I have a background as software/test and network engineer with a Gap in my career going to teaching. I'm trying to go back to the field and I need to update my learning. I'm thinking to go into the security engineer field with taking CISSP certificate and I have few questions before I invest time and money in it.
1- I understand the networking layers and basic TCP/IP LAN/WAN configurations and I am a quick learner, but can I pass the certificate without the need to take other certificate/s before it?
2- I have no experience in security, would companies ask for that? and if I pass the CISSP will it be enough for the employer to consider my resume?
3- I need to fill in some paper work for an informational interview for a 2 technical IT preferably who have the certificate and are working, it's a 20-30 mins questionnaire that asks about their daily routine at work and what they need to be successuful at their jobs, etc.
I'm new to the forum and I hope I can find some answers.
Thank you for your time.