Network+, Security+ is earned through CompTIA and is arguably the most important cybersecurity certification, as it provides a foundational understanding of cryptography, risk management, and vulnerabilities.
Security+ is earned through CompTIA and is arguably the most important cybersecurity certification, as it provides a foundational understanding of cryptography, risk management, and vulnerabilities.
This certification proves my understanding of the proper way to install and configure systems as well as secure devices, application, and networks. In addition,I will be able to conduct threat analysis on the systems and employ mitigation techniques.
The goal of the Network+ certification is to measure participants’ foundational knowledge of how systems and networks communicate and interact. In order to receive this certificate, you must understand the following:
A network administrator maintains the company network, troubleshooting issues as well as fixing connectivity problems. The network administrator installs new networking systems with the aim of improving speed and security. They are also responsible for maintaining the security of the entire network.
Spearheading the effort to protect our devices and networks are cybersecurity experts, each with specialized training that makes them formidable against any hacker.
Also known as Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA) for government employees, this is obtained through the EC-Council and requires participants to have two years of experience in the information technology industry before taking the exam. Having my Security+ is a huge plus here as the goal of this certificate is to get me thinking like a hacker so I can thwart attacks against my employer.
The advanced threat analyst will monitor computer networks with the goal of preventing unauthorized access to files and systems. They also provide reports to senior leadership involving technical defense capabilities of the company.
The information security assessor reviews and makes recommendations about the security posture of a company. They do this by interviewing IT employees, reviewing the security of the network, and testing for vulnerabilities. The assessor also reviews the security policies and procedures of the company.
The penetration tester is hired to legally hack the company’s computer networks. Testers may also use social engineering tactics and attempt to verbally gain information by pretending to be someone of trust. If vulnerabilities are found, the penetration tester will make recommendations to heighten security.
One of the best ways to show expertise in network security is to earn a few certifications.