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Ten Certifications That Actually Mean Something

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    This certification is offered by ISACA (formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and is only given three times a year (new for 2013 - before it was just twice a year). The CISM is aimed at higher-level IT security positions - those who are involved in the design, management, and building of enterprise information security programs. This certification requires that you have a number of years of documentable experience along with education requirements.

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Ten Certifications That Actually Mean Something

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    This certification is offered by ISACA (formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and is only given three times a year (new for 2013 - before it was just twice a year). The CISM is aimed at higher-level IT security positions - those who are involved in the design, management, and building of enterprise information security programs. This certification requires that you have a number of years of documentable experience along with education requirements.

What gives meaning to a certification? Is it the certification vendor? Is it the subject? Or is it the perceived difficulty, mystique or aura? Or might it be something totally different? There are some certifications and/or vendors that are perceived to be more valuable - think of Cisco's CCIE, which has been perceived as meaning something (value) since its inception. Then there are other certifications that don't have this same perceived value - certifications that are seen as too easy or ones that might be seen as entry-level certifications. Global Knowledge instructor Randy Muller, MCT, MCTS, MCSE, CEH, has identified a list of certifications that do have perceived value and worth.