Welcome to the SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA Site!
Our chapter is offering review courses for the CISM & CISA certifications. We are holding our review courses on the weekends so as to not impact your work schedule. Plan to join us if you are taking the June 2014 certification exam or if you just need some CPEs. 16 CPEs at a great price!!!!
May brings us Peter Morin conducting a 1 or 2-day session (take your pick) on Penetration Testing - Techniques, Tools, and Exploits. This workshop-style session walks attendees through the various stages of attack from reconnaissance to scanning, target exploitation, password attacks, ex-filtration of data, etc. The second day session will be hands-on (bring your own laptop) where students will be able to use tools such as nmap, Nessus and the Metasploit framework to attack and subvert security controls on systems in a lab environment.
Our June event will be a 3 hour presentation on Big Data followed by our 5th annual social event at Jillian’s. You can attend one or both, your choice. It will be held on Thursday, June 19 and you can find all the details on the website.
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Have you heard the buzz about badges?
Open badges are online representations of an achievement. ISACA’s open badges, offered in compliance with the Mozilla Open Badges Standard, provide our certification holders additional value by enabling interested parties to learn more about the credentials via single-click verification. When they click on your badge, they link to metadata that describe your qualifications and the process required to earn them. This extra layer of content helps you tell a more complete and compelling story of your achievements.
With your ISACA open badge you can share your ISACA certifications on popular social and professional networking sites, emails or personal web sites. The visual representation of your ISACA certification will also allow your contacts to verify the credentials that you have achieved. It is a quick and easy way to share your achievements with your contacts. You’ve worked hard to earn your certification, so why not share this accomplishment with your colleagues?
The chapter board is excited to get more involved with social media. Please like us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ISACASC and join our LinkedIn group by visiting http://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1104037&trk=anet_ug_hm. I want to give a shout-out to Takilla Richards for taking the initiative on the social media front. Thanks so much for offering to take this on for the chapter.
Also, SC Midlands ISACA has now opened a Twitter account. Class notices will shoot out to you, along with ISACA International news. To follow us on Twitter just look for @scmidlandsisaca
According to the latest IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index™ (ITSCPI) report from Foote Partners LLC, individuals who have attained ISACA certification ranked among the highest on its pay performance index. The average pay premiums for 289 IT certifications were surveyed and CISM and CGEIT tied with other certifications as the fourth highest-paying certification for the second quarter of 2013. CISA and CRISC tied as the fifth highest-paying certification. In addition, CGEIT’s market value increased by 10 percent during the quarter ending 1 July 2013.
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