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Is the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Worth It?

Penetration testing and the certifications that go along with it are hot topics of conversation in the cybersecurity realm.  I think this is because hacking is somewhat mysterious, and the idea that we can legally do things that would otherwise be illegal outside of our jobs is pretty interesting.  I think people also like the […]

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7 Reasons You Can’t Compare the PenTest+ and OSCP

A lot of people are asking about the CompTIA PenTest+ and how it stacks up to more established penetration testing style certifications, such as the OSCP from Offensive Security.  Sometimes, these certifications are so different that it’s actually easier to talk about how they don’t compare, which can certainly be the case for the PenTest+ […]

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Are CompTIA Certifications Worth It? The Complete Review

We’ve talked about CompTIA certifications like the Security+ and CySA+ in many articles before, but in the article, I want to address the larger question of whether CompTIA certifications, in general, are worth the time, effort, and money that it takes to earn them. So, are CompTIA certifications worth it?  CompTIA certifications are beneficial for […]

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OSCP vs. CEH: Which Should You Choose?

We’ve discussed the PenTest+ and the CEH (also known as the Certified Ethical Hacker) certifications before, and the OSCP certification by Offensive Security as well, but many of you have asked specifically about a comparison between the OSCP and other penetration testing certifications, especially the CEH.  In this article, I’ll cover the differences between these […]

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Is the OSCP Worth It? Cost, Comparision, Benefits

This article is about the OSCP certification by Offensive Security. For information on the PenTest+ and CEH certifications, check out our article here. We also have included our recommended resources to learn penetration testing here. Penetration testing is one of the most asked-about careers in the cybersecurity field.  Being an “ethical hacker” sounds interesting, and […]

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Is the CompTIA CASP+ Worth It? Benefits, Comparison, Cost

In this article, we cover the CompTIA CASP+ certification. If you’re looking for information on the CompTIA PenTest+ or CompTIA CySA+, we have articles for those as well. The CompTIA CASP+ certification is CompTIA’s highest-level, and probably least known, cybersecurity-related certification.  Since it follows in sequence two very popular certification exams, the PenTest+ and CySA+, […]

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Is Calculus Required for Cybersecurity?

If you’re interested in pursuing a degree in cybersecurity and you dread the thought of taking a lot of high-level math courses, you may be wondering how much math will be required if you decide to get that degree.  I’ve covered the typical math requirements of cybersecurity degree programs before, but in this article, I […]

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Will We Run Out of Cyber Jobs?

This article discusses the cybersecurity job market and the number of expected cybersecurity professionals. To see if cybersecurity might be for you, take our cybersecurity quiz here. To learn how to get started in cybersecurity, check out our article here. At a recent cybersecurity presentation, I heard an executive say that he believes the cybersecurity […]

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7 Awesome Reasons Why Cybersecurity is a Fun Career

I get a lot of questions about the field of cybersecurity.  People often want to know how to get into cybersecurity, what the demand will be in the future, or if the field is hard to keep up with.  But another common question regarding a career in cybersecurity is simply, is cybersecurity fun? Do most […]

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11 Surprising Things Cybersecurity Pros Do Each Day

This article is about common tasks that cybersecurity professionals have stated that they do on a regular basis. If you want to learn more about how to get into cybersecurity, check out our resource here. To learn about entry-level opportunities in cybersecurity, check out our article here. If you’ve ever wondered what a cybersecurity professional […]

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