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Re: Which CERT to get
From: "Meritt James" <meritt_james () bah com>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 09:10:44 -0500

It really depends on what your intentions for your career are (yes, the
CISSP is more managerial and the SSCP more technical) as well as your
intended client base (some care, some don't).

There are other certifications, but WHY is a "big deal" and we would
need to know more on your goals for any recommendation.

Jim

"Jordan, Jason D. \"Dallas\"" wrote:

Hello List,
   I would like to get some opinions on which cert would be better to get.  I know this has been discussed a bit here 
on the list, but I have a couple specific certs I mind.  I was wanting to know which would be the better one to 
pursue, the CISSP or the
SSCP?  Both are from ISC2.  I am presently trying to get into the security field and have been told the CISSP would 
be the best one to get, but it seems to be a bit more managerially focused.  I'm not really trying to be a Security 
manger.  I would like
to have the more technical skills.  Is the SSCP more technical or is it similar to the CISSP?  Any opinions and 
advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Thank You,

Dallas Jordan  MCSE, CCNA
Electronics Technician II
Honeywell Technology Solutions
1010 Bankton Drive
Hanahan, SC 29406
843-744-1221  Ext 11

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Booz | Allen | Hamilton
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