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5 Top Cyber Security Certifications To Get Before 2017 Ends

Top Cyber Security Certifications
The security industry is ready for another strong year, are you? Demand for permanent cyber security roles has increased by more than 50% since Q4 2015, boosted by explosive growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the introduction of GDPR in 2018.

Luckily there’s still time for you to build knowledge and get certified this year. Aim to achieve one of these top 5 cyber security certifications to boost your career, skills, and salary.

1. EC-Council - Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

In 2016 two-thirds of large UK firms were targeted by cyber criminals and cyber crime costs reached £4.9 trillion. Clearly, it’s now more important than ever to secure your business.

For organisations that don’t invest in cyber security, getting hacked is just a matter of time. However even those that do prepare are sometimes breached using backdoors unknown to their security teams.

Master the same tools and techniques that hackers use to steal data and bankrupt businesses. By learning how to crack your own systems, you’ll be better able to secure your own organisation.

Learn how to think like a cyber criminal; there’s still time to become a Certified Ethical Hacker this year. Get CEH-certified in just 5 days with Firebrand’s award-winning ethical hacking training.

2. EC-Council - CCISO

EC-Council’s CCISO (Chief Information Security Officer) certification is built to recognise the real-world skills experience needed to succeed in high-level security roles.

Firebrand is the exclusive launch partner for the CCISO in England - you’ll get certified in 3 days, that’s 25% faster than traditional training.

3. (ISC)2 - CISSP

Like the CCISO, the CISSP is aimed at the IT security eliteand is known as the gold standard cert for managerial and technical security roles. You’ll master the eight CISSP domains and learn how to secure an organisation from the ground up.

To qualify for the CISSP certification you’ll also need five years’ paid work experience in two or more of the CISSP domains. Because of this requirement, the CISSP is squarely aimed at top level information security experts.

Get CISSP certified in only 7 days with Firebrand and sit your CISSP exam during your official course. Firebrand is an authorised (ISC)2 provider and have won the Highest Performing Affiliate of the Year.


The CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) proves your ability to develop and manage an enterprise information security programme, with a focus on risk and incident management.

CISM holders earn an average salary of £65,000 (ITJobsWatch) and it’s a great fit for pros aiming for Security Manager roles. There’s still time to get CISM certified this year: certify in just 4 days with Firebrand and sit your ISACA exam during your course.


Prove your IT auditing and security knowledge at an international level with the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor). Get the knowledge you need to identify vulnerabilities and introduce controls before the new year.

The CISA is ideal for any security professional with auditing responsibilities. Get certified in just 4 days.

EXCLUSIVE: Train CISA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC with Firebrand and you’ll sit your ISACA exam during your course.

Bonus: How to get Government-funded cyber security training

Upskill your team quickly using accelerated cyber security apprenticeships. Firebrand’s programmes include industry recognised training, like EC-Council’s CEH, and employees of all ages are eligible – not just school leavers.

Programmes align to in-demand IT security job roles, including: