Cybersecurity Analyst Certification

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  1. Kizmet

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    I do not know how valuable these things are anymore. Market moves too fast. It's from CompTIA so it's reputable - unlikely to HURT one's chances for a job; not sure how much can it HELP.
     
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    I'm admittedly out of date on these things, but from what I recall CISSP is the certification that matters in information security and everything else is a distance second.
     
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    I agree with Steve, CISSP is still the mother of Information Security specialty in the Information Technology field. Then maybe of focusing the following areas:

    - Information Security Management: ISACA: Certified Risk Information System Control (CRISC) and Certified Information System Audit (CISA)
    - Penetration Testing or Technical: Any GIAC Certification at advanced and expert levels (GXPN, GREM) GIAC Security Expert (GSE).
    - Network Security: Cisco Certified Internet Expert - Security (CCIE - Security)
    - Digital Forensic and Cloud Security: GREM, Certified Cyber Forensic Professional (CCFP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) by (ISC)2

    I don't see COMPTIA certifications are valuable anymore. I have A+, Network+, Security+, CASP. I only list Security+ and CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) in my resume. And I do not see they adds any value to my resume with CISSP.
     
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    If we are talking about real cyber security, the best reference is DoD D 8140 (old DoDD 8570).

    As it stands, I would wait to get this certification.
     
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    CISSP is generally regarded as the most desirable certification in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity.

    However, the better certification for earning potential might be CISM (also from Isaca). It is less technical, and focuses more on managerial and strategic leadership functions in cybersecurity, but it is also infinitely more rare in the community (hence, the value).

    Depending on industry, there are often other certifications you can tack on that might add breadth and depth. I work in healthcare, and the HCISPP is another one that is fairly important (focuses on HIPAA and other such regulations, and how they tie to security requirements).
     
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    CISSP is generally regarded as the golden standard for Cybersecurity types. However, the more valuable certification is probably CISM (also from Isaca). While CISSP focuses more on technical elements, CISM is more focused on management and strategy. However, it is infinitely more rare to find a CISM than a CISSP holder. Hence the value.

    If you get both, you're probably a extremely employable.

    Another thing to consider is that sometimes different specific industries have their own flavors. Myself, working in Hospital IT, we take special note of the HCISPP. This one focuses predominantly on regulations and governmental compliance (think HIPAA and the JCAHO).

    Just my two cents.
     

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