Major Certification Vendors
CompTIA offers several certifications that cover a broad range of areas. CompTIA offers Security+ which has become the entry level certification for personnel wanting credentials in security. One of the better policies CompTIA has recently implemented is the expiration of certifications after a period of time. This insures personnel remain up-to-date on security.
Microsoft offers certifications that focus on Microsoft products and the engineering behind networking and security. Because Microsoft is the number one used product in business and industry, the IT personnel in your organization will reap the rewards of certification with Microsoft exams.
CWNP is an organization that specializes in wireless technology. The CWSP certification is a certification for professionals that have the skills to secure Wi-Fi networks in the enterprise.
ECCouncil offers multiple certifications in the security arena. While ECCouncil is best known for their CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certification, advanced certs such as Licensed Penetration Tester, Certified Security Officer and other high end certifications are available. ECCouncil also offers entry level certifications such as Security5, Wireless5 and Network5. With this assortment of certifications, all personnel within an organization can certify.
SANS offers information security training by industry leading expert. SANS covers many fields that include auditing, leadership, programming (application), networking and forensics.
Cisco technology helps to run the internet and world. Cisco offers the CCNA Security certification that verifies the skills required to secure Cisco networks.
While there are many other vendors that offer certifications, these are some of the larger organizations that are trusted in the information technology industry.