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Are Cyber Security Certifications Worth Your Time & Money in 2019?

While talking to some cybersecurity professionals, I came across this debate over the worth of Cyber Security Certifications. Although cybersecurity industry is still in a nascent stage, yet it has made an impressive mark on the business all over the world. Anyone who belongs to the world of cybersecurity or understands it well cannot deny the immense career growth in the future in this field. So, whether you are just planning to enter in the world of cybersecurity or you are already a part of it, you would agree with me when I say that right knowledge and skill set in this filed is definitely going to do wonders for the professionals.

Now the debate which is gradually catching up in the domain of cybersecurity is what is important: experience and knowledge in this field or getting a particular certification in Cyber Security? Before discussing it further, I would like to remind everyone that these certifications have been accepted globally as a means of showing the level of knowledge of cybersecurity professional. Which means, if your career will grow fast with your experience and knowledge, it will grow faster along with the certification as proof of your worth.

There is various certification which covers a wide range of disciplines and emerging security trends. There are many cybersecurity training available in the market to help you get through the exam. If you are planning to learn cyber security, here is a very important task for you. The first step to get certification is to understand the importance of that particular certification and do you really need it. The only reason why we have started doubting over the worth of certification is that we join the courses/training which makes tall claims but fail to deliver the quality. Sometimes we also try to get the certification simply because it is being talked about. But just because certification is popular doesn’t mean it will be helpful or needed in your field of work. We must be sensible enough to choose the right certification for ourselves. For example, if a new certification has been launched, it will be talked about in the media and the industry. Not all certifications serve the same purpose and that is why there are options to choose for particular cybersecurity expertise. So how do you decide, which certification suits your requirement?

Depending upon your job profile, your education, and experience, you will need different certification. The Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification is the best to begin your career with. It is proof of cybersecurity professional’s baseline knowledge of security threats, risks, and countermeasures. Professionals with some experience can decide to choose certifications like CCSP, CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001. ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard that defines the requirements of Information security management system (ISMS). ISO 27001 certification has many benefits and any organization or an individual willing to prove their compliance about the knowledge of information security must get this ISO certification. The certification training program of CompTIA’s CASP has been designed to fulfill the demands of the organizations for professionals with a higher level of IT security skills. Security experts treat CASP as an intermediate step between CompTIA’s Security+ and (ISC)²’s CISSP certification. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is one of the most sought after certification around the globe. Professionals with a minimum of five years of professional experience in the information security and a skillset of minimum two of the 8 domains in the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) can get through this certification.

For more information on Cyber Security certification or Cyber Security Courses, visit the official website of Infosec Train. Infosectrain is one of the places to experience world-class cybersecurity training. Here you will get the latest technology-oriented training along with the freedom to choose your schedule. To make it convenient for its clients, Infosectrain offers multiple options like classroom training, online training and also onsite training.

Sweta Choudhary
Writer And Editor
Sweta Choudhary is a writer and editor for last 10 years. After completing her journalism from Delhi, she started her career with ‘The Pioneer’ Newspaper in 2003. She has also worked with other esteemed organisations like hindustantimes.com and Algerian Embassy. She has written various articles on wide range of topics like mainstream news, lifestyle, fashion, travel blogs, book reviews, Management courses, Information Technology, Workplace Organisation Methodologies (5S) and many more. Her work can be read on the websites of multiple organisation, magazines and Quora.
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