Not sure if your career will benefit from earning the CompTIA Security+ certification? Well if you are an IT professional, the answer is likely yes it will.
According to the The 2019/2020 Official Annual Cybersecurity Jobs Report, the massive cybersecurity skills gap across the industry is resulting in the notion that “every IT position is also a cybersecurity position now. Every IT worker, every technology worker, needs to be involved with protecting and defending apps, data, devices, infrastructure, and people.”
The fastest and most effective way to develop these skills and validate expertise in them is through certification, specifically the CompTIA Security+. The CompTIA Security+ certification offers a globally recognized validation of skills in baseline cyber security functions and offers either a springboard into a more advanced cyber-related role or a sought after enhancement to nearly any other role that could expose an organization to a security breach.
8 Jobs That Use The Security+ Certification
According to CompTIA, the certifying body behind the Security+ certification, there 8 roles that most benefit from the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired through the CompTIA Security+ certification.
1. Security Administrator
A Security Administrator typically leads a cyber team and reviews an entire system from a security threat perspective.
Similar job titles to Security Administrator include:
- Security or Information Security Manager
- IT, Network or Systems Security Administrator
- Information Systems Security Officer
2. Systems Administrator
A Systems Administrator manages the daily operations of an organization’s computer systems and networks.
Similar job titles to Systems Administrator include:
- Computer Systems Administrator
- Network Administrator
- Computer Systems Analyst
3. Helpdesk Manager
Helpdesk Managers provide computer support and guidance to either an organization’s internal users or external clients.
Similar job titles to Helpdesk Manager:
- Computer Support Specialist
- Helpdesk Analyst
4. Network Engineer
Network Engineers design, build, manage and improve an organization’s physical and wireless networks.
Similar job titles to Network Engineer:
- Network Architect
- Network Specialist
- Systems Engineer
5. Security Engineer
Security Engineers examine networks and systems for potential security breaches. They also test and screen potential solutions for enhancing a system’s security posture.
Similar job titles to Security Engineer:
- Security Analyst
- Network Security Engineer
6. Software Developer
Software Developers design and develop computer programs and applications.
Similar job titles to Software Developer:
- Web Developer
- Application Developer
- Software Engineer
7. IT Auditors
IT auditors examine an organization’s entire technological infrastructure in relation to business processes as a means to ensure systems operate efficiently, effectively and securely.
Similar job titles to IT Auditor:
- Quality Control Auditor
- Audit Analyst
8. IT Project Manager
IT Project Managers oversee the entire process of planning through delivery on IT specific initiatives.
Similar job titles to IT Project Manager:
- Project Manager
- Project Engineer
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