Top Seven IT Security Certifications

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    Chris Talbot

    | Posted 2011-02-04
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Businesses of all sizes need to concern themselves with the security of their IT assets, and with IT security becoming more critical and more complicated, the right certification under your belt could make the difference in getting the job you want ... or not. According to Joe Iovinelli, CEO of SmartSource, a provider of IT technical staffing solutions, IT security certifications are in very high demand right now, but his clients are often specific about which certifications they want workers to have. Attaining key certifications is one way for IT professionals to stand out from others who are competing for the same jobs. With security, in particular, employers want to know that the person they're hiring has the right skills for the job. Here are the top seven IT security certifications currently in demand, in ascending order.

Cisco Firewall Specialist

Cisco's only certification to make it onto the list is the Cisco Firewall Specialist. Originally retired in November 2008, Cisco is bringing the specialist certification back because of demand for IT professionals with specific security knowledge.

Cisco Firewall Specialist

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