Individuals working in the file transfer industry frequently have earned one or more certifications through training and testing. These certifications generally fall into one of three categories:
File Transfer Security Certification: (ISC)2 and SANS certified individuals have a good understanding of security from a vendor-neutral point of view. (CISSP is an (ISC2)2 certification; CCSK is a newer vendor-neutral certification from the Cloud Security Alliance.)
File Transfer Workflow Certification: Surprisingly little exists today for certified training in the area of workflow design, implementation or operations. PMP certified project managers and Six Sigma trained personnel may fall in this category today.
File Transfer Vendor Certification: Cisco Firewall Specialists and Sterling Integrator Mapping Specialists are examples of vendor-specific certification programs for individuals.