5 Reasons Why You Should Get IT Certified

You can begin building a career that promises better pay and benefits than you may have now with a certification in Information Technology Systems. It’s a fantastic way to get into an IT career and grow. Here’s why.

  • Certifications are the Key to Your IT Career: Being CompTIA, CISSP, or CISCO certified means that you understand the cutting-edge fundamentals of computer hardware and software.
  • IT Allows You to Go Anywhere: Information technology security is needed world-wide, and allows you to go virtually anywhere! 
  • IT Security is a Great Work-From-Home Career:: Many jobs in IT today do not require employees to work at an office or another specific location anymore.
  • Certification Can Open the Door to Better Pay: Jobs in IT are among the best paying in our time, and there are plenty available, with new ones being created every day.
  • IT Security Leads the Way to a Better Work–Life Balance: Moving from a stressful, physically demanding or unsatisfying career into IT could give your life new meaning.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get IT Certified

You can begin building a career that promises better pay and benefits than you may have now with a certification in Information Technology Systems. It’s a fantastic way to get into an IT career and grow. Here’s why.

  • Certifications are the Key to Your IT Career: Being CompTIA, CISSP, or CISCO certified means that you understand the cutting-edge fundamentals of computer hardware and software.
  • IT Allows You to Go Anywhere: Information technology security is needed world-wide, and allows you to go virtually anywhere! 
  • IT Security is a Great Work-From-Home Career:: Many jobs in IT today do not require employees to work at an office or another specific location anymore.
  • Certification Can Open the Door to Better Pay: Jobs in IT are among the best paying in our time, and there are plenty available, with new ones being created every day.
  • IT Security Leads the Way to a Better Work–Life Balance: Moving from a stressful, physically demanding or unsatisfying career into IT could give your life new meaning.

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Financial Assistance

Our Online Career Training Programs are competitively priced and offer you an exceptional value as you train for your new career.

Explore Financial Aid

Military Spouse?

We know balancing a family is challenging and we want to help you focus on your career too. Webster University is committed to empowering the spouses of those serving our country.

Check out MyCAA and whether you qualify for up to $4000 in tution assistance!

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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Prepare for CISSP Certification Online

Securing information storage and processing systems against intrusion, theft, and damage is among the most important challenges facing organizations today. From user and customer data to trade secrets and even digital funds, security professionals are among the most sought-after and valuable employees in any enterprise. This 100% online course will teach you the foundations of information system security and prepare you to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


6 months / 150 Course Hours

Includes Certificate of Completion from Webster University

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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Self-Paced - Instructor Led

Study on your own schedule

Job Outlook for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals

Growth in demand for information security specialists is burgeoning. Cyber Defense Magazine estimates that around 1.8 million new cybersecurity professionals will be needed in just the next few years.

Long term, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers cybersecurity one of its fastest-growing career areas. It expects job growth of 32% between now and 2028, a rate over five times the average for all jobs.

As more and more organizations and individuals entrust highly confidential and valuable data to online systems, pay rates for highly qualified information security professionals continues to rise. According to the BLS, information security specialists earned $99,730 on average in 2019.

Certified Information Systems Security FAQs

What Is The Value Of Certification For An Information Security Career?

Information security professionals operate in the realm of extreme confidentiality and trust. Earning a certification such as the CISSP signals to employers of this caliber that a prospect is dedicated to their craft and committed to operating at the highest levels.

Is The CISSP Credential Valuable?

The CISSP is considered the world's leading information security credential. It is held by Information Security Officers and Directors of Security from many of the world's most recognizable institutions and organizations. It is among the few security certifications to meet the US Department of Defense’s cybersecurity training requirements.

Course Objectives

  • Be prepared to earn the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam
  • Learn how to handle security and risk management
  • Understand asset security
  • Know how to implement security engineering
  • Realize best practices for communications and network security
  • Master identity and access management
CISSP

Prerequisites

To succeed in this course, you must have a strong background in systems security or hold a Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification. To earn your CISSP certification, you must have a minimum of five-years work experience in two of the eight domains of CISSP.

Curriculum

SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Security governance and policies; professional ethic and confidentiality

ASSET SECURITY
Information classification, ownership; data security controls, privacy, and retention

SECURITY ENGINEERING
Security models and designs engineering processes, vulnerabilities and cryptography

COMMUNICATION AND NETWORK SECURITY
Network architecture design and components; communication channels

IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT
Physical and logical assets control; identification, authentication and third-party identity services

SECURITY ASSESSMENT AND TESTING
Assessment and test strategies; security control testing, process data, and architectures

SECURITY OPERATIONS
Foundational security operations concepts; logging, monitoring, and investigating activities

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SECURITY
Security in the software development lifecycle; software security effectiveness and impact

Instructor

David Grimes
David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education

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