10 Security Certifications To Boost Your Career

Earning a security credential can help you open the door to a great job. But you need to know which certification is the right one for you.
GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
(ISC)² certifications are globally acknowledged as the Gold Standard in for educating and certifying information security pro
This certification is designed for candidates interested in the field of information security. The ideal candidates are those
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) certifications are globally accepted and recognized, and are known
The CISA certification is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. Wit
EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. H
EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) is an advanced ethical hacking certification and a step ahead of a CEH. This cer
CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications, offering 16 certification exams in PC support, networkin
CWNP is a non-profit organization that sets the IT industry standard for vendor-neutral enterprise Wi-Fi certification and tr

As the market for information security talent heats up and the skills shortage continues, infosec pros who have the right combination of credentials and experience are in remarkably high demand. While certifications are not a sure bet for a job offer, prospective employers look for industry-leading credentials as one measure of qualifications and commitment to quality.

Here is a list of ten certifications, including a short description, prerequisites, exam cost, available courses, and study material links, as well as online practice test links.

In addition to the these certifications, there are several other courses and credentials that focus on specific technology areas. The key challenge for any IT security enthusiast at any point in his or her career is to identify the skills levels required (beginner to expert), and then look for reputable certifications that will bring career advancement. Fortunately, there are a lot of opportunities.

Good luck out there! 


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