Are these Certifications relevant in Information Security?

The answer is yes. Certifications alone should not be used to judge an information security specialist. However, they do provide validation of the knowledge relevant to carry out the necessary tasks. The following certifications endorse my competencies in the field of information systems security.



Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

CISSPThis certification is an independent information security certification governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, commonly known as (ISC)². The (ISC)² reports 67,744 members hold the CISSP certification in 134 countries. The CISSP was the first information security credential accredited by ANSI ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2003 accreditation, and, as such, has led industry acceptance of this global standard and its requirements. It is formally approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in both their Information Assurance Technical (IAT) and Managerial (IAM) categories. The CISSP has been adopted as a baseline for the U.S. National Security Agency's ISSEP program.


Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)

CPHIMSThe CPHIMS certification is designed to distinguish healthcare information and management systems professionals by validating the candidates skill, knowledge and abilities within a healthcare environment. These skills aim to make a difference within organizational structures as well at the community as a whole.


EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

CEHThe C|EH Program certifies individuals in the information security discipline of ethical hacking from a vendor neutral perspective. The Certified Ethical Hacker certification will fortify the application knowledge of security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators and anyone who is concerned about the integrity of the network infrastructure. A Certified Ethical Hacker is a highly skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker in order to identify true vulnerabilities and defend enterprise networks.


Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP)

MCITPThis certification confirms that the bearer of this certificate is equipped with the necessary set of skills to execute the requisite jobs demanded of an IT Administrator in a Microsoft Windows environment. MCITP Certifications are based on technical proficiency, which are based on Microsoft Certificate Technology Specialist Certifications or (MCTS Certificates). MCITP professionals are tested for designing, building, optimizing, building and operating technologies necessary for successfully implementing a particular project. A MCITP Credential confirms and proves knowledge and experience in using Microsoft solutions and products. The MCITP Credential is continuously evolved to keep pace with the latest advancement in technology ensuring the holder is able to handle the latest in the IT Industry.


Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL v3) Foundation Certified

ITILThe Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification helps validate your ability to manage and troubleshoot network environments based on the Windows Server 2003 operating system. It reflects a unique set of skills required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, and technical support specialist. The security specialization demonstrates additional skill in implementing, managing, and troubleshooting security policies, patch management infrastructure, and network communications.


Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator - Security (MCSA: Security)

MCSAThe Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification helps validate your ability to manage and troubleshoot network environments based on the Windows Server 2003 operating system. It reflects a unique set of skills required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, and technical support specialist. The security specialization demonstrates additional skill in implementing, managing, and troubleshooting security policies, patch management infrastructure, and network communications.


CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional

Comptia Security CertificationThe CompTIA Security+ certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of security, one of the fastest-growing fields in IT. Security threats are increasing in number and severity, and the gap between the need for security professionals and qualified IT personnel is the largest of any IT specialty, according to a 2008 CompTIA study. Even in a troubled economy, most businesses plan to maintain or increase their investment in security. CompTIA Security+ is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control and organizational security.


CompTIA Network+ Certified Professional

Comptia Network CertificationThe CompTIA Network+ certification is the sign of a competent networking professional. It is an international, vendor-neutral certification that proves a technician's competency in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring basic network infrastructure.