[nycbug-talk] CISSP test on july 16
george at sddi.net
Tue Apr 12 19:48:42 EDT 2005
On Apr 12, 2005, at 5:58 PM, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Marc Spitzer <mspitzer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is a test for the cissp cert on July 16 in NYC.
> Is this something that is generally considered worthwhile? I've been
> looking around at what kind of certifications there are these days, and
> aside from the cisco certs, I just plain don't know about any others.
Of all certs, I think the CISSP ranks way up there in terms of
reputation, and body of knowledge covered.
As it is a security cert, it should be compared to the SANS GSEC. . .
both cover ten areas that are very similar. The CISSP has one sitdown
6 hour exam at a center, the GSEC has 2 x 3 hour online exams, and
until recently, a practical paper.
My perception has been that the GSEC is a more technical exam, and the
CISSP is more management. . . at least in the eyes of HR directors.
Not that I've had a job interview in a long while, but from discussions
I think it really depends on the direction you plan to move. . . if
security is it, then either of those make sense.
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