It is rare that I talk directly about certification here, but the need for certified professionals continues to grow exponentially in I.T.
While there are many certifications that may be appropriate for you, depending on what you do, there are some that form a foundational element of any I.T. professional’s career path. These include one or more of the following:
- VMware VCP
- Cisco CCNA
- Microsoft MCSE
- ITIL Foundations
- Project Management Institutes PMP
- ISC2 SSCP
While I firmly believe that certifications are important, and should be part of a balanced and comprehensive career plan for an I.T. professional, I also recognize that not all certifications are appropriate for all people, nor are certifications themselves a substitute for the experience, knowledge, and good judgment that a career in I.T. provides those who pursue one seriously.
The advent of cloud based technologies and the transformation that the cloud has brought to the landscape of the I.T. professional over the last few years is hard to overstate. We are living through a revolution, and it is taking place all around us while we watch. The skills required to survive and thrive as an I.T. professional in the brave and befuddling world of the cloud may not always be clear, and the path may not always be easy.
One of the things that you should be doing is preparing yourself by using and interacting with cloud based systems and technologies in order to better understand them. If you are already doing that, then you may qualify for the new Certified Cloud Security Professional certification from ISC2.
There is a campaign going on between now and the end of 2015 for current CISSP’s that may be of interest to you: ( you must already be a CISSP, or become one BEFORE the end of December, 2015 & take and pass the CCSP exam to qualify )
If you are looking to advance in cloud computing security and confirm your knowledge, (ISC)² is offering an exclusive benefit to you as a CISSP:
Pass the CCSP exam by December 31, 2015, and the first year of your CCSP Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs) is free.
More information is available below:
- Rockin’ the CASB – What you need to know about Cloud Access Security Brokers …
- Cloud Tweaks Blog … What Do You Know About Cloud Security?
- Security Awareness @ ISC2 Security Congress 2015
- Secure the Power of the Cloud … (and get certified while doing it)
- Announcing Exchange Server 2016 Preview!
- VMware Scripting Overview – A quick look under the hood
- Checklist: Use AD FS to implement and manage single sign-on with Server 2012/R2
- Checklist: Setting up a Federation Server (ADFS) for use with Office 365 on Windows Server 2008/R2
- The (ISC)² CISSP Domain Refresh … Are you prepared?
- vSphere 6.0 is on the way !!! …. Are you ready???