Best Cyber Certifications for 2017

The recent outbreak of the Wanna cry Ransomware has shaken the business to the core. The loopholes in the cyber security systems of the companies are out as the ransomware hit 150 countries affecting millions of computers belonging to individuals & businesses. For quite some time, companies have raised concern over the shortfall of cyber security personnel in the market. They are continuously under worried about a safe cyberspace where personal & confidential data regarding a business can be safely stored. 
 It clearly states the high demand of cyber security personnel in the market. For anyone who is looking forward to stepping into the IT Field, this offers a lucrative opportunity. Even if you are a pre-existing member of the IT fraternity, you have chances of growth and betterment. To nurture this thought and for acquiring the best knowledge of the field to secure a high paying job.
Here are seven best cyber certifications for 2017 to jump-start your career:

CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional  

It is one of the most reputed courses offered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2. The course is an approval of the reputed organization that you have acquired all the essential information and skills to handle the critical data and network security system of companies.

It is s professional level test paper that one can appear after gaining three to five years of experience. The paper comprises of total 250 questions and is 6 hours long. The test checks your knowledge of cyber security domains, including security management practices, access control, cryptography, security models and architecture, telecommunications, and networking.

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CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor   

It is a course offered by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). As the name suggest, the course is targeted on info systems control and monitoring skills. It comprises of a 200-800 point test and only those who score 450 and above. The participant having have a minimum five years of experience are approved under the certification​  
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CISM - Certified Information Security Manager   

CISM is also offered by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). The course revolves around information security management. It is 200 point paper that judges the skills of a person to develop preventive information security programs and counter back any threats or other incidents.  

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SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner  

 Offered by (ISC)2, it is an approved course before proceeding to CISSP. It provides the required entry-level skills for cyber security, security operations, and administration. It includes cryptography, access controls, malicious code and activity, monitoring and analysis, networks and communications, and more.  
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GPEN - GIAC Certified Penetration Tester  

A GPEN  cyber security expert can modify computer systems to render it immune against such potentially large risks. A GPEN specialist, who is a White Hat Hacker, will ensure that a company does not face any data theft or multiple decryptions by hackers outside the companies. 
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 ​By the end of 2017, there would be an outbreak of vacancies in the cyber security sector, the earlier you get certified, the brighter are your chances to secure a well-paid job in the area. These are some of the certifications that can make you a pro to make the cyberspace secure.  
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 CompTIA Security+​​

 The CompTIA Security+ offered by the Computing Technology Industry Association. The course provides a combined excellence in risk management, essentials of network security, security systems, cryptography, organizational systems, and identity management.

There are no pre-requisite for the exam; however, CompTIA recommends a minimum two years of experience. 
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CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker  

The official CEH certification is provided by International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), a reputed organization offering many high-end IT security certifications. Although hacking is unethical, these certified hackers perform ethical hacking to check the vulnerabilities in a company's system. The exam comprises 125 questions and minimum two years of experience as eligibility criteria.
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