Certifications, Salary Info for a Career in Penetration Testing

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Certifications. Salary Info for a Career in Penetration Testing

According to the InfoSec Institute, Professional penetration testers undergo an extensive training that helps them to identify high-risk vulnerabilities, allows testing of network defenders, and helps them to assess the magnitude of potential operational and business impacts following an attack.

 

The Information Below is Staged By Assumed Difficulty To Obtain

 

HD = High Demand, judged by number of current job postings…

 

 

Stage #1:

 


• CompTIA IT Fundamentals
https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/it-fundamentals

 


• CompTIA A+
https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/a

 


• Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-98-367.aspx

 

 

Stage #2:

 


• CompTIA Network+
https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/network

 


• CompTIA Linux+
https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/linux

 


• CompTIA Security+
HD
https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/security

 

 

Stage #3:

 

EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) Average Indeed Salary 101K

 

https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-network-security-administrator

 


• EC Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Average Indeed Salary 106K
https://www.eccouncil.org/certification/computer-hacking-forensics-investigator

 


• GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
Average Indeed Salary 95K HD
http://www.giac.org/certification/certified-incident-handler-gcih

 


• GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
Average Indeed Salary 92K HD
http://www.giac.org/certification/security-essentials-gsec

 

 

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) Average Indeed Salary 97K

 

http://www.giac.org/certification/penetration-tester-gpen

 


• GIAC Information Security Professional  (GISP)
Average Indeed Salary 74K
http://www.giac.org/certification/information-security-professional-gisp

 


• Offensive Security Wireless Professional  (OSWP)
Average Indeed Salary 66K
https://www.offensive-security.com/information-security-certifications/oswp-offensive-security-wireless-professional/

 

 

Stage #4:

 


• EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Average Indeed Salary 92K HD
https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/certified-ethical-hacker

 


• CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
Average Indeed Salary 92K HD
https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/comptia-advanced-security-practitioner

 


• GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
Average Indeed Salary 87K
http://www.giac.org/certification/certified-enterprise-defender-gced

 


• GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC)
Average Indeed Salary 123k
http://www.giac.org/certification/security-leadership-gslc

 


• Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Average Indeed Salary 87K HD
https://www.isc2.org/sscp/default.aspx

 


• ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Average Indeed Salary 89k HD
http://www.isaca.org/certification/cisa-certified-information-systems-auditor/pages/default.aspx

 


• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Average Indeed Salary 99K HD
https://www.isc2.org/cissp/default.aspx

 

Note: CISSP is by far the most in demand cybersecurity certification.

 


• Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Average Indeed Salary 126k HD
http://www.isaca.org/certification/cism-certified-information-security-manager/pages/default.aspx

 


• EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT)
Average Indeed Salary 94k
https://www.eccouncil.org/about-licensed-penetration-tester

 


• Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
Average Indeed Salary 93K
https://www.offensive-security.com/information-security-certifications/oscp-offensive-security-certified-professional/

 


• Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE)
Average Indeed Salary 107K
https://www.offensive-security.com/information-security-certifications/osce-offensive-security-certified-expert/

 

I hope this information is helpful.

 

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  1. Is this list valid in India ? Can you please add/edit the list with respect to Indian employers. Do CISSP in India get 20 lac annually.

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