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Understanding Computer Certifications, Page 2

Have you heard about a computer certification program but are not sure if it is right for you? Use this handy guide to find out more information and help you decide. Part 2/3

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Certification

Description

e-Biz+

Sponsored by CompTIA, this certification for technical and non-technical individuals indicates the holder demonstrates knowledge of the issues and technologies that drive e-business. For more information, see http://www.comptia.org/certification/eBiz/default.aspx 
 

Fiber Optic Installer (FOI)

Certification offered by ETA International. Fiber Optic Installers are expected to obtain knowledge of basic concepts of fiber optics installation and service which are applicable to all the functions required to safely and competently install fiber optics communications cabling.
For more information, see http://www.eta-i.org/FiberOptics.html.

Fiber Optic Technician (FOT)

Certification offered by ETA International. Fiber Optic Technicians are expected to obtain knowledge of fiber optics concepts that will allow them to be involved with designing, configuring, installing, and maintaining fiber optic systems. Technicians will also be able to test and troubleshoot a Local Area Network (LAN) system with various faults. This certification is designed for technicians, system analysts, design engineers, managers, telecommunications professionals, fusion splicers, mechanical splicers, end users, etc. The prerequisite for the FOT certification is the FOI (Fiber Optic Installer).
For more information, see http://www.eta-i.org/FiberOptics.html.

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

Sponsored by GIAC, this intermediate-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to handle advanced incident handling scenarios, conduct formal incident investigations, and carry out forensic investigation of networks and hosts. For more information, see http://www.giac.org

GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)

Sponsored by GIAC, this intermediate-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to design, implement configure, and monitor a secure perimeter for any organization, including routers, firewalls, VPNs/remote access, and overall network design. For more information, see http://www.giac.org

GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)

Sponsored by GIAC, this intermediate-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to configure and monitor intrusion detection systems, and to read, interpret, and analyze network traffic and related log files. For more information, see http://www.giac.org
 

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

Sponsored by GIAC, this intermediate-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to manage incidents; to understand common attack techniques and tools; and to defend against and/or respond to such attacks when they occurs. For more information, see http://www.giac.org.

GIAC Certified Security Consultant (GCSC)

Sponsored by GIAC, this intermediate-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to successfully manage the technical, business and project management responsibilities related to security consultant practices. For more information, see http://www.giac.org

GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator (GCUX)

Sponsored by GIAC, this intermediate-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to secure and audit UNIX and Linux systems. For more information, see http://www.giac.org

GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN)

Sponsored by GIAC, this intermediate-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to secure and audit Windows systems, including add-on services such as Internet Information Server and Certificate Services. For more information, see http://www.giac.org

GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)

Sponsored by GIAC, this entry-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to understanding the threats and risks to information and information resources, identify best practices that can be used to protect them, and diversify a protection strategy. For more information, see http://www.giac.org

GIAC IT Security Audit Essentials (GSAE)

Sponsored by GIAC, this entry-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to develop best practice audit checklists and perform limited risk assessments as well as security and conformance audits based on established best practice. For more information, see http://www.giac.org.

GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)

Sponsored by GIAC, this entry-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates a basic understanding of network and information security.
For more information, see http://www.giac.org.
 

GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)

Sponsored by GIAC, this intermediate-level certification indicates the holder demonstrates the skill to apply basic risk analysis techniques and to conduct a technical audit of essential information systems. For more information, see http://www.giac.org

HP BladeSystem and ProLiant ML/DL

Sponsored by HP, this is a new collection of courses, exams and credentials that provide the basics of server architecture and technology are now the prerequisite for both the APS and AIS level certifications within the BladeSystem and ProLiant ML/DL tracks. The current HP ProLiant Server certification track for AIS, ASE and APS has separated into the "HP BladeSystem track" and the "HP ProLiant ML/DL Servers track".
For more information, see http://www.hp.com/certification/credentials_blade_proliant.html.

HP Certified Professional (HPCP)

Sponsored by HP, the HP Certified Professional is a certification program benchmarked around the world to ensure validation of the technical and sales competencies and expertise needed to plan, deploy, support, and service HP technology solutions. The HP Certified Professional Program is structured with five certification focus areas: Sales, Pre-sales, Integration, Administration, and Development. For more information, see http://www.hp.com/certification/emea/.

HTI+

Sponsored by CompTIA, this cross-industry, vendor-neutral certification indicates the holder has mastered core competencies in the installation, integration and troubleshooting of the following automated home sub-systems: Home Security, Audio/Video, Computer Networks, Electrical Wiring, HVAC (Heating/Air Conditioning Systems), Cable/Satellite, Broadband, Telecommunications and Structured Wiring.
For more information, see http://www.comptia.org/certification/hti/default.aspx

IBM Certified Solution Designer

Sponsored by IBM, this advanced certification indicates the holder demonstrates the ability to evaluate and architect e-business solutions using CICS Transaction Server for OS/390 V1.3 and (or) CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V2.2 or later. This certification targets consultants, architects, designers and senior systems programmers. For more information, see http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/certs/cisiceeb.shtml.

Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3)

IC3 is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in learning computer and Internet basics. The Internet and Computing Core Certification program is a standards-based training and certification program for basic computing and Internet knowledge and skills. Successful completion of IC3 ensures you have the knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Offered by Certiport.
For more information, see http://info.certiport.com/yourPersonalPath/ic3Certification/.

i-Net+

CompTIA i-Net+ certification is an international industry credential that validates the knowledge of technical and non-technical professionals alike with at least six months experience in Internet, Intranet, Extranet and e-commerce technologies. For more information, see http://www.comptia.org/certification/inet/.

Linux+

Sponsored by CompTIA, this certification indicates the holder demonstrates the basic skills required to install, operate and troubleshoot the Linux operating system. For more information, see http://www.comptia.org/certification/linux/default.aspx.

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