Cybersecurity Expertise in Tech Consulting
In the high-stakes field of technology consulting, the global demand in companies for robust cybersecurity measures has skyrocketed. This urgent need has positioned cybersecurity as one of the most sought-after qualifications within technology. In this blog, we’ll explore the top 3 most in-demand cybersecurity certifications.
CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
The International Information System Security Certification Consortium offers the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification which benefits those who seek cybersecurity knowledge for managerial positions. To qualify for the CISSP certification, you need five years of professional experience in two or more of eight domains, including security and risk management, asset security, and security operations. To receive certification, you must take and pass the CISSP exam by 70%. This certification is valid for three years, and you can renew it by submitting 40 hours of continuing education credits or by re-taking the exam.
Duration: Typically, CISSP certification takes between 3-8 months post-experience to prepare and attain the qualification after gaining five years of working experience. Individual durations may vary though.
Average Cost: £580.00
CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker
Ethical hacking, also known as white hat hacking, penetration testing, or red team, involves lawfully hacking organisations in order to uncover vulnerabilities before malicious attackers do so. The EC-Council offers the CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certification which you can earn in order to demonstrate your skills in penetration testing, attack detection, vectors, and prevention. In order to sit the CEH exam, you should have two years of work experience in information security or have completed an official EC-Council training.
Duration: 5 Weeks of technical training
Average Cost: £3,750.00
CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
With a CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) qualification, you can validate your expertise in the management side of information security; including topics such as governance, programme development, and programme, incident, and risk management.
To sit the CISM exam, you will need at least five years of experience in information security management or satisfy up to two years of this requirement with general information security experience. You can also waive one or two years with another certification in good standing, or a graduate degree in an information security-related field.
Duration: 3-5 years
Average cost: £195.00- £400.00
The cybersecurity landscape is dynamic, and so is the pathway to becoming a leading professional in this field. Certifications like CISSP, CEH, and CISM offer structured learning and a standardised measure of one’s capabilities. They’re not just qualifications; they’re your armour and arsenal in the battleground of tech consulting. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to cement your position as a cybersecurity leader, these certifications can provide the credibility and knowledge that you need to succeed.
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