Well this week has been an exciting one in regards to my learning and professional growth. One of my goals during this entire endeavor has been to acquire as many industry related trade certificates as possible. The biggest benefit is that I’ve been able to apply what I have learned at Point Park University and at the CDC in order to accomplish this goal. With the first half of the internship I was able to earn my CompTia Security+ certification. With this round of the internship I have been able to accomplish another goal. After a long wait, the mail I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived and I am excited to say that I have received another certification as an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker or (CEH). This was a certificate that was highly recommended by my fellow employees. One of my teachers, Professor Bolsinger at Point Park has also recommended it as well in one of the first steps if I am interested in becoming a CIO and working in security. These certificates are just a first step and some of the basic entry level requirements in pursuing security in the IT industry.