Fortunately, there are a number of network security courses out there that meet the current needs for security expertize. This post will discuss about the top five network security courses that are both highly sought-after and popular among the IT professionals.The following graph shows the current demand and forecast for all the five network security courses discussed in this post.
As online degrees is getting recognised and accepted by the employers, many students prefer to take online courses. If you are from IT background and considering to take an online master degree in IT security, this post may help you determine whether taking online master degree help you achieve your goal. If you put yourself in an employer’s shoes and think about recruiting an information security profession. Whom would you give more preference: a candidate with a normal IT degree or a candidate with a master degree in information security.
Unlike most other vendor certification exams., CISA (certified information system auditor) is a paper-based test. Though, ISACA never publish any data about the passing rate of this exam., it is pretty easy-to-guess from available data in the Internet that you need to prepare systematically and carefully to pass this highly respected IT auditing exam. [Read more…]
Computer security is getting more importance day by day due to exponential dependence of information technology. Our institutional education does not deal with how effectively we need to handle information security risk in real world scenario-that is why there are many information security certification course. Among all the most prestigious and recognized courses are CISSP and CISA.
To become a CISSP you need to have 4-year experience in the field of information security or in similar types of field. (CISSP)Certified Information system security professional offer specialization and sound understanding of with ten domains of information security-
- Access control for information system.
- Telecom network security.
- Information security management.
- Information security models and architecture.
- Operational security.
- Business continuity plan and disaster recovery plan.
- Security laws, investigations and ethics.
- Physical security.
CISSP basically emphasis on the concepts and vulnerabilities aspects of security, whereas CISA (certified information systems auditor) exam. stresses on the auditing aspects of the information security. CISA is simply the best security auditing certification of the world in recent times and it focus on IS auditing and audit processes, IT governance, networking technology, Protection of information assets, life cycle management, DRP(disaster recovery process), and risk assessment. The average salary of a CISSP in USA is 70,000 USD. On the other hand, CISSP is all about what to look for vulnerabilities and how to to find it in a information system. In a much broader sense, CISA is about audit processes and CISSP is all about audit procedures.
CCNA (Cisco certified network associates) routing and switching is the most popular and sought after certification course in the networking industry. It is indeed the best course for anyone looking for entry into the networking area. If one can properly grasp the complete syllabus of CCNA then they should be able to maintain, configure and troubleshooting any small scale to mid-sized network efficiently. CCNA primarily cover the topic of IP, OSI & TCP/IP models, routing protocols (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF), ACL, NAT, Wireless LAN, VLAN, Ethernet, and WAN. Apart from CCNA routing and switching there are three more flavors:
- CCNA security
- CCNA wireless
- CCNA voice
The average salary of CCNA in USA is $45, 000. There is no perquisite for CCNA routing and switching exam; you may consider taking training for CCNA in any training center. Upon completion of the course you need to register for an exam date. The current CCNA registration will cost 250 USD. You must register for the exam at least four-week prior to your final examination data to reserve your seat for the exam.