SSCP/CISSP

livenliven Member Posts: 918
Ok here is my situation...

I have about 1 and 1/2 years with a title that is just security. However I have done support, administration, networking and developement for many companies (inlcuding a large credit card holdings firm, a correctional facility, and an ISP). For all of these companies I had to employ countless security practices. Security has been on my resume for years as part of my job description and daily duties, but not always my title (until now).

I have just finished the sec +, and I want to take it up a notch... It would be a bummer to accomplish the SSCP if it is ok for me to go for the CISSP.

I have the work experience, and I have an associates degree.

Advice please? If I can only do the SSCP thats fine I will do what I have do to do. It is a respectable cert and will not be unhappy with it. However I know that the SSCP and CISSP are both very demanding and I would like to jump straight into the CISSP. I am certain I will have to study for at least 3 to 6 months (I don't want to kill myself to accomplish this).

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?
encrypt the encryption, never mind my brain hurts.

Comments

  • IonCannonIonCannon Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□
    You should be fine as long as you can document how each of your experiences in your past jobs relate to security. I just put like examples (Telecom, Cryptography) or (Physical Security) beside each of my duties in the other jobs. My endorsement was processed without a problem and my other job titles were like Network Engineer, Communications Engineer, etc. You don't have to be a "Security Analyst" in all your other jobs. If you take it before Oct.1, 2007, you need 4 years total experience with security - 1 for your Sec+, so that's 3. If you wait, you'll need an extra year. As long as you can document the required experience like above, you shouldn't have a problem.

    Hope this helps!
  • livenliven Member Posts: 918
    Thanks that does help!!!

    But there is no way I could be ready for that by oct 1st... That is just a little over 2 months to prepare... I would need at lest 3 to 6....

    SO they are doing away with credit for the security plus huh? That is to bad.


    Well thanks again.
    encrypt the encryption, never mind my brain hurts.
  • IonCannonIonCannon Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□
    No they are not doing away with the credit I don't think they are just adding a year more experience needed. From 4 to 5.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,893 Admin
    If you pass the CISSP exam, but don't yet have the require experience, you will be awarded the Associate of the (ISC)2 designation. This is what I will probably do after I pass the SSCP.

    Associate of (ISC)² Designation FAQ
  • keatronkeatron Security Tinkerer Member Posts: 1,213 ■■■■■■□□□□
    JDMurray wrote:
    If you pass the CISSP exam, but don't yet have the require experience, you will be awarded the Associate of the (ISC)2 designation. This is what I will probably do after I pass the SSCP.

    Associate of (ISC)² Designation FAQ

    JD is absolutely correct. Just make sure you have solid documentation of your experience. You should be fine. Don't forget about the endorsement policy.
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