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Podcast: Security certifications pay could rebound in '07

SearchSecurity.com Staff

Security certifications are languishing, according to skills and certification pay expert David Foote of Foote Research. Foote's firm conducts a salary survey of 50,000 IT pros charting

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quarterly increases and decreases in skill and certification pay. In this interview, Foote outlines the state of the IT security job market and what IT pros could expect moving into 2007.

  Security certifications set to rebound: 

  Program highlights: 

  • (2:30) How long has your firm been tracking skills and certifications pay?

  • (3:44) Which security certifications have held their ground over the years?

  • (8:03) Security certifications are down in value. But you're predicting a slow rebound moving forward?

  • (9:08) Are there any areas that are emerging?

  • (10:23) Is there anything that is ice cold?

      Program Links: 

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  • Outsourcing: Understanding the business risks: In this Ask the Expert Q&A Shon Harris, our security management expert reviews business risks associated with outsourcing security jobs to developing countries and learn how security managers can reduce these risks.

  • Intermediate-level security certifications: Certification specialist Shon Harris provides an overview of intermediate-level security certifications.

  • SearchSecurity.com Guide to Infosec Certifications: This Guide to Infosec Certifications provides an overview of the myriad options available to security professionals looking to expand their infosec career.

  • Guide to vendor-specific security certs: Certification experts Ed Tittel and Kim Landros provide an overview of vendor-specific security certifications available.

  • Information Security podcasts: Visit SearchSecurity's podcast archive.