Cybersecurity is a field that rewards hard skills, practical knowledge and the ability to produce results. For this reason, its a field that presents individuals with an opportunity for quick career advancement and attractive earning potential – so long as you have the skills that are in-demand.
While a traditional educational background (like a 4-year degree or Master’s degree) may certainly be helpful, there are many IT security roles where hiring managers look more closely at the certifications a candidate holds than any degrees. Certifications are what tell employers that you know your stuff.
Below are a number of the more popular certifications within the cybersecurity industry.