Is CISSP worth ?

Zed2017Zed2017 Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello guys !!!

I recently join this forum and this is my first post.

Background: I have 20+ years of experience in IT infrastructure including design, implementation, support and since last 10 years completely moved to IT manager's profile with service delivery and project management skills.

Future goal: Its been few months I was thinking to focus more towards InfoSec and CyberSec domain. After quite a bit of research came to conclusion that CISSP might be the good "point of start" (???)

Seeking guidance: I would appreciate suggestion on my below queries from people who are CISSP certified.


1. Is it really worth to go for CISSP certification with such background as mine?
2. Did you get recognition after bin CISSP ?
3. Did you come across to a great demand for CISSP from existing or new employers?
4. If at all one has to prepare for CISSP, - what could be the best study plan, materials, Do's, Dont's etc.

Thanks in advance for spending time on reading my post and possible response !!!


  • Danielm7Danielm7 Member Posts: 2,310 ■■■■■■■■□□
    1. yes
    2. yes
    3. yes
    4. Follow the many threads in this forum where people post that they passed and give details on their materials and study plans.
  • dhay13dhay13 Member Posts: 580 ■■■■□□□□□□
    For starters read the Sybex 7th Ed. and watch Kelly Handerhan videos on That will get you a good start.
  • ivx502ivx502 Member Posts: 61 ■■■□□□□□□□
    1. Yes
    2. Yes and No like with most things your YMMV.
    3. Yes mostly new employers my current one at the time didn't care about it, until I sided with the network security manager over an issue. Then it became a major problem.
    4. Danelm7 summed it up best there's plenty of ways to study for this exam pick and choose the methods that work for you.
  • jt2929jt2929 Member Posts: 244 ■■■□□□□□□□
    do you have at least 5 years of experience in 2 of the 8 domains? Just because you are in IT does not mean you are in IT security.
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