Chapter 4

Education, Training, and Certifications

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding education opportunities in information security

arrow Obtaining training opportunities to advance in the profession

arrow Earning certifications that reflect your skills and knowledge

A successful career in information security requires you to commit to a lifestyle of continuous learning just to keep up with current threats, trends, and techniques.

A wide array of learning opportunities are available for people who want to get into the information security field, as well as continuing education for those already in the field. The choices you make will depend on several factors, including the following:

  • Work experience
  • Prior education
  • Age
  • Level of management or specialization you want to attain

A good educational foundation is essential for entry in the information security profession, and a steady intake of continuing education is essential from then on.

Higher Education

Undergraduate and graduate degrees in management information systems, computer science, and similar subjects have been offered for decades. ...

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