CompTIA Career Roadmap

Deciding to work in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Getting an IT certification can help you get started and get ahead in your career. The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of certifications a little easier.​

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Information Security

USD: $103,314 | Current Demand: High

Design and implement security measures that thwart attacks on computer systems, networks, and data.

Certifications that can get you there

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CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

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CompTIA IT Fundamentals

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike.

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Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Pass the exam and you'll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology.

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CompTIA Network+

Covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, and security. Candidate job roles include network administrator, network technician, network installer, help desk technician and IT cable installer.

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CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security+ is a globally trusted, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management, as well as cryptography.

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CompTIA Social Media Security Professional

Designates professionals with demonstrated knowledge of the technical composition of social networking platforms and skills to effectively mitigate risks in order to safeguard organizations' critical information from social media hackers.

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Cisco Certified Network Associate Security

Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) validates associate-level knowledge required to secure Cisco networks. You can show the skills needed to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012

This certification shows that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value.

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GIAC Certified Incident Handler

The GCIH certification focuses on detecting, responding, and resolving computer security incidents. It covers the incident handling process, detecting malicious applications and activity, common attack techniques, detecting and analyzing vulnerabilities, and process improvement.

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GIAC Information Security Professional

This certification focuses on the understanding of basic technical information security of system, security, and network administrators as well as managers who want to understand information security beyond simple terminology and concepts.

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GIAC Security Essentials

This certification is for security professionals that want to demonstrate they are qualified for IT systems hands-on roles with respect to security tasks. Candidates are required to demonstrate an understanding of information security beyond simple terminology and concepts.

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Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator

The C|HFI certification will fortify the application knowledge of law enforcement personnel, system administrators, security officers, defense and military personnel, legal professionals, bankers, security professionals, and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure.

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Citrix Certified Integration Architect

The CCIA certification validates the application knowledge of anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure, including system administrators, security and legal professionals, legal, bankers, as well as law enforcement, defense and military personnel.

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CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

CASP certifies critical thinking and judgment in complex security environments. It covers enterprise security, risk management and incident response, research and analysis, integration of computing, communications and business disciplines as well as technical integration of enterprise components.

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Cisco Certified Design Professional

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification is for senior network design engineers, senior analysts, and principal systems engineers, who create advanced addressing and routing, security, data center, and IP multicast multi-layered enterprise architectures.

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Cisco Certified Network Professional Security

The CCNP Security certification is aligned to the job of the Cisco Network Security Engineer. It covers topics such as security in routers, switches, networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting firewalls, VPNs, and IDS/IPS solutions.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking.

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Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional

CSSLP validates your application security competency within the software development lifecycle.

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Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

The Certified Ethical Hacker class will immerse the students into a hands-on environment where they will be shown how to conduct ethical hacking. They will be exposed to an entirely different way of achieving optimal information security posture in their organization; by hacking it! They will scan, test, hack and secure their own systems.

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ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor

CISA certifies IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. Being CISA-certified validates audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates the ability to manage vulnerabilities, ensure compliance and institute controls within the enterprise.

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Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge

Validates knowledge of cloud infrastructure and procedures.

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GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender

This certification assesses advanced, technical skills that are needed to defend the enterprise environment and protect an organization. Topics included are Defensive Network Infrastructure, packet analysis, penetration testing, incident handling, and malware removal.

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GIAC Security Leadership Certification

The GSLC certification prepares you to secure your enterprise with a focus on network fundamentals, using cryptography, and policy development.

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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert - Security

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security (CCIE Security) program recognizes individuals who have the knowledge and skills to implement, maintain and support extensive Cisco Network Security Solutions using the latest industry best practices and technologies.

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Securing Cisco Networks with Threat Detection and Analysis

SCYBER is aimed at testing the knowledge and skills required to proactively detect and mitigate network security threats by leveraging features that exist in Cisco and other industry network security products today.

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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

CISSP confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments.

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Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT

CGEIT recognizes the knowledge and application of enterprise IT governance principles and practices. It validates the ability to bring IT governance into an organization, as well as the ability to grasp the complex subject holistically.

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ISACA Certified Information Security Manager

The uniquely management-focused CISM certification promotes international security practices and recognizes the individual who manages designs, and oversees and assesses an enterprise’s information security.

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Certified Penetration Testing Engineer

Mile2 has three levels of certification, including Consultant, Examiner, and Engineer.

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