5 Best Entry-Level Information Security Certifications

As in other industries, gaining certifications in information security can help boost your career to greater levels. As a matter of fact, certifications are the preferred method for information security professionals to demonstrate to the world that they are competent in the field and possess the knowledge to be a success in the role.

While there are many certifications available for the entry level information security professional, there are five certifications that outshine the rest. This article will detail the five best entry-level information security certifications to earn.

As the EC-Council website puts it: “To beat a hacker, you need to think like one!” This vendor-neutral certification demonstrates that the certification holder has the knowledge and tools that malicious hackers have and can use those same forces against them. This certification of lawful and legitimate hacking skills also shows the world that the information security professional knows how to assess the security posture of a system/network and how to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities within it.

Information security professions that want to bring hacking skills to their day job should consider the CEH certification. This is for one reason: an organization that is trying to protect itself from outside hackers should hire a hacker. Having a hacker in your organization can help the organization better spot its own vulnerabilities and will be able to shed light on how hackers think in any given situation, making a CEH a valuable addition to the team.

Please note, though, that this certification is not completely, bare-bones entry-level. To be eligible to take the CEH certification exam, candidates must have at least two years of experience working in the information security industry. But even professionals who have zero experience can take an official EC-Council training course.

In either case, though, candidates are required to (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from InfoSec Resources authored by Greg Belding. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/hySZscUA0og/