CISSP VS. CCSP

M@rv1n[email protected] Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
I will ask this question in the cissp forum also. Which is more useful to get. I work with the DOD, and they use primarly CISCO equiptment, and i personally feel the CCSP is easier being that i work in that enviornment, but it will give me a warm and fuzzy having the CISSP. I need guidance. Im lookin at a 3 month 4+ hour days 7 days a week studying for both. So any advice is welcomed.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    These are really two totally different certifications. One is for specific vendor equipment and the other covers a broad range of security topics.

    If I were you I'd go ahead and knock out the CCSP while you actually have hands on with the equipment.
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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I don't think that's a reasonable time-frame for either though.
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Three months per CCSP exam I hope he means icon_wink.gif
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  • M@rv1n[email protected] Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    dynamik wrote:
    I don't think that's a reasonable time-frame for either though.


    Been studyin for both, im at a point where i need a direction.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    dynamik wrote:
    I don't think that's a reasonable time-frame for either though.


    Been studyin for both, im at a point where i need a direction.
    What kind of study materials have you been using?

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  • M@rv1n[email protected] Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Slowhand wrote:
    dynamik wrote:
    I don't think that's a reasonable time-frame for either though.


    Been studyin for both, im at a point where i need a direction.
    What kind of study materials have you been using?

    CBT's and tech forums, and I work with some CISSP's and CCSP's. SO alot of reading and hands on ad lecture from my co-works.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    From what I understand, you'll be doing a whole lot more theory and reading for CISSP, and if you've been doing hands-on work with Cisco equipment, you're probably better off studying for the CCSP exams. You can always do CISSP later on, if you should still want it.

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  • M@rv1n[email protected] Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Slowhand wrote:
    From what I understand, you'll be doing a whole lot more theory and reading for CISSP, and if you've been doing hands-on work with Cisco equipment, you're probably better off studying for the CCSP exams. You can always do CISSP later on, if you should still want it.

    Which one looks better on my resume. Im not doin this for love, Im doin it for money. Im askin cuz alot of you guys and gals have the certs im lookin for.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    If its just for money the CISSP probably has more earning potential. It will be a lot easier to to study for something you enjoy though.
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  • M@rv1n[email protected] Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    If its just for money the CISSP probably has more earning potential. It will be a lot easier to to study for something you enjoy though.

    Ok, thanks. CISSP= More Money, CCSP= easier for me. but along with my other certs MCSE2K3: Security, Sec +, CCNA. My earning potential should ok right?
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    The real question is, do you meet the experience requirements for CISSP? If you don't, then CCSP might be your only option, of the two. As far as earning potential goes, you'll be making plenty of cash either way, but CISSP is high in demand and very recognizable, (it's become an industry buzz-term that HR managers pounce on). The tradeoff, though, will be that you'll be put to work doing very difficult, time-demanding things. The name of the game will be high levels of responsibility, knowledge, and pressure, in order to maintain that paycheck. Experience will also play a big part in that, you'll be expected to demonstrate a high level of security expertise along with producing a long list of previous security management and administration work.

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  • M@rv1n[email protected] Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have the Experience required for the CISSP, and I already have a co-worker to endorse me when I pass. I think I will go CISSP jus for the Money and the share EGO boosting of it. Thanks for all the advice, but keep it comming I am always open, my CISSP book is not here yet.
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