Many people ponder whether the time and money spent on cybersecurity credentials is worthwhile. There are a number of arguments that can be made against credentials, especially given the sheer number of certifications available today and how many have experienced popularity swings over the years. Despite this, they are still a fascinating choice for a cybersecurity entry-level professional or a career changer wishing to enter the industry.
Are cybersecurity credentials therefore worthwhile? If you employ cybersecurity certificates to complement other qualifications on your CV, the work is worthwhile. Employers can see that you don’t have experience-based expertise if you only list certifications on your resume.
To put it another way, while growing your cybersecurity job, credentials are worthwhile, but they are not the only thing that will demand your time and work. Because I have observed how certificates have benefited my career and the careers of many others, in addition to the obvious potential cash impact, I am a strong supporter of certifications.
Here I will list some of the most popular Certifications and resources to prepare you to pass those exams.
Become a CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Accelerate your cybersecurity career with the CISSP certification.
Earning the CISSP proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program. With a CISSP, you validate your expertise and become an (ISC)² member, unlocking a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
Prove your skills, advance your career, help earn the salary you want and gain the support of a community of cybersecurity leaders here to support you throughout your career
Who Earns the CISSP?
The CISSP is ideal for experienced security practitioners, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles, including those in the following positions:
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Chief Information Officer
- Director of Security
- IT Director/Manager
- Security Systems Engineer
- Security Analyst
- Security Manager
- Security Auditor
- Security Architect
- Security Consultant
- Network Architect
Work in government? See how the CISSP meets the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570.1.
CISSP Resources and preparation materials