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CAP® - Why Certify

People are the Key to a Secure Organization

Today’s utilization of technology does not ensure the safety of information assets for tomorrow. Instead, technology must be dutifully monitored and validated against changing security requirements triggered by emerging threats.

In recognition of this need, employers are demanding qualified information systems security authorization personnel. (ISC)²’s CAP credential ensures an employer that these professionals possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities and experience to effectively monitor and evaluate a company’s security risks and requirements today and for the future.

Benefits of Certification to the Professional

The CAP credential will play an important role in your career as an information systems security Certified Authorization Professional because it:

  • offers an objective means of validating competence and skill, leading to potential career advancement and increased future earnings,
  • becomes a career differentiator, 
  • confirms your knowledge of a "taxonomy of information assurance knowledge" set by (ISC)², the Gold Standard in information assurance certification, and
  • provides you with a network of global and CAP domain experts. 

Benefits of Certification to your Employer

The CAP certification also brings vital benefits to an organization by:   

  • offering an objective measure of knowledge, skills and abilities possessed by personnel in the area of security authorization, 
  • validating an individual’s broad understanding of a "taxonomy of information assurance knowledge",
  • adding to organizational credibility,
  • assessing an individual’s past experience in this area,
  • supplying a business and technology orientation to risk management, and
  • providing access to a network of global and CAP domain experts through certified staff.   

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  • Hiring managers ranked employee competence and quality of work as the top two reasons to hire a credentialed professional.  
  • Nearly 90% of information security hiring managersranked security certifications as important when selecting a candidate for a position.  
  • New threats stemming from mobile devices, the cloud, and social media.  
  • Salary increases reported in three out of five respondents.