Certification Prep

Certification Preparation

If you are an information security professional, having certifications is important. In some environments, specific certifications are required.

If you are under the DOD 8570.1M mandate, this is probably your best chance.  If you have years of experience in policy, management and technology, you may not need this course.  You could just buy a book and prepare.  But, be forewarned: CompTIA exams are very difficult.

The CompTIA Security+ exam is very tricky.  It largely revolves around the published outline, but it frequently goes well beyond that.  In addition, CompTIA has a way of torturing definitions to the point that they are unrecognizable on the exam.  Often, this works to confuse those with the most experience.  There is correct, and then there’s CompTIA correct.

To ensure that students are adequately prepared, quizzes should be used. This site provides access to these certification preparation quiz systems:

  • SY0-501 Security+
  • CISSP from ISC2
  • CEH from ECC
  • CND from ECC