If you are a person who is aspiring to have a career in information security then the certification to have is CISSP certification. It is a well known in the job market and is recognized by ISO. The certification is provided by ISC which presents about 250 multiple choice questions for the exam. The thing about this certification is that it is a never ending certification as the security needs are very important and the threats for the computer security keeps increasing almost every day. So ISC has made it compulsory for its entire certified professional to upgrade their knowledge every month. The certificate is valid for a period three years after which it has to be renewed.
One can gain continuous knowledge about the comp-security by attending various seminars conducted by them regarding computer security. One can also publish articles on computer security in their sites and books and can also attend the various online conferences regarding computer security. One can also subscribe to their magazines and gain not only knowledge about computer security but also credits for doing so.
One can earn credits also by providing training to others in the field of computers security. One needs to have at least two years of experience in the following fields to be able to take up this examination. It can be in operation security, cryptography, access control, physical activity and many more.
One also needs to have no criminal back ground to be able to attend this exam as it is related with computer securities and if the knowledge falls in wrong hands it would turn out to be bad. To attend the examination you need to be attested for your work experience by a person with ISC certification. This would further filter out bad elements from attending the exam. The examination is known world wide and one would have opportunities knocking his door after passing this exam.