Jobs in information technology security are among the highest paid and most sought in any industry. As the dynamic field adapts to new challenges, the certification process for professionals in the IT/IS space has also evolved.
Last month, CompTIA announced that it has updated its CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification examination, a move that places new emphasis on protecting from cyberattacks. Experts in the field have lamented the lack of qualified candidates who possess the experience and credentials to step into key IT roles.
"To help combat the growing threat of malware, individual hackers and organized hacking groups, we've updated the CASP exam to address the latest threats and to better explore the troubleshooting processes security professionals rely on to keep data, devices and networks secure," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA.
CompTIA describes its certification process as intended for more experienced professionals, many with five to 10 years of experience working in the field. Rather than assessing objective knowledge, the exam tests practical applications through hands-on scenarios.
With greater emphasis on training, companies can ensure that their tech teams are prepared to handle worst-case scenarios of tech security. Because the methods and practices of hackers are continuously evolving, professionals are responsible to update their skills to meet those demands. The CASP exam is just one example of the industry's efforts to get ahead of future threats by evaluating the skills and modes of thinking that help professionals protect against cyberattacks.
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