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The year 2017 proved to be a milestone for information security with more breaches, bigger losses, more coverage, and more jobs and opportunities for IT and programming professionals. According to a Cyber Seek report by the end of 2017, the number of Cybersecurity job openings in the USA stands at just over 285,000. Predictions say that this will continue in the year 2018 as well. Let’s check out the top three Cybersecurity certification for the year 2018:

CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification

ISC2 CISSP certification is an advanced-level credential designed to ensure skills and knowledge required for IT security professionals to engineer, implement, manage, and design the overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks. The CISSP certification focuses on areas like Asset security, Security operations, Security engineering, Security and risk management, and Software development security.

CISM: Certified Information Security Manager Certification

ISACA CISM certification is a globally-recognized, expert-level credential designed for IS and IT professionals to develop and manage an information security program. The certification focuses on areas like Information Security Governance, Information Security Incident Management, Information Risk Management and Compliance, Information Security Program Development and Management.

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst

CompTIA‘s CSA+ certification is a vendor and technology neutral exam designed for IT security analysts, vulnerability analysts, or threat intelligence analysts to configure and use threat detection tools; perform data analysis; and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats, and risks to an organization with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization.s

uCertify offers courses for all three certification exams. The courses will help you pass the exam in your first attempt by imparting the required skills. The certification will enhance your career prospects that will help you scale the pinnacle of success.

Before going for CISSP certification, let’s explore the reasons you should go for this certification and the impact this certification would have on your career.

First Things First: What Is CISSP?

CISSP stands for Certified Information Systems
Security Professional. The credential is administered by ISC2. This certification is an advanced-level credential ideal for the IT security professionals with a minimum of four years of professional experience in the field of information security. The certification focuses on Access Control, Telecommunications and Network Security, Information Security Governance and Risk Management, Software Development Security, Cryptography, and many more.

The Reasons For The CISSP Certification

  1.   Immense Popularity

The CISSP credential is an admired certification for most professionals and is highly respected by a majority of large, global companies like Google, P&G, IBM, and many more. The CISSP certification demonstrates an individual’s working knowledge of information security and commitment to their profession. In 2017, there are 111,000 certified professionals worldwide, and two-thirds of them are from the USA.

  1. Career Prospects And Salaries

CISSP certification offers many career prospects and a high salary for the certified professionals. The average salary for the CISSP certified professionals is USD 121,729. The average salary for the CISSP certified professionals is as follows:

  • Security Engineer: USD 131,020
  • Security Architect, IT: USD 153,811
  • Information Security Officer: USD 140,874
  • Information Security Analyst: USD 116,694
  • Information Security Manager: USD 139,677
  1. Catapult your career

Information security is a critical aspect of any organization and with a CISSP credential, you may find their job evolving into something even bigger. Here are some threats that a CISSP certified professional combats:

  • Phishing Attacks: A fake web page is created mimicking real page to gather sensitive user information.
  • Close-in Attacks: Stealing data in close physical adjacency.
  • Exploit Attacks: Zero-day attack existing vulnerability in code exploited.

Check out the CISSP certification courses offered by uCertify. The courses fulfill all the three reasons and provide the complete coverage of exam objectives. So, get yourself enrolled in the courses for passing the certification exam in your attempt.

 

As there are regular technology modifications, getting certified is the best method to differentiate yourself from other competing candidates and validate your skills in front of the hiring managers.

Here are the high paid IT certifications of 2017:

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

As per Forbes survey this year, salary offered after getting this certification is USD 128,156. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification is designed to validate management skills and focus on the correct application of security methods and system assessing policies.  This certification validates your skills of international security methods and recognizes the professionals who manage designs, and oversees an organization’s information security. ISACA is the certification provider. More than 32,000 professionals have earned this certification in the year 2017.

Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)

As per Forbes survey this year, the salary offered after getting this certification is USD 121,729. Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification is designed for individuals working for system security. This is a vendor-neutral certification and validates your expertise in the field of security. ISC2 is the certification provider. In 2017, there are 111,000 certified professionals worldwide, and two-thirds of them are from the USA.

Project Management Professionals (PMP)

As per Forbes survey this year, the salary offered after getting this certification is USD 119,349. Project Management Professional certification is one of the most acknowledged project management certification given by the Project Management Institute. The certification is intended for the project managers working in the industries. This certification validates your expertise in the field of project management and helps in your career growth and salary increment.  PMI is the certification provider.

In 2017, there are 730,00 PMP certified professionals working in 210 countries worldwide.

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

As per Forbes survey this year, the salary offered after getting this certification is USD 115,471. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is designed for professionals working in the field of auditing, monitoring, controlling. This certification validates your abilities to manage vulnerabilities and process controls, and updates to a company’s policies to make sure that they are according to standards. ISACA is the certification provider. There are 126,000 certified professionals in the year 2017.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Windows Server 2012

As per Forbes survey this year, the salary offered after getting this certification is USD 93,718. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) – Windows Server 2012 certification is designed for administrators working in the field of storage management, configuring and managing high availability, group policy, and virtualization. The certification helps in the areas like configuring both the networks and Active Directory infrastructure and covers both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Grab the attention of your dream employer with the IT certification courses provided by uCertify. So, what are you waiting for students! Get yourself enrolled in the uCertify courses and take your career to the next level.

 

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The CISSP certification is globally recognized as a validation of an individual’s knowledge in the field of information security. The CISSP exam tests a candidate’s competence in  ten CISSP domains of the (ISC)² CBK, covering a variety of information security topics.


uCertify has updated its’ CISSP PrepKit to provide coverage of all ten domains by way of an online reference guide (eBook), and 300 new questions. Prepare for the new CISSP exam using uCertify’s updated prepkit! Get your free eval copy at:

http://www.ucertify.com/courses/CISSP.html

The CISSP certification is globally recognized as a validation of an individual’s knowledge in the field of information security. The CISSP exam tests a candidate’s competence in  ten CISSP domains of the (ISC)² CBK, covering a variety of information security topics.

uCertify has updated its’ CISSP PrepKit to provide coverage of all ten domains by way of an online reference guide (eBook), and 300 new questions. Prepare for the new CISSP exam using uCertify’s updated prepkit! Get your free eval copy at:
http://www.ucertify.com/courses/CISSP.html

(ISC)2 Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) has specified objectives for the CISSP test. These objectives are grouped under ten CBK domains. Following are some important areas in which an individual should possess good knowledge before taking the CISSP test:

  1. Implementing Internet security and handling types of attacks.
  2. Configuring IPSec to secure communication between networks and hosts. Configuring IPSec authentication and troubleshooting IPSec.
  3. Implementing security for wireless networks. Configuring public and private wireless LANs.
  4. Deploying and managing SSL certificates. Configuring SSL to secure communication channels.
  5. Configuring and troubleshooting authentication for Web users.
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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) test?

A. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). They have to subscribe to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics.

Q. What certification does it provide?

A. The CISSP test is one test required to achieve the CISSP certification as certified information security professionals.

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Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) test?

A. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of full-time security professional work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). They have to subscribe to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics.

Q. What certification does it provide?

A. The CISSP test is one test required to achieve the CISSP certification as certified information security professionals.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?

A. The test consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type questions, and the test is not adaptive. You will be required to attempt approximately 250 questions.

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