This certification from CompTIA covers network security, compliance and operation security, threats and vulnerabilities as well as application, data and host security. Also included are access control, identity management, and cryptography. This is considered to be an entry level qualification and further certification would be required to really succeed in the cyber security world.
Systems Security Certified Practitioner
The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, known as (ISC)2, offers the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification is aimed at IT professionals with proven technical skills and practical security knowledge in hands-on operational IT roles. See (ISC2) SSCP 2018 Q&A's.
It indicates a practitioner's technical ability to tackle the operational demands and responsibilities of security practitioners, including authentication, security testing, intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and recovery, attacks and countermeasures, cryptography, malicious code countermeasures, and more. This is a higher level qualification which will take considerable time to learn to achieve the pass mark as well as hands-on practical experience.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Another certification from (ISC)2, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is great for professionals with proven deep technical and managerial competence, skills, experience and credibility to design, engineer, implement and manage their overall information security program to protect organisations from sophisticated attacks. See (ISC)2 CISSP 2019 Q&A's. Again a higher level qualification which is well worth the effort to pass and achieve career progression.
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Certified Ethical Hacker
A very popular choice for people who want to go straight to the heart of the matter, certified by the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), available to white hat hackers. Called the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), recipients must demonstrate the capacity to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target computer systems. White hat hackers and pen-testers alike have a crucial role to play in businesses' cyber security defences, and qualified individuals are often employed to probe target systems and test for any gaps that may emerge. See (CEH v10 Q&A's) Relevant years of working in IT security are required or one week intensive training courses are available.
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
Another EC-Council qualification is provided for people who have an interest in Forensics, the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certification validates professionals that have the skills to detect a hack and obtain the evidence needed to report the crime and prosecute the cyber criminal in a court of law.
The certification strives to stay vendor-neutral, and focuses on forensic analysis, proving a viable training pathway for those with a foot in the law enforcement door.