Our mission is to add value at every interaction. By getting certifications and investing in learning more, we are adding value to ourselves, our team and the organizations that we serve. How does this benefit you?
It’s true that obtaining professional certifications in the IT field can help further the careers of those who earn them, but it is equally important to take note of certifications when looking for someone to manage your network. Technology is a rapidly evolving field that requires IT professionals to commit to an attitude of life-long learning. Encouraging technical engineers to pursue advanced certificates is a clear indication that an IT company adheres to the highest professional standards and will take great care of their clients.
Obtaining advanced certifications requires a significant investment of both time and money. Many of the advanced certifications require intense, week-long courses that can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. IT professionals who go to such great lengths to earn certifications are demonstrating their desire to be the best they can be and provide greater value to their organizations and those that they serve. All those letters behind an IT professional’s name are evidence of that value and validate their high-level expertise.
Another benefit of professional certifications is that employees who have earned them are more productive. They are better prepared to deal with day-to-day challenges and can tackle more complex challenges. Those employees also have been found to work more efficiently which is a direct benefit to clients – they’re issues can be solved in a more timely manner.
Lliam Holmes, Founder and CEO of MIS Solutions holds a number of high-level certifications, including:
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) – this certification trains a person to think like a hacker in order to keep our clients’ networks safe. Professionals who have completed the CEH coursework are trained in uncovering weaknesses and vulnerabilities in systems so they can be corrected before a bad actor penetrates a network.
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) – the CHFI certification course prepares professionals with the skills needed to perform investigations into cybersecurity incidents and provide the necessary evidence to prosecute in the court of law. When bad things happen, you need someone on your side to ensure that you and your company are protected. If need be, a CHFI can represent you in a court of law as an expert witness.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – this certification indicates that the certificate holder is a seasoned professional and has thorough knowledge of the IT threat landscape, including emerging and advanced persistent threats, as well as the skills to minimize attack surfaces. We have a deep level of experience with security, controls and compliance. We have the skills to design and develop a security program to keep customers safe in a traditional network environment
Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) – the CCISO certification program is a leadership course that focuses more on the application of security management principles from an executive management point of view. You need someone you can trust to help ensure that you have the IT strategy in place to be successful. A CCISO is someone who can work with the executive team to ensure that their IT systems embrace and support the business and their compliance needs.
Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) – this certification equips IT professionals with cloud security knowledge and skills to get the most out of cloud computing while keeping sensitive data secure. We are certified to design, build, manage and secure cloud environments that meet all of the industry standards
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - the CISA certification is the global standard for professionals who have a career in information systems, particularly auditing, control and security. We are certified to audit computer networks, applications, processes and controls to ensure that risks are identified and mitigated before your business is compromised or held for ransom.
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - We are certified to work with and manage your security auditors. The process of auditing provides a company with peace of mind knowing that their information systems are protected and that your business meets all compliance requirements. A CISM takes that one step further by ensuring that your audit and compliance needs will support the business and its objectives rather than feeling like just another thing you are required to do – A CISM can make security and compliance part of your competitive edge.