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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.