Industry Certifications

An “industry certification” (meaning, a “certification” which is designed to be related to a person's knowledge of the industry) has become recognized among the computer industry as being a standard. Opinions on their worth do vary somewhat. As generalizations, these certifications may be more valued in some professions, such as computer network technicians, while they have been valued less for professionals performing other roles, such as software development.

The section on providing services professionally: formal credentials subsection provides further details about industry certifications, such as signing up for the certifications and some broader overviews about the certifications.

This section is more focused on just providing/reviewing technical knowledge related to the topics that are likely to be covered by the exams for certifications. Much of what is in this section may just be references to resources (including other sections of ][Cyber Pillar][). People who are planning to take the examinations needed for the certifications are encouraged to look over these details.

Hurricane Electric

See: TOOGAM's guide to using IPv6. That tutorial mentions this certification.


CompTIA certification info provides information about multiple certifications, including these:


Don't miss out! Before taking this certification, people planning to take this exam should/must follow the steps needed so they automatically get the LPIC-1 certification when they pass CompTIA's Linux+ certification. This might need to be done BEFORE taking the CompTIA certification, so make sure to do it. There are other perks to obtain after getting the “CompTIA Linux+” certification. For details, see: CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI, and/or CompTIA Linux+, and/or providing services professionally: formal credentials (specifically: Multiple certifications related to CompTIA Linux+/LPIC).


See: guide to CompTIA's Network+. (Additional resources are also mentioned by providing services professionally: formal credentials: CompTIA Network+.)


See: Cisco certifications.


This site intentionally does not expect to cover all of the information that is likely to be on the CCNA.

See: CCNA Routing and Switching.

CCNA Security

See: Cisco's “CCNA Security” certification.