The Certified Cyber Security Professional is made up of 3 Certifications.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world. It is considered one of the IT industry’s top trade associations and has issued over 2 million certifications worldwide, in it’s 20 year history.
Each Certification is comprised of numerous courses. The Certification structure is outlined below.
CompTIA A+ is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.
• Demonstrate baseline security skills for IT support professionals
• Configure device operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS and administer client-based as well as cloud-based (SaaS) software
• Troubleshoot and problem solve core service and support challenges while applying best practices for documentation, change management, and scripting
• Support basic IT infrastructure and networking
• Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
• Implement basic data backup and recovery methods and apply data storage and management best practices
CompTIA Network+ helps develop a career in IT infrastructure covering troubleshooting, configuring, and managing networks.
• Design and implement functional networks
• Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
• Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
• Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
• Implement network security, standards, and protocols
• Troubleshoot network problems
• Support the creation of virtualised networks
CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills one needs to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
• Analyse indicators of compromise and determine the type of malware
• Compare and contrast types of attacks
• Explain threat actor types and attributes
• Explain penetration testing concepts
• Explain vulnerability scanning concepts
• Install and configure network components, both hardware and software-based, to support organisational security
• Use appropriate software tools to assess the security posture of an organisation
• Troubleshoot common security issues
• Deploy mobile devices securely
• Implement secure protocols
• Compare and contrast identity and access management concepts
• Implement identity and access management controls
• Explain the importance of policies, plans and procedures related to organisational security
• Explain risk management processes and concepts
• Follow incident response procedures
• Summarise basic concepts of forensics
• Explain disaster recovery and continuity of operation concepts
• Compare and contrast basic concepts of cryptography
Sharpen your soft skills
Candidates entering the cyber security industry with the right soft skills are in high demand. To succeed in your first role ensure you have the right soft skills.
1. Effective influencing skills
2. Working within agile projects
3. Developing your critical thinking skills
4. Problem solving and root cause analysis
5. Effectively manage risk
6. Building professional relationships
7. Collaborating across team for creativity
8. Communicating with intent