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The 8 Most In-Demand Security Certifications Right Now

By July 25, 2015 No Comments

1. Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP/CISSP)

The cert, built with help from the U.S. National Security Agency, has increased in market value of about 36.4 percent over Q4 2014.

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2. EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester

The EC-Council certification teaches information security professionals to conduct real life penetration tests by utilizing EC-Council’s published penetration testing methodology. Expect Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation lab environments.

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3. GIAC Certified Penetration Tester

With a 28.6 percent market value percent change, GPEN certification puts you in the driver’s seat for both technical and nontechnical best practices for penetration testing and understanding the legal issues surrounding the topic.

4. GIAC Security Essentials

Jumping 20 percent in market value, obtaining a GSEC certification demonstrates qualification for a broad array of security protocols. With a 28.6 percent market value percent change, GPEN certification puts you in the driver’s seat for both technical and nontechnical best practices for penetration testing and understanding the legal issues surrounding the topic.

5. Cybersecurity Forensic Analyst

The Cybersecurity Forensic Analyst certification (CFSA) experienced a 15.4 percent increase in market value over Q4 2014. Professionals who obtain this certification demonstrate proficiency in comprehensive analysis of computer and electronic systems.

6. EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer

With aims to defeat bad code, an EC-Council Certified Secure Programmers (ECSP) teaches best practices ensuring high quality, secure code for both .Net and Java programming languages.

7. Check Point Certified Security Expert

The Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) certification teaches IT professionals how to build, modify, deploy and troubleshoot Check Point Security Systems on the Gaia OS. Seeing a 11.1 percent market value change, you’ll go through extensive debugging and optimization labs and exercises.

8. Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional

The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification validates a professional’s ability to develop application and software security protocols within their organizations and to reduce vulnerabilities and lock down potential breach points throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Certifications are more than just a piece of paper for your wall. They let current and potential employers predict your success on the job. Cybersecurity not your area of expertise? Check out our other HD course demos here.

Source: NetworkWorld