Cybersecurity is unique due to the number and variety of certifications available. Certification is often considered essential to get hired or a barrier to entering the profession.
In this livestream we will discuss question such as:
- Do I need to get certified?
- What certifications exist? How are they different?
- How hard are they to get?
- Which ones are “the best?”
- How many certifications do I need?
- What experience do I need?
Moro, Mike, and guest Mark Shykula will help you navigate the cybersecurity universe maze, and we have a highly certified guest to share his experience and answer your questions.
ISC2. [May 12, 2020]. (ISC)2 CISSP Certification Now Comparable to Masters Degree Standard. ISC2 News. https://www.isc2.org/News-and-Events/Press-Room/Posts/2020/05/12/ISC2-CISSP-Certification-Now-Comparable-to-Masters-Degree-Standard
This is a list of resources to help you explore Cybersecurity Certifications
- Jerimy, Paul. (2020). Security Certification Roadmap. https://pauljerimy.com/security-certification-roadmap/
- Jerimy’s infographic is an interesting attempt to classify and visual cybersecurity certifications. The list is comprehensive and is ranked by degree of difficulty and categorized by type-of-work. While the ranking is somewhat subjective I was say that it is reasonably accurate. Importantly, Jerimy’s work highlights the deficency in training and certification on defense. It begs the question, “Why are we obsessed with becoming hackers?”
- GIAC. (2020). Trust Me, I’m Certified. Podcast. https://www.giac.org/podcasts
- This podcast promoting GIAC certification addresses a wide variety of topics related to SANS Institute training and certification including imposter syndrome, SANS Institute training, career development, and mentorship. It is a relatively new podcast showcasing a new professional and topic each episode.
- ISACA. [n.d.] CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certification. https://www.isaca.org/credentialing/cybersecurity/csx-fundamentals-certificate
- I found the book for this to be one of the best, most concise, guides to define what cybersecurity is and is not. It’s short, well written, and easy to read. A great and inexpensive starting point. There is also an inexpensive exam to go with it. A great starting place for ANYONE in IT.