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Aug 30, 2003 2:22 am re: re: re: re: re: CISSP
Michael Smith
For some reason, when you're bidding on an infosec contract, the people awarding the contract (the government) like to see it. I work for a consulting firm, which means that they charge more for me on contracts, so they pay me more.

There are resources out there for CISSPs who are looking for jobs. Do a web search.

I tested a couple of weeks ago, and found out that I passed last Monday. I'm waiting on the postman every day now.

The trick is, you have to have more going for you than just the cert, but that's typical everywhere you go. It's a performance-driven industry.

Part of my problem is, in the words of one of the Business Development guys I worked with a month ago, "You're a whiz kid but you don't have anything to show for it because you don't have a 4-year degree." So the certification was one of the ways I could do that.


> Carolyn Burke wrote:
> >>Did the CISSP assist in landing a position for you?!
>>Hmmm...it didn't hurt, though I think my background counted for a lot more. It was worth getting.
>I found out yesterday that I passed the CISSP exam. I'd like to leverage it effectively.
>Suggestions please on using certifications...

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