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
The tech industry is exploding, and opportunities in tech are growing faster than any other job market. For people who are already in the tech field, now is an excellent time to move up the career ladder ― but for some, that might mean going back to school, and few can stand to devote years to gain an advanced degree, especially if they aren’t looking to jump ship on their current career path.
Fortunately, tech is one of those rare fields where formal education isn’t always necessary. In fact, some of the biggest movers and shakers in tech ― Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, etc. ― never even graduated with a bachelor’s degree. To improve your skills and knowledge without wasting time in a classroom, you can try any of these resume-boosting tricks to excelling in tech.
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