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. 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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What Skills are Learned in the CompTIA Security+ Course
Because the Security+ test is so comprehensive, many seek out preparation courses in advance. In any comprehensive Security+ Certification Prep Course, you will learn to:
- Think broadly and widely to implement sound security protocols to address and reduce security risks
- Quickly react to security issues as they arise, knowing what tools, technologies and skills are required to effectively thwart bad actors or actions
- Triage past security breaches to identify potential remedies and to implement enhanced protections
- Design, implement and manage a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind
The above learnings, broken down more fully into a full course syllabus, typically run as follows:
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