security engineering/ cyber world. The
advantages of having one of the certs gives that person a head start and a foot
in the door since some of the qualifications on an application would require you
to have or obtain a certificate. I think that CompTIA Security+ is a huge global
certification that I think you should have for any Information Technology job. As
I have been looking for entry level jobs, most of them have been asking for this
certification. It just validates the skill and education that you worked hard for. It
is 100% worth the effort of going through this exam. IT will help you gain
credentials to pursue a cyber security related job. Not only does it help you get
jobs, but it will also be great for your resume. The other certification that I would
want to get before starting my career in Information Technology would be
CompTIA Linux +. I would want this because a lot of the companies in my area
have this program as a requirement. That way if I have this in advance, I will
have an advantage over other potential employees. These certifications will get you
are an entry level job at companies, and as you advance your resume you will
be able to get higher-paying jobs. Skills will only make you more appealing to
companies when you send in your resume. I work for the Department of
Corrections and we have Correctional Industries (CI) environment, certification
programs prepare incarcerated individuals to work in a specialized trade, both while
incarcerated and upon release. Evidence has shown that including certifications on
a resume can give formerly incarcerated individuals an advantage over other
candidates applying for the same job. Technical certification programs provide the
incarcerated individual with the following; increased post-release employment
opportunities, validation of the attainment of job skills needed for employability,
and reduction or elimination of employment barriers. Risk factors are identified as
barriers to success when reintegrating into the community. Many incarcerated
individuals face employment challenges that result from these risk factors. Certified
training provides incarcerated individuals with job skills that align with the labor
market and offer the incarcerated individual one less barrier to overcome upon
release. Technical certifications have standards that are known industry-wide and
employers expect that an incarcerated individual has mastered a specific skill level
with the completion of a certified training program.One of two secondary data
sources provided information on security operations topics. Although one of the
survey designs was methodologically sound, the response rate created a potential
for biased estimates. U.S. or local DOL, other federal/state agencies such as OSHA,
Department of Education. There are numerous program providers throughout the
United States that work with CIs. It is important going into a partnership to be
able to clearly articulate what CIs needs are in order for the partner organization
to determine if they have relevant training and services. Overall, high-quality
demographic data have been collected in existing surveys; however, variations in
the survey methodology and definitions of private security across these surveys
produced some discrepancies in the estimates. When in the IT field there are
multiple security certifications available, some are best to help on entry level and
others for veteran IT pros. Comp TIA A+ is recommended for someone who is
just beginning in the field, it helps get the foot in the door to start in a tech
support position allowing room for growth. To earn the certification, you must pass
two tests, Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002). Obtaining it will help
demonstrate baseline security skills, ability to configure operating systems, trouble
shoot, and problem solve core service, and configure and support PC, mobile, and
IoT device along with additional skills. Another certification to investigate is
CompTIA Security+, this helps employers see your understanding of the baseline
security skills and helps with compliance for DoD 8140/8570 and ISO 17024.
When getting certified it emphasizes hands on practice to ensure understanding of
modern complex issues, covers the core technical skills for risk assessment and
management, incident response, forensics, enterprise networks, hybrid/cloud
operations, and security controls. Having both credentials helps entering the field
as a beginner because it shows the wide range understanding of trouble shooting
standard operating system issues as well as security ones as well. There are several
industry security certifications available in my area of career interest. I specifically
want to work in the IT department for the State of California. I am not sure
which department I want to work toward, but for now, any entry level IT position
will do. An industry security certificate that I feel is a must have is the CompTIA
Security +. This is the very first certificate every IT security professional should
earn to get their foot in the door in cybersecurity jobs. Having this certificate is
proof that you have knowledge in information technology security. Most entry level
IT security jobs recommend that you have the CompTIA Security + because they
would rather hire someone who has knowledge in the IT security field instead of
someone who knows little to none. Having said that, this give you a huge
advantage in competitive interviews and will help you land a job. Another industry
security certification that I am interested in is the Certified Information Systems
Auditor (CISA). I’ve done a lot of auditing task with every employer I’ve worked
for and feel that if there’s anything that I’d like to pursue in IT, it would be in
auditing. While CompTIA Security + is a must have I think for any job, as far
as my particular job right now I think I would also benefit by obtaining a
CompTIA Linux + and a Red Hat RHCA, RHCE and RHCSA, because I work
for the Oklahoma Army National Guard and the systems I work with are Linux
based mainly Red Hat. By obtaining these certifications when it is time to move
on to a different job perhaps I could be a civilian field representative and continue
to aid soldiers with their systems. Security + I think has become a requisite for
any IT related position. and I understand why it has become a requisite in the
industry. CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline
skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification IT professionals should earn.
The CompTIA Security+ certification is worth the effort if you intend to pursue a
cyber security related career track or you want to add security credentials to
resume. A great benefit of the Security+, and most other CompTIA certifications,
is that there is no prerequisite experience or training involved. The CompTIA
Security+ certification will help you break into the industry, but for most, it will
only be the first step. This certification will get you in the door at companies,
but higher-paying jobs will only be available as you add to your resume with
more advanced skills and work experience. The Security+ is something you could
add to your resume which is a great benefit of the certification. Having a
certification that is valued and recognized by the federal government and it’s
vendors and contractors is certainly a benefit of the CompTIA Security+
certification. I think the CompTIA Security+ is a good beginner one to have. A
lot of the beginner openings in IT seems to ask for this when applying for
beginner jobs. The CompTIA Security+ exam will certify that you have the
knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure
applications, networks, and devices. Also, that you can perform threat analysis and
respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation
activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and
regulations. CompTIA also has three more certifications in cyber security, the
CySA+ which and