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Certifications - HR "Recognition List"?

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MaXe

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Post Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:04 am

Certifications - HR "Recognition List"?

Hello fellow EH'ers,


I was wondering, how well are all the different certifications recognized by companies?

I know there's many different certifications, but lets include primarily penetration testing, security, and the most well known certifications.

I'd like to hear your list of top 10 most recognized certifications, so I can perhaps gain some knowledge of which I should pursue seen from a pure HR / company view and not a personal view of what I want to learn.

1. CISSP
3. CEH
4. Security+
5. GSEC & GPEN
7. OSCP & OSCE
8. eCPPT and / or Shodan (Heorot)
9. ???
10. ???

I might've missed some important ones, so please enlighten me, but also tell me your opinion about the 10 most recognized certifications.
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Post Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:46 am

Re: Certifications - HR "Recognition List"?

MaXe:

I would actually put GSEC/GCIH/GCFA/GCIA as number 5 since they are all ISO certified and then GPEN as number 6. Then again, you might put GSEC and GCIH along with GSLC, GSE, GISF and GCED ahead of GCFA and GCIA based on being in the DoD 8570 regs.
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eCPPT - GSEC - GCIH - GWAPT - GCUX - RHCE - SCSecA - Security+ - Network+
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Post Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:54 am

Re: Certifications - HR "Recognition List"?

Purely from an HR perspective...

1. CISSP
2. CISA/CISM
3. Security+
4. GSEC/GIAC
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5. CEH

The reason I put the line before the CEH is because I don't think it's widely recognized by HR. I really don't think any of the others make the list yet.
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Post Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:06 pm

Re: Certifications - HR "Recognition List"?

Google results for "cert" +security site:monster.com...

CISSP = 2,560
CISM = 2,250
CISA= 9,360
GIAC = 2,780
GSEC = 360
GCIH = 114
GCIA = 171
Security+ = 2,730
CEH = 1,680

I included some of what I think are the most well-known GIAC certs in there to see how they show up.
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Post Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:48 pm

Re: Certifications - HR "Recognition List"?

I thought I'd post some information about a website that is pretty useful for tracking salary and trends related to demand/certification, it's UK based but lists average salary for certifications by region and more: http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/

Here's a link for the CEH, if you scroll down you'll see the demand trend:

http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/ceh.do

and CISSP: http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/cissp.do

As far as HR requirements go for penetration testing, I'd say that the CEH is becoming more popular and recognised in the UK and surprisingly OSCP too. However, most UK based companies almost always request Tiger/CREST/CHECK certifications for pentesting.

CREST info: http://www.crest-approved.org/
CHECK info: http://www.cesg.gov.uk/products_service ... ndex.shtml
Tiger info: http://www.tigerscheme.org/content.php?ID=2
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Post Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:56 pm

Re: Certifications - HR "Recognition List"?

Thanks for the info so far fellow EH'ers, I like the diversity of your replies  :)

It is quite intriguing so many certifications there are, for the sole purposes of proving one's skill  ;)
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