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CDPSE certification: Requirements, exam, and cost

The Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) certification is new on the scene, but the privacy-focused cert is already in increasing demand.

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Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP): Exam, cost, and requirements

Get answers to your burning questions about this cloud security certification and whether it's the right cert for you.

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Certified ethical hacker: CEH certification cost, training, and value

Learn how CEH certification will impact your job and salary and how to decide if this cert is right for you.

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Real IT leadership: Selling the transformative dream

It's one thing to cook up a great new initiative, but making it happen requires powers of persuasion, solid partnerships, and access to genuine technical insight.

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CompTIA Security+: Prerequisites, objectives, and cost

Learn how CompTIA Security+ certification will impact your job and salary and how to decide if this cert is right for you.

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Top 5 skills a SOC analyst needs

Whether building a new security operations center or revamping an existing one, staffing it with analysts that are equipped with these skills should be priority number one.

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5 ways to grow the cybersecurity workforce in 2021

The cybersecurity workforce shortage and related skills gap stubbornly persists. Risks will continue to grow in 2021, so it’s vital that organization take action to grow their cybersecurity workforce. Here's five ways to attract...

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CISSP certification: Requirements, training, and cost

Certified Information Systems Security Professional, or CISSP, is a certification for advanced IT professionals who want to demonstrate that they can design, implement, and manage a cybersecurity program at the enterprise level

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CISM certification: Requirements, prerequisites, and cost

Certified Information Security Manager, or CISM, is a certification for advanced IT professionals who want to demonstrate that they can develop and manage an infosec program at the enterprise level.

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The new pandemic labor landscape for cybersecurity jobs, skills and certifications

As cyberattacks increase, how can employers fight back? And what should employees do to capitalize on new job and career opportunities?

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14 IT certifications that will survive and thrive in the pandemic

These tech certifications not only have high value now, but employers will continue to value them as the coronavirus continues.

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10 markers of a great cybersecurity program

How strong is your security program? These ten indicators will help you recognize greatness in your own organization and serve as a guide for what to look for in a partner.

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Security School: Enroll today and advance your tech career

Insider Pro and CertsNexus have created a virtual classroom where subscribers can learn and test their cybersecurity readiness.

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Welcome to Insider Pro

For more than 50 years, IDG has earned the trust of its readers with authoritative coverage of the technology industry. Insider Pro is the natural evolution of the insightful coverage our publications have produced for decades.

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IT Salary Survey: Do tech certifications pay off?

In our recent survey, we asked IT professionals if certifications helped them land a job, earn a promotion or get a pay raise, and which certifications they’re planning to pursue. Here’s what we learned.

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Career roadmap: CISO

The chief information security officer (CISO) role has been steadily rising in importance and visibility. CISOs now carry the burden of responsibility for securing some of a company’s most valuable resources.

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IT certifications and training center

Certifications show that you’re committed to your job, have specific skills and are willing to up your game. Check out our online training courses and guides to top certifications -- all part of your Insider Pro subscription.

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Earn your IoT security certification

Insider Pro subscribers have free access to an online course that leads to a Certified IoT Security Practitioner (CIoTSP) certification.

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