Cybersecurity architect certifications

Introduction

If you are planning to become a cybersecurity architect, certifications are a good way to validate your skills in designing, building, implementing and overseeing cybersecurity architecture. These will be your prime responsibilities. 

Every organization today relies heavily on technology, which is why IT is a fundamental part of any strong business strategy. These certifications are designed to test your knowledge, skills and capabilities working with cybersecurity architect frameworks, software tools and best practices. By passing these exams, you will prove a baseline of knowledge to potential employers.

In this article, we will explore the most in-demand cybersecurity architect certifications and how they can help to boost your career.

What are the certifications for a security architect?  

Your resume needs to be strong in order to compete with other participants on interview day. For this to be done effectively, you need one or more certifications, no matter whether you want to concentrate on a system, software applications or other areas of the company IT architecture. 

Certifications also help immensely in securing managerial roles in the IT department. Employers typically demand advanced-level security certifications from accredited certification vendors. However, entry-level and intermediate-level certifications are also accepted for some cybersecurity architect job roles. 

Below are some certifications to consider:

CompTIA Security+ Certification

According to Leighton Johnson, CTO and founder of ISFMT (Information Security Forensics Management Team), the Security+ certification should be an introductory cert for cybersecurity architects.

The CompTIA Security+ certification will certify the knowledge and skills of successful candidates. As a Security+-certified candidate, you are proven to have the ability to install and configure systems to secure devices, applications and networks; to participate in risk mitigation activities; to perform threat analysis and responding with suitable mitigation strategies; and to operate with an awareness of applicable laws, policies (Read more...)

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