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Hot IT certifications for 2014

1) Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Premium pay for this ISACA certification has risen 9.1 percent in the last three- and six-month
periods. In general, IT certifications from ISACA tend to center on IT governance. Originally
offered in 2010, this certification focuses specifically on risk management. "The CRISC is
awarded to those experienced in business and technology risk management, and the design,
implementation, monitoring and maintenance of IS control," according to CRISC.
Vendor: ISACA
Certification: Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
A minimum of three years of cumulative work experience executing the tasks of a CRISC
pro across at least three CRISC domains.
Take and pass the CRISC exam
Adhere to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
Meet the terms of CRISC Continuing Education...
2) CWNP Certified Wireless Security Professional
Wireless security is hot, according to Foote, who goes on to say, "CWNP is a really small
company and for them to be on this list is a headline." This wireless security certification has
been riding high. Premium pay is up 35 percent over the last 12 months, 28 percent in the last six
months and 20 percent in the last three months, making it a marketable bullet point on your
This advanced certification teaches individuals how to securely set up and run enterprise wireless
Vendor: CWNP
Certification: Certified Wireless Security Professional
To earn the CWSP certification, you must pass two exams
3) Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP/CISSP)
Developed with input from the NSA, this vendor-neutral security certification is about
integrating security into all forms of information systems applications and projects. In a recent
interview David Foote, the CEO mentioned that employers are paying less for security in a time
where security is at the forefront, an interesting trend an keep an eye on.
4) Demand/pay premium has risen 8.3 percent in the last 12 months, 30 percent in the last
six months and 18.2 percent in the last three months.
5) Vendor: ISC2
6) Certification: Information Systems Security Engineering Professional
7) Prerequisite:
There are several prerequisites for these IT security certifications.