Understanding which certification is right for you can be a daunting task. (ISC)² itself has a portfolio of credentials related to cybersecurity, with specializations in certain areas. Credential Engine hopes to help people navigate the sometimes-cloudy world of certifications.
Launched on December 7, 2017, Credential Engine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting transparency and literacy in the credential marketplace, to make it easier for people to figure out what certification is best for them no matter where they find themselves in their career.
The organization came out of the Credential Transparency Initiative (CTI) which started back in 2013. While Credential Engine on its registry will list certifications in all fields – not just cybersecurity – their goal is to create a clear and consistent way for organizations to share what their certifications are about.