Professional Development

CC-04 - The 411 on CyberSecurity Certifications and Job Roles

Tuesday, September 26
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

With large-scale data breaches constantly in the news, it's no surprise that the No. 1 buzzword for IT certification is “security.” Where should a student or professional start looking for a security certification? Once started, where do you go next? What is the difference between a security professional and an ethical hacker? Do you want a certification focused on forensic analysis or general system auditing topics? Should you be dusting for user credentials or handling cybersecurity incidents? What do all of these roles even mean?

This presentation will help you navigate the path of security certifications from a variety of vendors, including CompTIA, (ISC)2, Cisco and EC-Council. We’ll lead you through a roadmap of the certification landscape, and examine how they apply to industry standards like DoD Directives 8140.01 and 8570.1. By the end, you'll be prepared to talk the talk and help lead other wanderers.

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Robin M. Abernathy

Content Manager for CompTIA, Project Management, and Security Certifications
Kaplan IT Training

Robin Abernathy has worked in the IT certification preparation industry for more than 17 years for Kaplan IT Learning (known for its Transcender brand) and holds multiple certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, and other vendors. She specializes in CompTIA, PMP and (ISC)2 certifications. Robin has co-authored the CISSP Cert Guide and CASP Cert Guide with Troy McMillan and authored the Project+ Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification.


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