I am certified as MCSE with designing security as one paper along with SQL server 2000 as optional ones. I am interested in security areas. Which certifications will be good for me? My background of education is in commerce and I am from India and have a year of experience in programming in a CMM level 4 company. If you take a look at my most recent "security certification landscape" articles at http://searchsecurity.com, you'll get...
a good sense of what's available and what's worthwhile. I'd also urge you to look into the new "security specialization" for the MCSE which Microsoft announced just last month, given your current MCSE status. You'd probably be able to qualify for that with at most one or two more MCP exams. Were you to obtain the Security+ as one of those exams, you'd be starting down the trail to general infosec security certification.
After that, I'd recommend you look into the offerings from SANS (www.giac.org) and from ISC-squared (www.isc2.org), especially the intermediate GIAC specializations and the CISSP from ISC-squared.
Thanks for writing and good luck with your future career efforts.
Dig Deeper on Networking Certs and Careers
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel
Disconnected VDI means remote users can access their desktops from anywhere, but there are some downsides.continue reading
VDI requires new hardware and software, so make sure you get some VDI training and certifications under your belt before you deploy virtual desktops.continue reading
Virtualized GPU technology is still new, so it's a good time to get in on the ground floor and learn how it renders graphics for remote users.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.