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The 10 Most Valuable Cybersecurity Certifications To Get In 2019

Certifications focused on security strategy and risk management continue to top the pay scale, but network security and hacking investigation certifications are becoming more profitable.

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10. CompTIA Security+

According to Global Knowledge, holders of the CompTIA Security+ Certificate brought in an average salary of $84,011, down from $87,666 last year.

This certification confirms a user can not only apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, but can also anticipate security risks and guard against them. The foundation-level, vendor-neutral certification is an ideal first step for aspiring cybersecurity experts, according to CompTIA.

The certification requires that users demonstrate competency in: network security; compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography. Candidates are required to have at least two years of experience as an IT administrator with a focus on security and have day-to-day security experience.

More than 900 North American respondents told Global Knowledge that they hold the Security+ certificate.

 
 
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