Question on Converting Associate into Full Credential

DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
Let's say you decide to get the SSCP or CISSP w/o enough security experience. So you become an associate for the specific cert.

The certs expire in 3 years, correct? So what if within 2 years of taking the exam, you gain enough experience to be fully certified. Would you be able to convert to the full credentials?

Just from reading the info on their site it seems like if you're unable to get the full credential within 9 months you become an associate and that's it; you're stuck as an associate unless you retake the exam.

Sorry if it's a dumb question.
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  • emerald_octaneemerald_octane Member Posts: 613
    If you registered for the Associate of ISC2 toward CISSP test, passed and received the designation, you have SIX years to get the required experience. AMFs and a certain number of CPEs are still required. I know this to be fact as of 12/09/2012.

    Full blown CISSP cert DOES NOT expire unless you don't keep up with the aforementioned AMFs and CPEs.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,892 Admin
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,013 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Oh ok, I should have checked my facts before making this thread lol.

    So, I guess if you can't get the required experience within the allotted time, the cert expires and you'll need to re-take the exam at that point?
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,892 Admin
    Yes, if you can't acquire the prerequisite professional experience in the given amount of time you will loose the Associate of the (ISC)2 status, and you will be required to retake and pass the specific exam again to become certified.
  • emerald_octaneemerald_octane Member Posts: 613
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    So, I guess if you can't get the required experience within the allotted time, the cert expires and you'll need to re-take the exam at that point?

    Keep in mind the Associate of ISC2 designation is not a cert in and of itself. It's simply a designation to say that you have passed the CISSP exam but don't have the required experience (or you havn't yet been awarded the full designation).

    Since it is given only to those in the inbetween phase it of course doesn't have many perks. No cert or wallet card. Your name won't come up on the ISC2 verification page. But you can still use the "Associate of ISC2 toward CISSP" designation on your resume.
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