#1 CompTIA SECURITY+
CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills. As a benchmark for best practices in IT security, this certification covers the essential principles for network security and risk management – making it an important stepping stone of an IT security career.
CRISC is the only certification that prepares and enables IT professionals for the unique challenges of IT and enterprise risk management, and positions them to become strategic partners to the enterprise.
CISM means higher earning potential and career advancement. Recent independent studies consistently rank CISM as one of the highest paying and sought after IT certifications.
Demonstrate your information security management expertise.
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.
The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an information security certification that was developed by the International InformationSystems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)².
One other thing: the CISSP exam is long–gruelingly long, in my opinion. You’re allotted six hours to complete it, and most people take at least three. It took me about five hours.
The OSCE is an ethical hacking certification and stands for the Offensive Security Certified Expert. This certification is designated to students who take and successfully pass the Cracking the Perimeter (CTP) exam. This is a hands-on ethical hacking course designed by and for professional penetration testers.
The OSCE exam consists of a dedicated vulnerable network, which is designed to be compromised within a 48-hour time period. The exam is entirely hands-on and is completed with the examinee submitting an in-depth penetration test report of the OSCE examination network. The coveted OSCE certification is awarded to students who successfully gain administrative access to systems on the target network.