This week's book giveaway is in the Cloud/Virtualization forum.
We're giving away four copies of Building Blockchain Apps and have Michael Yuan on-line!
See this thread for details.
Win a copy of Building Blockchain Apps this week in the Cloud/Virtualization forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Knute Snortum
  • Bear Bibeault
Sheriffs:
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Junilu Lacar
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Moores
  • Carey Brown
  • salvin francis
Bartenders:
  • Tim Holloway
  • Piet Souris
  • Frits Walraven

Is CISSP worth it

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 119
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What is the market value of CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)?
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 490
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Depends what you want to do with it.

The people I personally know that have it perform network security evaluations for banks, insurance companies, etc.

Unlike most certifications, CISSP actually requires real expertise and experience. There is an exam but that isn't the only requirement, You need 5 years experience as a security professional, and they do have a list of what does and what doesn't count. If you have a BS or MS related to IS that counts as 1 year. And you need to get an existing CISSP to sign off on your application, then you can take the test. Not only that every three years you have to re-certify.

This is the field I am studying in my MS in CS program. From people in industry that I have talked to, this is the one cert that seems to be required. This cert is what I am shooting for.

If you want to work as a network security person it is worth it, otherwise it is a lot of effort for not much gain. If you are just fishing around and don't have a passion for security than I wouldn't think this is a good cert to try and get.
 
Villains always have antidotes. They're funny that way. Here's an antidote disguised as a tiny ad:
Java file APIs (DOC, XLS, PDF, and many more)
https://products.aspose.com/total/java
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!