Cybersecurity certifications are an effective way for IT professionals to demonstrate their motivation, dedication, and technical knowledge of a specific topic, platform, or vendor. However, preparation for attaining certification costs time and money. There are fees for training and exam costs, as well as the time it takes to complete courses and take the certification exams. Additionally, some certifications require a specific number of hours, or even years of work experience in a certain domain or job role, before an individual can even take the certification exam.
In the IT industry, professional certifications are essentially synonymous with career development. People earn these certification credentials to augment their careers. Certifications may not even have anything to do with their current roles. However, the companies that employ certified cybersecurity professionals can benefit from hiring employees with certifications or from providing existing employees with the time and money to pursue relevant certifications during their tenure