Security Specialists
Job Role

A computer Security Specialist refers to an individual whose main job function is ensuring the security and integrity of an organization's data.

They should understand and know how to:

  • write, test and maintain
     computer programs

  • plan, coordinate and implement
     network security measures


They should be familiar with traditional programs, object-oriented languages such as, C++ and Java, as well as other computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools and artificial intelligence shells to create and maintain programs.

Recommended Education

  •  Technical certification

  •  Computer programming experience

  •  2-year technical school degree or       Associate's Degree in computer science       or related subject

  •  Bachelor's Degree in computer science       (or other fields)

Ref: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook
2004 -05 Edition

What to Expect

Security Specialists that have specific knowledge on wireless networking and cyber-space management are in demand in today’s technology driven businesses.

Security Specialists who keep up on their skills, education and elearning will have the best career options.

A career as a Security Specialist can be pursued in a variety of industries such as government, wholesale and retail, manufacturing, data processing, finance, insurance and other information industries.

Employment Opportunities

  •  Computer Security Specialist

  •  Systems Programmer

  •  Computer Systems Designer

  •  Computer Consultant

  •  Data Communications Specialist
LearnKey Courses

  • Security+ Certification
     (Applies to Exam SY0-101)

  • CISSP Series

  • .NET Security part 1

  • .NET Security part 2

  • Hacking Revealed

  • Wireless Security

  • ISA Server 2004
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