Sep 24, 2011

What's the best security certification to have on a resume?


There are an awful lot of security certifications, that's for sure:

CSSLP - Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional

GSSP-Java - GIAC Secure Software Programmer for Java

GSSP-Net - GIAC Secure Software Programmer for  .NET

CISA - Certified Information Systems auditor

CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional

CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker

CISP - Certified Wireless Security Professional

GCWN - GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator

CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator

CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst & CHFI EC-Council Certified Hacking Forensice Investigator


The top two security certifications to earn are the CompTIA Security + certification or maybe the Cisco CCSP certification. The CompTIA one is perhaps the easiest one to get, since you don't need to be familiar with the particulars of specific pieces of Cisco gear.


Doesn't the CCSP also require that you earn your CCNA? So it's kind of like a two-fer.

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