If you are currently working in the information security field or IT with some responsibilities or even interest in security, then you should be seriously considering the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credential from (ISC)2. With as little as one year's work experience you can become certified and be on your way down a meaningful career path.
The SSCP certification is the ideal credential for those who are the hands-on practical technicians; the enforcers who everyone goes to for answers.You would implement the plans and policies designed, planned and managed by the CISO or CSO who would typically hold the more advanced Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Gold Standard certification from (ISC)2 and operate in a managerial capacity as opposed to hands-on like you.
The SSCP is ideal for those working towards positions such as Network Security Engineers, Security Systems Analysts or Security Administrators. This is also the perfect course for personnel in many other non-security disciplines that require an understanding of security but do not have information security as a primary part of their job description. This large and growing group includes information systems auditors; application programmers; system, network and database administrators; business unit representatives and systems analysts.