When you’re new to the world of IT, the alphabet soup of certifications can feel a bit overwhelming. Which ones are the most valuable? Which ones should I earn first? Do I really need to earn them at all?
The answer to that last question is simple: Yes, you need to earn IT certifications. While some companies are willing to hire candidates who don’t have certifications but have demonstrable skills and experience, most won’t even consider applications who don’t have at least entry-level credentials. The question then becomes: Where do I start?
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IT Security in Today’s Environment
If the constant, news about ransomware attacks and security breaches is not enough to highlight the critical importance of cybersecurity roles today, nothing will. The world is full of bad actors intent on doing harm to businesses, governments, and individuals. Only good actors, intent on thwarting these insidious and damaging intruders, can stand in the way. Cybersecurity is both a noble profession and a greenfield of opportunities for individuals seeking to do good, to frustrate those who seek digital upheavals, and to help commerce and government-operated unimpeded by enemy attacks. Add to this the ever-increasing salaries and benefits for skilled IT security professionals and one finds a wholly “secure” career path, pun intended.
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If you have been on the fence about whether or not a security certification would benefit your IT career, the short answer is – yes. Putting in the time and effort to earn an in-demand certification can significantly boost your salary. Also, it may open doors to a wealth of new opportunities.
So, how do you choose which one is right for you? The primary factors in deciding which security certification to pursue should all be tied to specific career goals, the job market you’re wanting to be in, and your personal goals.
According to the most recent salary and job data, there are five certifications worth your time and effort whether you’re just getting started or looking to go further in your career. They are: Continue reading 5 Security Certifications That Will Boost Your IT Career