ASIS International’s Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification is highly beneficial for security professionals seeking leadership roles. It has its flaws but, anecdotally, I have seen it mentioned in job ads more often than any other designation. When I passed the requisite exam in early February and promised to offer my thoughts, the reaction from future test-takers was welcoming. So here they are. To paraphrase the Law & Order TV franchise, “this is my story. DUN DUN.”
Historically there has been a shortage of college and university-level education programs focused on the knowledge, skills and competencies required for effective management of corporate security risk-related activities.
According to a Security magazine poll, the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification from ASIS International is at the top of 30% of security leaders’ lists of what certifications they plan to obtain this year. The CPP was closely followed by the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional, from (ISC)2).