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Top IT Computer Security Certification Courses - 2013 Best and Most in Demanded

Updated on December 25, 2012

Newly launched IT security certifications courses

Data and Network Security is vital for any good firm always and such jobs are unaffected by any sort of recession.A study conducted by Foote Partners at the first three months of 2010 has revealed a jump in pay for professional working in the IT security business .The IT security has been one area that has been relatively resilient even during the recent economic crisis. After speaking to analysts, researchers and representatives from, eWEEK compiled the hottest security certifications job hunters currently need. Basically the term ‘security’ can be used in several aspects of the IT industry it varies from Auditing and the Application Security to Forensic science and Wireless security. So due to this vast growing diversity in security specialization the aspirants have a good freedom to make the choice in it security certification courses. Computer Security and Virtualization (Cloud Computing Certification) are the top two on-demand certifications in the upcoming days of IT industry. And at the present scenario of launching cloud computing, the ‘security’ feature of the cloud is the most criticized.If you found this article helpful then you can share it with a friend throu twitter or facebook links at the top of this page. You can also 'vote up' this article by clicking at the green oval at the bottom of this page if this informations were useful for you. Please don't hesitate to ask questions or doubts on this topic if you need more information.

Application security certification courses in IT

Certifications having to do with application security are also very popular.

ISC2's Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification can help. he Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) is the only certification in the industry that ensures security is considered throughout the entire lifecycle.

It's no secret that security is not being addressed from a holistic perspective throughout the software lifecycle. Some 80% of all security breaches are application related equating to more than 226 million records being disclosed and fines reaching astronomical amounts. Together we are building security into the lifecycle, one CSSLP at a time.

Other popular certifications are GIAC Secure Software Programmer - Java (GSSP-JAVA) and GIAC Secure Software Programmer - .NET (GSSP-NET).

Wireless IT security certification courses IN DEMAND

The Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) is a wireless LAN certification for the Certified Wireless Network Professional program. This security certification will advance your career by ensuring you have the skills to successfully secure wireless networks from hackers. This certification covers a wide range of security areas. These include detecting attacks, wireless analysis, policy, monitoring and solutions. The CWSP certification is awarded to candidates who pass the CWSP exam and who also hold the CWNA certification. The CWNA certification is a prerequisite to taking the CWSP exam. The CWSP certification is valid for three years. The certification may be renewed by retaking the CWSP exam or by advancing on to CWNE which is a lifetime qualification.

Penetration testing security certification courses in IT

The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) provided by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a good start for penetration testers This course will significantly benefit security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure., as is GIAC's Certified Intrusion Analyst certification, according to
The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) was founded in 1999 to validate the real-world skills of IT security professionals. GIAC's purpose is to provide assurance that a certified individual has practical security awareness, knowledge and skills in key areas of computer security, network security and software security. GIAC offers certifications for over 20 job-specific responsibilities that reflect the current practice of information security.

GIAC certification is held in high regard among employers and the infosec community because it measures specific knowledge areas instead of general purpose infosec knowledge. Additionally, once certified, a certificate can strengthen his or her skills set at the higher levels of gold and expert status.

Auditing prowess IT security certification courses

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) has emerged as another hot button security certification of late, according to Foote Partners. The skills and practices that CISA promotes and evaluates are the building blocks of success in the field. Possessing the CISA demonstrates proficiency and is the basis for measurement in the profession. With a growing demand for individuals possessing IS audit, control and security skills, CISA has become a preferred certification program by individuals and organizations around the world. Candidates for a CISA certification must pass a test, adhere to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association's Code of Professional Ethics, provide proof of a minimum of five years of professional IS auditing, control, or security work and follow a program of continuing professional education.

Management calls IT security certification courses

Increasingly, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification has become important, as has Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). CISSP is governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²®, is the global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers.

Windows security certification courses for IT

GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN) also went up in market value during the first three months of this year, according to Foote Partners. No Specific training is required for any GIAC certification. If candidates need help in mastering the objectives for this certification, there are many sources of information available. Practical experience is one option; there are also numerous books on the market covering Computer Information Security. Another option is SANS training, or any relevant courses from other training providers.

Forensics specialists list security certification courses in IT

Forensics has been a growth area as well. Cyber Security Forensic Analyst and the EC-Council / Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certifications have seen market value increases in the past year, though the market value of CHFI did not grow in the first three months of the year.

CheckPoint check list IT security certification courses

It has been also found certain CheckPoint security certifications rose significantly between January and April, in particular CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator and CheckPoint Certified Security Expert. Check Point offers comprehensive technical training and certification for IT security professionals who need to deploy and manage Check Point Security solutions.


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      Faheem Altaf 

      3 years ago

      Nicely researched piece of writing, resources are good here you can find more computer and it courses:

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      7 years ago

      really great hub and with nice info.. keep it up

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      8 years ago

      There's so much to know in the IS arena that being a Certified Information Systems Auditor definitely gives you a leg up in getting the best paying jobs. What would be your recommendation for the next certification to go after once you are a CISA?

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      IT Security Training 

      8 years ago

      mile2 should also be on this list.


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