CompTIA CASP blog articles at TechExams.Net

JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,668 Admin

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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,882 Mod
    Looks very thorough. Will read tomorrow during my commute. Thanks for the taking the time to do this.
  • ptilsenptilsen Member Posts: 2,835 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Very good JD. This mostly confirms what most of us have been saying.

    However, let's take it a step further: If you were interviewing candidates or selecting candidates to interview based on resumes, what kind of impact would CASP have on your decisions? Would it make a significant difference for any candidate at any level?
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,668 Admin
    From my point of view, certifications held by job candidates that are relevant to a job position I am hiring for will cause me to give them a call for an interview sooner than other resumes on the pile that don't have relevant certs. I don't make any assumptions on skill or expertise based on certifications acquired by a candidate. I only assume candidates have strong exposure to the information covered by their certs. I still need to interview them to know what they can/can't do.

    As for CASP, it shows someone has exposure to the types of security controls, policies, and issues that mid-to-large enterprises face. Someone with CASP knows something about security design, implementation, and troubleshooting. For the line of work that I am presently in, I would certainly consider favoring the holder of CASP with an interview to find out what they really know and can do.
  • timrvttimrvt Member Posts: 28 ■□□□□□□□□□
    CASP has just been added to the DoD 8570 certs...iat III /iam II
    and GIAC GSE and GIAC GSIF removed.......
    from the 2013 DIAP 01/24 meeting
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,668 Admin
    Do you have a link to official documentation or an announcement?
  • broli720broli720 Member Posts: 394 ■■■■□□□□□□
    timrvt wrote: »
    CASP has just been added to the DoD 8570 certs...iat III /iam II
    and GIAC GSE and GIAC GSIF removed.......
    from the 2013 DIAP 01/24 meeting

    You have to have a link before you make claims like this...

    Found the link: IT Training Programs | Microsoft Training in Northern VA
    Don't know how reliable this is though
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,668 Admin
    That graphic certainly shows CASP added, but shows GIAC's GISF and GSE too. I'll keep a lookup for an official DoD press release to verify what changes to 8570.01 actually occurred.
  • sigsoldiersigsoldier Member Posts: 136 ■■■□□□□□□□
    It is official, it just hasn't been added to DISA's cert table yet. The GSE and GISF will be removed.

    If you have a DoD cac, PM me and I will send you a link to read about it.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,668 Admin
  • timrvttimrvt Member Posts: 28 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I dont fwd DoD email links.....really..
  • DarrilDarril Member Posts: 1,588
    Great information on the CASP. Good to see it has been approved for DoD. Even though JDMurray mentions in his blog that most job boards don't recognize "CASP" as a valid search term right now, with it approved by DoD, that is sure to change though it might still take some time. I found it really interesting that the DoD table (posted unofficially here: IT Training Programs | Microsoft Training in Northern VA) shows CASP on the same level of the CISSP in many categories.
  • da_vatoda_vato Member Posts: 445
    That means there is going to be demmand for better study material..... icon_study.gif (hint, hint... Darril)
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