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Information Security Certifications (Complete Vendor Certs List)

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Vendor certifications add an important layer of credibility for Cyber Security IT Professionals. Formal education and training (often referred to as ‘Professional Education’) will provide you with fundamental knowledge which can be considered as being ‘industry practice’.

A benefit of attaining a vendor certification is that they demonstrate practical ‘hands-on’ knowledge of current security practices and technologies.

Like industry specific IT certifications, vendor-specific certs are also constantly updated.

If you are seeking’ information security industry certifications’ (such as ISC2, EC Council, PCI Standards Council, Cloud Security Alliance etc) please check out this list which is written in exactly the same style as this post.


 

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The Check Point Certified Professional Program is an organization and awarding body that focuses on one of the more popular firewall products on the market, namely, the Check Point Firewall-1. This vendor related cert is security related owing to the (important) functions that firewalls play in overall information security. It is worth pointing out that having a cert from Check Point will specialize you within a niche-area, something worth thinking about when you apply for training.

Training is provided either by Check Point themselves (they run boot-camps and other training delivery modes) or via third party Authorized Training Partners.

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Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Check Point Certified Manged Security Expert (CCMSE)

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Check Point Courses More Information

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The mighty Cisco!. Cisco has a matured and well developed training program with regards to Information Security; understandably so since their hardware and networking solutions are wholly reliant on their integrity and security. There are several levels that an IT Professional can attain.

If you are serious about a career in Cyber Security then we’d certainly recommend that you take a look at Cisco certs – within their security remit. The reason we advise taking a Cisco course is because government organizations like the NSA and (US National Security Agency) and the US Department of Defense (DoD) regard certain Cisco certifications as being very desirable. The CCNA course listed below complies with several important US Cybersecurity standards, including: National Security Systems CNSS 4011 and DoD 8570.01-M Compliance. If you are interested in working in the public sector then go ahead and get Cisco certified!

Each of the certifications (designations) listed below have further specializations that the student can decide upon. This blog post is designed to offer a brief overview so please drill into the individual certifications for further information.

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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE)
Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist

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Cisco Courses More Information

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EMC Courses and Training Programs revolve around their association with RSA Technologies. EMC, as an organization, offer three specific certifications listed below. EMC certifications help individuals by teaching them to administer enterprise-wide security systems.

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RSA Archer Certified Administrator
RSA Security Analytics Certified Administrator
RSA Authentication Manager Certified Administrator

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[iconheading type=”h1″ style=”fa fa-university” color=”#dd3333″]EnCase Security Certifications[/iconheading]

 

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We advise all students that are seeking to start a career in cybersecurity to focus on specializing. Sure, becoming an Ethical Hacker might be very much in vogue at the moment, but we’d still recommend specializing yet further – and digital forensics is a great career to get involved with. We have a blog post dedicated to digital forensics and career advice, and tips to get started in the computer forensics industry. So, with that being said, we’d recommend taking a look at the EnCase certification listed below. The EnCase cert is for people with existing experience since it is very complex, but if you can crack the course then you will be very employable.

The course is particularly hands-on because you are tested with your ability to compile reports and digital forensic audits which are vital when it comes to being a forensics expert. We’ve often heard our colleagues in Cybersecurity mention that skills can often be as low as 20% of the battle and that 80% comes down to presentation and people skills, and this course addresses that, i.e. how to effectively communicate your forensic investigations to ‘laymen’.
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EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE)

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Fortinet offer a range of information security training programs and certifications based upon their products. The Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) is broken down into eight stages.

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Fortinet Network Security Expert Level(s) 1 – 8

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IBM certifications are ‘IBM-Focused’. They currently offer 20 cybersecurity certifications that are all related to their information security solutions. Products (solutions) include: Access Manager, AppScan, Identity Manager, QRadar SIEM, SiteProtector and Tivoli.

Clearly, if you work with IBM equipment then having one of their certifications would be a good idea. Each of their courses is broken down into level of competency, ranging from adviser through to ‘deployment professional’ (see list below).

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IBM Certified Solution Adviser
IBM Certified Associate
IBM Certified Deployment Professional
IBM Certified Advanced Deployment Professional

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McAfee certifications, like the rest in this vendor-specific list, are purely designed to make the student (IT Security Professional) feel competent and confident with using and deploying McAfee products. McAfee’s security certifications are divided into four tracks that each address IT Security related concepts.

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Certified McAfee Security Administrator (CMSA)
Certified McAfee Security Specialist (CMSS)
Certified McAfee Security Professional (CMSP)
Certified McAfee Security Expert (CMSX)

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Microsoft certifications are famous for constantly changing, but, they do retain popularity owing to the fact that the world still continues to use Windows Based Operating Systems and Software Solutions. There is primarily one ‘major’ Microsoft IT Security certification: the MTA which is an abbreviation for the Microsoft Technology Associate.

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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

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Oracle is a typical vendor in that they primarily specialize in developing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products, notably their own type of database management systems. Oracle security certifications therefore, understandably, are aimed at being able to securely manage their own proprietary (and open sourced) technology. The organization offer two security certifications that cover the Oracle Solaris Operating System and the Oracle Database System.

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Oracle Certified Professional
Oracle Certified Expert
Oracle Solaris 10 (11) Security Administrator
Oracle Database 11g Security Certified Implementation Specialist

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Palo Alto Networks offer two security certifications that are based upon its own vendor-related products. Both syllabuses are written to address firming up their range of Firewall solutions. So again, as we often say here at Concise Courses – we’d always recommend that you try to specialize within a niche, and having a specific skills with managing Firewalls, in this instance Palo Alto’s range, would be highly advantageous.

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Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)
Certified Network Security Engineer (CNSE)

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Red Hat security certifications are hands-on. Red Hat, as an organization (awarding body) stipulate that their students must pass a hands-on, practical exam using their technologies. For those that are unfamiliar, Red Hat is an American multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community. There is only one major Red Hat cybersecurity certification. Red Hat’s primary solutions lie within server management and deployment.

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Certificate in Expertise in Sever Hardening

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Sourcefire (which is now part of Cisco) offer four information security certifications. Each of the certifications that Sourcefire offer are directly related to their range of security hardware products.

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Sourcefire Certified Expert (SFCE)
Sourcefire Certified Professional (SFCP) and (SFCP-AMP – which includes knowledge of their Firewall range)
Sourcefire Certified Adminstrator (SFCA)
Snort Certified Professional (SnortCP)

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Symantec security certifications are similar to McAfee in that both vendors offer equivalent hardware and security solutions. Symantec have a range of IT Security certs, each of which fits within an overall designation referred to as SCP ‘Symantec Certified Professional’. Symantec courses are offered by in-house as well as by Authorized Training Partners.

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SCP Cloud Security
SCP Data Protection
SCP Endpoint Management
SCP Storage Management (High Availability for UNIX)

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In Summary

Have you studied a vendor-related Information Security certification? Have we missed any vendors? We will gladly add it if you feel that we have – please let us know in the comments below.

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