Certification: CIW Web Security Professional
Certification Full Name: CIW Web Security Professional
Certification Provider: CIW
Exam Code: 1D0-571
Exam Name: CIW v5 Security Essentials
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You also need to have one certification from third-party security training providers. You can view the full list of the acceptable certifications at official CIW website.
CIW Web Security Professional is a combination of two exams which an individual needs to clear to get this certification. The idea behind this certification is to enhance skills in the field of security networks.The increase in demand of the course is due to high involvement of security in web. The certifications under The CIW Web Security Professional are:
- CIW Web Security Associate certification (1D0-571).
- CIW Web Security specialist certification (Third party exam).
CIW Web Security specialist certificationis a advance level security exam which needs to be given from third party vendor.CIW has partnered with many vendors like COMP TIA.
Who can do this Certification
CIW Web Security Associate certification is for beginners or individuals who want to start a career on these. It requires basic understanding of security on web technologies. Also basic knowledge on how to prevent unauthorized activity over the web. The specialist exam which is an advance version is for professionals from similar field and experience. It requires in-depth knowledge and as well experience of the security and its technologies.
With the increase in the usage of web in industry, security concerns are on hig priority for industry. Keeping the security in place is a top level priority and it needs individuals with similar skills. So people who are having similar skills are on high demand all over. Passing the certification will place an individual on the roles of network administrators, security consultants, server or firewall consultants, monitoring specialist in industry's top companies. Certification on security (associate or professional) will land you up in top level companies with handsome salaries. With the increase in security especially in web, this technology is a ideal for job seekers.
CIW Web Development Professional certification consists of 2 certifications mentioned above. The associate exam is a beginners exam for starters, once an individual clears that certification, he/she can can go ahead with specialist certification from a third party vendors. After clearing a second third party exam you will be entitled with CIW Web Security Professional certification.
There is no prerequisite for CIW Web Security Associate certification. This certification is for beginners and starters. Clearing this exam will make individualeligible for CIW Web Security specialist certification which is a third party exam. Clearing this exam as well will earn you CIW Web Security Professional certification. The specialist certification requires an individual to have in depth knowledge on areas like security on web, security policy, end user security, Access control, firewall, protocols. The other topics include prioritizing things in security, penetration management, proactive response in reporting.
The CIW Web Security Associate certification (1D0-571) topics are:
- Introduction to security on systems.
- Creation of security policy.
- Education on end user security.
- Access control implementation.
- Firewall creation.
- Introduction to incident response techniques.
- Handling protocols and techniques in services.
- Implementing security according to business needs.
- Protocols for hacker manipulation.
- Detection of proactive response and reporting methods.
- Hacker penetration management.
- Wireless network security.
- Priority of things in security.
- Recognizing security attacks.
- Detection of hackers and dealing with them.
The Exam requires prior knowledge of Web Security The individual should have basic understanding on essentials of security networks and also how to handle unauthorized activity over the web.
The Web Security Associate certification has multiple choice questions. The number of questions in the certification is 62 and the time duration for the certification is 90 minutes (One hour and thirty minutes).
Passing the Exam will earn you a CIW Web Security Associate certified Professional. A certified professional will have a skill set on how to secure a network from unauthorized things. It will also give you a skill set of security policy and network security.
CIW Web Security specialist certification (Third party exam):
Once you clear the exam of associate, you need to appear for an third party exam to raise your rank to a web security specialist. Finally after clearing a second third party exam you will be entitled withCIW Web Security Professional certification. You can get a list of acceptable third party certification in website of CIW. Preparation for third party exam is required for whatever exam you choose to take.
Validity of the certification
There is no expiry for thiscertification. The content of the certification changes with time. Indiviuals can keep themselves updated by reviewing their skills every time, to get the maximum benefits from the employers and also in their long term career.
CIW security certification follows trainings curriculum and objectives for security exam. While providing information to help security professionals on the job.
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