CompTIA, an IT certification company, interviewed 1,537 career-aspiring professionals and concluded that a significant portion of them plan to acquire security skills in order to appeal to a potential employer. According to CompTIA, 37% of respondents intend to receive such certificates in the next five years.
In addition, 20% of respondents indicated their desire to attend courses on “ethical hacking,” and another 13% who participated in the survey intend to take certification courses in the field of analysis and investigation of incidents with computer systems.
According to CompTIA vice president Teddy Earle, to summarize this data, it becomes obvious that approximately two-thirds of IT employees want to somehow include in their resumes information about the availability of a certificate in the field of computer security.
As the main incentive to study this subject, respondents cite higher wages and opportunities for personal career growth. Thus, the prospect of increasing attracts 88% of respondents, and almost 90% of respondents are eager to “decorate” their track record.
In addition, the need to gain relevant experience is dictated by the very course of development of the sphere of information technologies, in particular – SaaS services, the use of mobile terminals and distributed managed services.