According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for cybersecurity talent continues to outstrip supply. Information security analysts’ employment is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for jobs in cybersecurity is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or accessing unsecure networks.
As you know, certification can increase a student’s confidence, build their resume, and validate their knowledge and skills to prepare them for college or a career path in cybersecurity. Two cybersecurity certifications covering a "Red Team", offensive, and "Blue Team", defensive, approaches. Ethical Hacking Associate (E|HA) and Cyber Forensics Associate (C|FA) will allow students to get started in the exciting, yet critical, world of cybersecurity.
The Ethical Hacking Associate (E|HA) certification demonstrates an individual’s knowledge in information security and network security, including the tools and methodologies of a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner.
The Cyber Forensics Associate(C|FA) certification demonstrates an individual’s knowledge on how to detect hacking attacks and properly extract evidences to report the crime and conduct audits to prevent future attacks. Individuals who learn the principles of digital forensics can become invaluable members of incident handling and incident response teams. The purpose of the Cyber Forensics Associate credential is to validate the candidate’s skills to identify an intruder’s footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute in the court of law.
Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome. Representing your credential as a badge gives you the ability to share your skills online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. EC-Council certifications are some of the most requested skills in online job postings. Your digital badge makes it easy for you to validate abilities with potential employers on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, as well as email and online portfolios.