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Beyond the Top 5: More InfoSec Certs

Best Information Security Certifications For 2017

In addition to these must-have InfoSec credentials, there are many certifications available to fit the career needs of any IT professional interested in information security.

For those who find incident response and investigation intriguing, check out the Logical Operations CyberSec First Responder (CFR) certification. This ANSI-accredited credential recognizes security professionals who can design secure IT environments, perform threat analysis, and respond appropriately and effectively to cyberattacks. Logical Operations offers a few other certifications as well, including the Master Mobile Application Developer (MMAD) and the Certified Virtualization Professional (CVP).

Two new certifications to explore or keep your eye on are the Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops and the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+). The associate-level Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops certification aims at people who work as analysts in security operations centers (SOCs) in large companies and organizations. Candidates who qualify through the Cisco Global Scholarship Program may receive free training, mentoring and testing to help them achieve the CCNA Cyber Ops certification. The CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+), scheduled to launch in February 2017, is a vendor-neutral certification designed for professionals with three to four years of security and behavioral analytics experience.