Best Information Security Certifications for 2014

Best Information Security Certifications for 2014
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Serious minded information security professionals should consider adding one or more of these top 5 information security certifications to their to-do lists if they want to set themselves apart and pitch themselves as leaders, movers, or shakers in the field of information security.

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Ed Tittel is a 30-year-plus IT veteran who's worked as a programmer, technical manager, instructor, network consultant and technical evangelist for companies including Burroughs, Schlumberger, Novell, IBM/Tivoli and NetQoS. He has written for numerous publications and is the author of over 140 books with a special emphasis on information security, Web markup languages and development tools, and Windows operating systems.

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Best IT Certifications for 2014

When it comes to information security (aka InfoSec), you need only read the headlines to observe that those with malintent constantly find new and scary ways to access -- and misuse -- privileged information for unscrupulous or questionable purposes. As a result, IT professionals skilled in information security remain in very high demand.

When evaluating prospective candidates, employers frequently look to certification as a measure of excellence and commitment to quality. In this article, we take a look at five information security certifications I consider to be leaders in the field of information security.

If you're serious about advancing your career in the IT field and are interested in specializing in information security, then certification is your best bet. It's an effective way to validate your skills and show your current or prospective employer that you're qualified and properly trained.

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