IT Career Level 4

Following are some of the most popular IT job titles that companies are looking for, as well as, their job description, salary and education/credential requirements. There are many more IT careers than what you see below; we have only listed a few of the most popular IT job titles in each sector.

Chief Security Officer Job Titles

VP of Security Services, Chief Security Officer

Job Description:
The CSO is responsible for strategic planning, development, execution and implementation related to the company's security of information. The CSO works with the security team to devise the strategic direction. They are responsible for budget expenditures and staff oversight of the IT Security department. CSOs plan, organize and lead the IT Security department to meet company standards and strategic goals and to ensure consistency with the company's mission statement.

CSOs utilize their IT career knowledge of security technologies, techniques and best practices to help position the company for the future. They also maintain and develop a competent, productive and quality conscious work force. They develop and implement processes through orientation, training and education to ensure that the competency of all staff members are assessed, maintained, improved and demonstrated throughout their employment.

They will prepare and control operating budgets and department resources by forecasting future security funding needs of the organization. They also act as a consultant for the organization for initiatives related to IT security development and implementation.

IT career goal-setters looking to become a CSO or VP of Security Services should have six+ years of IT job experience in IT security and must demonstrate superior negotiation and leadership skills, information security technology expertise and knowledge. They also must have a strong commitment to customer service, including a proactive consultative style. A thorough understanding of the connection between electronic communications and the network in an organization's overall information and security strategy is required.

They must have the ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people towards  organizational goals. They must work and relate well to all levels of associates, internal and external customers, operations managers and the general public.

Education/Credential Requirements:
(Note: The requirements listed below were assembled based on the most popular IT job titles and company expectations. We have listed the most likely requirements. You may not need them all, but you will certainly be required to have some of them. If you need help with this, please speak to one of our Training Advisors at 877-872-4646 and they can guide you to the correct path.)

(Required): [High School Diploma or Equivalent]; [Bachelor's Degree] [IT Infrastructure Library]; [Basic Linux]; [Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)]; [CompTIA A+ Certification]; [Cisco CCENT™ (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) Certification]; [EMC Proven Professional Storage Technologist Associate Certification]; [Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Vista, Configuration]; [Microsoft MCSA w/ Security]; [CompTIA Server+ Certification]; [CompTIA Network+ Certification]; [CompTIA Linux+ Certification]; [Junior Level Linux Professional (LPIC-1)]; [Novell SUSE Linux Fundamentals]; [CompTIA Security+ Certification]; [Cisco CCNA™ Certification]; [Cisco CCDA™ Certification]; [ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)]; [GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)]; [Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) NGX Certification]; [Novell Netware Technologies; [MCSE 2003 Security Certification]; [ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification]; [ISC2 ISSEP Master Level Certification]; [MCITP: Enterprise Administrator Certification]; [Cisco CCNP™ Certification]; [Cisco CCDP™ Certification]; [Intermediate Level Linux Professional (LPIC-2)]; [CIW Security Analyst]; [UNIX System Administration]; [SAP R/3]; [Soft Skills in Communications]; [Soft Skills in Management]; [Soft Skills in Leadership]

(Recommended): Working towards [Master's Degree]

Also review the following page on Understanding Certifications

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Salary information:
National Average Salary: $76,140.00
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