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Put CISSP focus areas to use on your network

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Have you earned CISSP certification, or do you have plans to do so? Does anyone in your organization have this cert? What do you think about putting certification focus areas to use on your network? Share your comments about applying certification knowledge on the job, as discussed in the Dec. 10 Security Solutions newsletter.

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CISSP

by lblasiot In reply to Put CISSP focus areas to ...

Having a CISSP is great but that does not fully enable one to get the job done. Don't be fooled by a certification. A consistent track record of accomplishment is more important.

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CISSP cert

by OldITProfessional In reply to Put CISSP focus areas to ...

Have you earned CISSP certification, or do you have plans to do so? I do not have my CISSP, but am preparing for it. To me, obtaining this particular certification is not a race, but a marathon. I can't imagine that any one particular person is an expert at all the domains, as the level understanding to become an expert in any one of the domains could fill a career. Therefore, I will continue to educate myself and apply what I've learned to the areas I do not have full understanding. I am also attending graduate school to get my Masters of Information Security - this program shadows the domains of the CISSP. The combination of technical and business skills learned in graduate school along with self-study and many years of work experience will help me successfully pass the CISSP.

Does anyone in your organization have this cert? No, and I work for one of the nation's top 10 banks!

What do you think about putting certification focus areas to use on your network? Best practices are just that...best practices. Certification can help a person understand the knowledge required not only to intellectually understand the practice, but more importantly implement the practice successfully. Although experience in these areas are important, there are always gaps - even YOU have gaps in your skill set...certification help you discover where you might need to improve. The areas that certification (e.g., CISSP) represent are deemed as the most important in a vendor neutral enviroment. If an employee can master the domains and utilize their previous experience..then putting functional certification areas to work on a network will ulitmately harden the network.

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Certs only get you in the door

by bbanis2k In reply to CISSP cert

I have 14 certifications right now, and there are people that I work with that have one...maybe even none that are able to get the job done.

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