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Nov 12 2009   6:19AM GMT

IT professionals seek job security from security certs



Posted by: Heather Clancy
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CompTIA
IT buyer market research
VAR training
VAR training, certification

Want a job? Get a security certification.

A new study of more than 1,500 IT workers by CompTIA finds that approximately 37 percent are planning to earn some sort of security technology certification over the next five years. About 18 percent of them will go in for an “ethical hacking” certification (I didn’t even know they had official certs for that!) while about 13 percent will focus on security forensics.

Other certification areas in which IT professionals intend to invest include green IT, healthcare IT, mobile technology and software as a service (SaaS) best practices.

The key driver for interest in new certifications is the promise of a career boost: 88 percent of the certification holders included in the CompTIA study said they took them to improve their resume. About the same number cited personal growth as the reason.

You can more information about the study on the CompTIA site.

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