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Cybersecurity Profession Continuing Education Resource [ISC2, EC-Council, CompTIA]

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In this blog post we outline the ways that you can achieve Continuing Education Credits (CEU/ CPD) for your cyber security certification. We currently have three membership bodies, EC Council, ISC2 and CompTIA since these are the major three ones that our community have associations. You will see that in each instance they are all relatively similar. Some memberships are slightly more generous than others but in any event, you will need to secure credits to continue with your designation and certification. If you have any questions regarding your CEU/ CPD credits please open a ticket with us.

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EC Council Continuing Education (CE) Quick-Fire Questions

Most of you will likely have Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) or EC-Council’s Certified Security Analyst, and, like all the other cyber certs and membership bodies listed in this blog post you’ll have to renew your certifications. We hope we can answer a lot of your questions in this post:

Do EC Council Certifications expire if I don’t renew (i.e. fulfil CE)?
Yes, and they have done since 2009.

How often do I have to renew my EC Council certification?
Every three years.

How many credits/ hours do I need for CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)?
120, every three years with a minimum of 20 a year.

Are their associated fees?
Yes

How much are the associated Continuing Education fees?
$100 (every three years).

How can I renew my EC Council certs?
You can renew your certification in one of the following ways: discover security vulnerabilities, contribute to the community through teaching, attending conferences, pass/ complete continuing education activities. Examples of ways to achieve your ec council continuing education credits include, attend chapter meeting like bsides, author articles, white papers, authoring book, publish materials, complete a ec-council survey, cyber presentation, subscription to digital/traditional is magazines and work experience.

In our opinion taking courses are the easiest and most effective ways of generating enough CEU/ CE Credits.



ISC2 Continuing Education (CE) Quick-Fire Questions

Many of you that have skipped to this section likely have the CISSP cybersecurity designation; and we cover CISSP Continuing Education credits below. The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) is one of the biggest IT security membership organization in the world – if not the biggest. Some ISC2 CE credits (which they refer to as ‘CPE’ Continuing Professional Education) are classified into two categories: type ‘A’ which related to cybersecurity and revolves around the ten CISSP domains, and type ‘B’ which are just general learning, for example, learning a new skill (unrelated to cyber).

Do ISC2 expire if I don’t renew (i.e. fulfil CE)?
Yes.

How often do I have to renew my ISC2 certification?
Every three years.

How many credits/ hours do I need for CISSP?
120, every three years, with a minimum of 40 per year.

Are their associated fees?
Just membership fees of $40 per year.

How much are the associated Continuing Education fees?
None.

How can I renew my ISC2 certs?
You can renew your certification in one of the following ways: discover security vulnerabilities, contribute to the community through teaching, attending conferences, pass/ complete continuing education activities. Examples of ways to achieve your ec council continuing education credits include, attend chapter meeting like bsides, author articles, white papers, authoring book, publish materials, complete a ec-council survey, cyber presentation, subscription to digital/traditional is magazines and work experience.

In our opinion taking courses are the easiest and most effective ways of generating enough CEU/ CE Credits.


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CompTIA Continuing Education (CE) Quick-Fire Questions

Most of you will likely have A+, Network+ or Security+. Since we specialize in cybersecurity we will focus on Security+. The current version of Security+ is SY0-401, which was released in 2014. According to CompTIA, there are over 50,000 professionals around the world with this cert. For those that don’t know exam topics include network security, compliance and operation security, common threats/ vulnerabilities, data and host security, user access control, identity management, and cryptography.

Do CompTIA Certifications expire if I don’t renew (i.e. fulfil CE)?
Yes.

How often do I have to renew my CompTIA certification?
Yes, if achieved after January 1, 2011.

How often do I have to renew my CompTIA certification?
Every three years.

How many credits/ hours do I need for Security+?
50, every three years.

How much are the associated Continuing Education fees?
$150 (every three years).

How can I renew my CompTIA certification?
You can renew your certification in one of the following ways: pass the most current version of the exam, i.e. ‘re-take’ the certification pass a similar qualifying higher-level CompTIA certification, or other higher-level cyber cert, pass/ complete continuing education activities or pass and complete enough CEU/ CPD credits

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