--Originally published at The shield of the world
So there are a lot of options to actually certificate yourself as an computer security. Why is important to have a certificate? To actually prove that you have a good amount of knowledge and that you are worth to be hired. Is like the certificates in the web pages. A prove that you can actually trust in something.
So there are a lot of certificates some of the most popular are:
- Comp TIA Security +
- CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
- G SEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials
- CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
- CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
In this list provided by InfoSec, there are entry-level credentials, like Security+ and GIAC Security Essentials, as well as more advanced certs, such as the CEH, CISSP and CISM.
So as an advice from there guys getting a certification is a good bet if you actually want to advance your career in the IT field and if you are interested in specializing in security.
Is important to know that there are a number of tracks a professional can take to demonstrate qualifications. Four sources categorizing these, and many other credentials, licenses and certifications, are:
- Schools and universities;
- “Vendor” sponsored credentials (Microsoft, Cisco)
- Association and organization sponsored credentials
- Governmental body sponsored licenses, certifications and credentials
Is important to know that the quality and acceptance of the IT credentials vary worldwide as you may imagine. Like passing from a Master degree, to Microsoft certification, to a list of lesser known credentials.
So, getting a certificate is a good option and probably the best is to go for a entry level known course or certification to have the quality and acceptance in every country. Probably some of them are really useful in your country because they are known, but this may not happen in other countries.