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Fundamentals of Information Systems Security by Michael G. Solomon, David Kim

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Chapter 14. Information Security Professional Certifications

INFORMATION SECURITY is continually becoming more complex. As more software and hardware products emerge, it becomes more difficult to stay current. In addition, it becomes difficult for employers to identify qualified people they need to keep systems secure.

Today, one of the most common methods for identifying what skills a security professional possesses is certification. A certification proves that the holder has obtained some training. It also may prove that the holder has a certain level of experience and has passed an examination. Each certification attests to a different skill set and has different requirements.

More than 100 certifications relate to information security. These ...

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