Advanced information security certification was started during the year 2001 and it is offered from the security university. This certification is from HP and come under the advanced level certification category. This certification will not suit best to the candidates who are in the beginner level in information security field. This certification can be certified from any part of the world and successfully certified candidates will gain credentials on advanced level of understanding on operating system, security components for meeting up of demands in business and designing etc. Candidates need to have adequate knowledge on security concepts for gaining the advanced security certification.
Prerequisite’s required for AIS certification:
There are some prerequisite’s required to the candidates in order to achieve the AIS certification. The foremost prerequisite required from the candidates is that they need to have at least one year of work experience technology solution as well as handling support in networking environment of the business class field. Another important prerequisite is that candidates should have attended minimum of eight classes in AIS roadmap and also pass on the examination in each course. Successful completion of eight classes as well as its examination will give the prerequisite title to the candidates for AIS certification. The following are the eight examinations where candidates need to take up the examinations for certifying the AIS certification and they are:
1) VPN security and network firewall
2) Computer incident response and forensic investigation
3) Applied architecture security
4) PKI 2: PKI exposed
5) Network penetration security methods
6) Applied network security policy
7) Instruction detection version 2, monitoring the systems
8) Patch management, incident responses and virus analysis
All these examinations can be taken by the candidates in any order and it is up to candidates wish regarding the exam order. Total cost for the certification will be approximately 2500 USD where it does not include tax and any other discounts. Once all the examinations are completed, candidates will be achieving lifetime valid with this certification and no recertification is necessary.