Permanent link: [Article]-CASP – The Evolution of Technical Security Certifications?
CompTIA has been a stalwart in the IT certification arena for quite a number of years. They have dominated the space with such recognized credentials as A+, Linux+, Security+ and many others. Their certifications have been highly recommended by The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net) as well as countless others as an entry-point into a given area of IT. But can CompTIA help advance the careers of those already in the field of their choice within IT?
Enter CompTIA’s newest line of industry credentials, the Mastery Series of Certifications. The first offering from this new line is the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, CASP (pronounced C-A-S-P like an acronym as opposed to ‘casp’ like a word). At first glance, it would appear as though CompTIA is taking on ISC2 and the venerable CISSP. After a closer look, this isn’t quite the case. Let’s find out more from Carol Balkcom, CompTIA’s Director and Product Manager for the CASP.