3 IT Security Certifications Small VARs and MSPs Must Have to Show They're Serious About Security
Online PR News – 06-May-2012 – LAKE WORTH, FL – Standing out among all of the other small VARs and MSPs can be very difficult when starting a computer repair business. However, third-party credentials, such as IT security certifications, make this much easier and are a proven way to differentiate a small VAR or MSP. Simply put, these certifications show existing clients and potential small business clients that an IT business is very serious about data security. Within today's Internet-centric world, IT security has quickly become a fast-growing field, leading to rapidly-growing demand both for IT professionals and IT services businesses.
SP Home Run Inc. recommends the following three IT security certifications for small VARs and MSPs looking for a very rapid credibility boost:
* CompTIA Security+ - This exam covers network security, cryptography, identity management, and compliance. It is vendor-neutral with no prerequisites. However, two years of networking experience are recommended.
* CISSP - This is a vendor-neutral certification that is administered by (ISC)2. At least five years of security experience is required. The exam covers the 10 areas in the Common Book of Knowledge (CBK).
* CEH - This qualification is administered by the EC-Council, with a focus on web and application protection, preventing the penetration of networks and applications, as well as seeking out vulnerabilities. The Certified Ethical Hacker qualification includes 19 modules focusing on subjects like viruses and session hijacking.
"Data security specialists have become pretty important within the past few years," said Joshua Feinberg, Business Development Director of SP Home Run Inc. "Because of the constant security threats that affect small and large businesses, IT security certifications can be a very wise investment for a small VAR or MSP to help them distinguish themselves from the competition."
Small VARs, professional computer consultants, and MSPs that wish to build credibility, differentiate their technical competence, and accelerate their IT marketing and sales cycle should also download the free, quick reference guide to Top 21 IT Certifications for Small Business VARs, MSPs, and Computer Consulting Businesses from www.sphomerun.com/top-21-it-certifications-for-small-business/ target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://www.sphomerun.com/top-21-it-certifications-for-small-business/>
About SP Home Run Inc.
SP Home Run Inc. helps small business IT service providers get more high-paying, steady B2B clients by providing a suite of proven tools and resources that are available exclusively to SP Home Run Inc. members. The tools and resources focus on IT marketing and targeted lead generation, selling IT services and lead nurturing, IT service contracts, managed computer consulting, IT channel and small business technology, and starting a computer business.
The company currently serves clients all over the world. Its client base includes computer consulting businesses, VARs, network integrators, IT solution providers, MSPs, system builders, and computer repair businesses.