You have read about the different certification and degree programs. Using a variety of sources, carefully select which degrees and/or certifications you think would best qualify you to become a successful security specialist. Map out the progression of these certifications and degrees, giving a description of the programs and how you would go about completing each one. Your task is to provide the following:
- Give a description of the certification or degree program.
- List the cost of the certification or degree (semester hour).
- Describe how often you need to re-certify, and describe if there are any CEUs you must complete after testing for your certification.
- Explain why you selected each certification or degree program.
- Describe any self-study opportunities that are available with these programs.
Conduct your research using the CSU Online Library and the Internet. Your paper should be a minimum of two pages in length. You must have a minimum of two references, at least one of which must be from the CSU Online Library. Make sure your paper is formatted using APA style. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism.
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