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A key feature of UT’s cybersecurity major is that it helps prepare students for professional security certifications, such as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. The program also gives students extensive hands-on experience using industry standard tools in a modern cybersecurity lab.

Explore various cybersecurity certifications:

CCFP

Certified Cyber Forensics Professional
CCFP: Certified Cyber Forensics Professional
Issuing Organization:(ISC)2 -International Information Sytems Security Professional
Requirements: https://www.isc2.org/about-isc2-credentials.aspx
Link: https://www.isc2.org/ccfp-why-certify/default.aspx
Details: As an advanced professional-level certification, the CCFP recognizes qualified practitioners who are equipped to lead complex and diverse cyber forensics investigations.

CCSP

Certified Cloud Security Professional
CCSP: Certified Cloud Security Professional
Issuing Organization: (ISC)2 -International Information Systems Security Professional
Requirements: https://www.isc2.org/ccsp-how-to-certify/default.aspx
Link: https://www.isc2.org/ccsp/default.aspx
Details: Cloud computing and cloud computing security trainings

CISA

Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISA: Certified Informations Systems Auditor
Issuing Organization: (ISACA- Information System Audit and Control Association
Requirements: http://www.isaca.org/Certification/CISA-Certified-Information-Systems-Auditor/How-to-Become-Certified/Pages/default.aspx
Link: http://www.isaca.org/certification/cisa-certified-information-systems-auditor/pages/default.aspx
Details: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is a globally recognized certification in the field of audit, control and security of information systems.

CISM

Certified Information Security Manager
CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
Issuing Organization: ISACA- Information System Audit and Control Association
Requirements: http://www.isaca.org/certification/cism-certified-information-security-manager/how-to-become-certified/pages/default.aspx
Link: http://www.isaca.org/certification/cism-certified-information-security-manager/pages/default.aspx
Details: The intent of the certification is to provide a common body of knowledge for information security management.

CISSP

Certified Information System Security Professional
CISSP: Certified Information System Security Professional
Issuing Organization: (ISC)2 -International Information Systems Security Professional
Requirements: https://www.isc2.org/cissp-professional-experience.aspx
Link: https://www.isc2.org/cissp/default.aspx
Details: The CISSP draws from a comprehensive, up-to-date, global common body of knowledge that ensures security leaders have a deep knowledge and understanding of new threats, technologies, regulations, standards and practices.

CISSP-ISSAP

CISP-Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
CISSP-ISSAP: CISP-Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
Issuing Organization: (ISC)2 -International Information Systems Security Professional
Requirements: https://www.isc2.org/concentrations/default.aspx
Link: https://www.isc2.org/issap.aspx
Details: The CISSP-ISSAP certification is for CISSPs who specialize in designing security solutions and providing management with risk-based guidance to meet organizational needs.

CISSP-ISSEP

CISP-Information Systems Security Engineering Professional
CISSP-ISSEP: CISP-Information Systems Security Engineering Professional
Issuing Organization: (ISC)2 -International Information Systems Security Professional
Requirements: https://www.isc2.org/concentrations/default.aspx
Link: https://www.isc2.org/issep.aspx
Details: The CISSP-ISSEP certification is for CISSPs who specialize in the practical application of systems engineering principles and processes to develop secure system.

CISSP-ISSMP

CISP-Information Systems Security Management Professional
CISSP-ISSMP: CISP-Information Systems Security Management Professional
Issuing Organization: (ISC)2 -International Information Systems Security Professional
Requirements: https://www.isc2.org/concentrations/default.aspx
Link: https://www.isc2.org/issmp.aspx
Details: The CISSP-ISSMP certification is for CISSPs who specialize in establishing, presenting and governing information security programs, and demonstrate management and leadership skills.

CSSLP

Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
CSSLP: Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
Issuing Organization: (ISC)2 -International Information Systems Security Professional
Requirements: https://www.isc2.org/concentrations/default.aspx
Link: https://www.isc2.org/csslp/default.aspx
Details: This course is designed for professionals who demonstrate a globally recognized level of competence, as defined in a common body of knowledge, by assuring security throughout the software lifecycle.

GIAC

Global Information Asurance Certification
GIAC: Global Information Assurance Certification. (This is a entity which has around 12 certifications in its wing)
Issuing Organization: SANS Institute
Requirements: http://www.giac.org/certifications/
Link: http://www.giac.org/
Details: (GIAC) is an information security certification entity that specializes in technical and practical certification as well as new research in the form of its GIAC Gold program.

GSEC

GIAC Security Essentials Certification
GSEC: GIAC Security Essentials Certification
Issuing Organization: SANS Institute
Requirements: http://www.giac.org/certification/security-essentials-gsec
Link: https://www.giac.org/certification/security-essentials-gsec
Details: Targeted at Security Professionals that want to demonstrate they are qualified for IT systems hands-on roles with respect to security tasks.

Network+

Issued by CompTIA
Network+
Issuing Organization: CompTIA - Computing Technology Industry Association
Requirements: https://certification.comptia.org/help/exam-requirements-planning
Link: http://certification.comptia.org/certifications/network
Details: Network+ is a certification that is used to measure skill as a network technician: understanding of network hardware, installation and troubleshooting.

Security+

Issued by CompTIA
Network+
Issuing Organization: CompTIA - Computing Technology Industry Association
Requirements: https://certification.comptia.org/help/exam-requirements-planning
Link: https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/security
Details: Security+ is a certification dealing with computer security topics such as cryptography and access control, as well as business-related topics such as disaster recovery and risk management.

CEH

Certified Ethical Hacker
CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
Issuing Organization: EC-Council-International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (There are many more private universities and organizations who have certification courses in CEH)
Requirements: https://cert.eccouncil.org/Exam-Eligibility-Form.html
Link: http://www.eccouncil.org/
Details: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a qualification obtained in assessing the security of computer systems, using penetration testing techniques.

Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist

Issued by Cisco
Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist
Issuing Organization: Cisco
Requirements: No prerequisites are required; however a thorough understanding of TCP/IP and a working knowledge of CCNA Security is highly recommended.
Link: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/training-events/training-certifications/certifications/specialist/security/cybersecurity.html
Details: Designed for professional security analysts and leveraging the features of Cisco and other network security products used today, the Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist certification focuses on the topics of event monitoring, security event/alarm/traffic analysis, and incident response.

RMC

Risk Management Continuity
RMC: Risk Management Continutiy
Issuing Organization: DRI (Disaster Recovery Institute)
Link: https://www.drii.org/education/RMLE_2000

ARMC/CRMC

Associate Risk Management Professional/ Certified Risk Management Professional
ARMC/CRMC: Associate Risk Management Professional/Certified Risk Management Professional
Issuing Organization: DRI (Disaster Recovery Institute)
Requirements: Prerquisite is to complete RMC, https://www.drii.org/education/RMLE_2000
Link: https://www.drii.org/certification/armp.php

McAfee Institute Certifications

Issued by the McAfee Institute
McAfee Institute Certifications
Issuing Organization: McAfee Institute
Link: https://www.mcafeeinstitute.com/collections
Details: McAfee provides more than 60 different certifications for cybersecurity. The website has the details of all the certifications.

ABCHS

American Board for Certification in Homeland Security
ABCHS: American Board for Certification in Homeland Security
Issuing Organization: Homeland Security
Requirements: Multiple courses/Prerequisites differ according to the certifications.
Link: http://www.abchs.com/about/boards/abcia/
Details: Provides multiple certifications in cybersecurity and information assurance