Security Certification Options
larsen161 last edited by
I have to pick from the following list as part of the requirements for a Google Partner Specialisation requirement. I've done the Network+ (gfl) in the past so vaguely familiar with CompTIA. Curious to know if anyone has taken these and what their thoughts on it was. Any other comments welcome.
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
GSEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials
flaxking last edited by flaxking
Security+ is not too hard and is very straightforward. It's the kind of certification I would recommend to all techs to get them security-minded so they don't do stupid stuff because they can think logically about it from a security perspective.
I believe all the other ones are more specific if you want to actually get into infosec.
larsen161 last edited by larsen161
@flaxking That was the one I was thinking of as the lowest barrier to just be able to tick the box on one of them. CEH had a lot of quality feedback from those that took it here and I was also thinking this would be the more interesting one. The CISSP being the security cert to get if I wanted the one that held the most value going someplace else but also requiring the most effort.
scottalanmiller last edited by
Sec+ is super easy. It's not like a security cert as much as it is a "security aware" cert for people who other skills to show that they can think about security, too.
IRJ last edited by
Ugh CEH is the worse option. I have it and that is scam certification IMO. It is like over $1000 to take a test that is multiple choice and extremely easy.
CISSP - Great, but you have to commit a good amount of time and brainpower to it. I have it and it was pain in the ass, but well worth it.
CISM - Weighed the same as CISSP by DoD DIrective 8570, but an easier test.
Security + - Used to be a basic watered down security cert like Scott said, but recently was made much tougher and is more well respected now
If I wanted the most value and was willing to do the work I would do CISSP.
If I wanted a good amount of value and wanted an easier test, I would do CISM
If I wanted to learn something and build a good base, I would do Security +
JaredBusch last edited by