One of the quickest ways to develop cybersecurity skills and gain some experience is by earning one of the many available certifications. That leads to an important question: What is the ideal certification for an entry-level professional?
To answer that, it is good to point out a few characteristics of a good credential. For starters, it should come from a respected and highly recognizable institution, preferably with a global reach. In most cases, it is also a good idea to look for vendor-independent certifications, which focus on information security itself and not on a specific technology. As we are talking about entry-level certifications, it is also important to pay attention to the experience requirements and to keep in mind that the exam difficulty level should be sufficient to prove that candidates had to make a significant effort in dedication and commitment, but not so hard that it will be unfeasible for someone how has just started in the field.
Based on these aspects, CompTIA Security+ is one of the best options for professionals desiring to start a career in information security. Here are a few important points that you should know about this certification:
What is the Security+ Certification?
CompTIA Security+ is a vendor-neutral, entry-level, global information security certification. It validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
This is a great option for professionals who are just starting their careers, as the Security+ focuses on hands-on practical skills, ensuring that certification holders are better prepared to solve problems from a wider variety of issues.
The topics covered by this certification are based on the latest trends and techniques in risk management, risk mitigation, threat management, and intrusion detection. In its latest update, the Security+ certification covers the junior IT auditor/penetration (Read more...)
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