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Re: RE: Re: University Degree or CISSP
From: shelmire () securityfocus com, at () securityfocus com, psc () securityfocus com, dot () securityfocus com, edu () securityfocus com
Date: 25 Jan 2006 17:16:17 -0000

Experience and what you know are the most important qualifications. A degree helps, but if you know not, it is useless. 
In undergrad it's hard to find classes where you will learn much, but it does provide a basis.

before I had my bachelors I did a lot of boring grunt work(net technician, COBOL programming, et cetera). After I had 
most of my bachelors finished I was able to land some pretty cool jobs working for people working on cool projects. 
After I finished my bachelors I was able to work on cool projects. After I finish my masters I hope to lead even cooler 
projects. It's not necessary it just speeds things up.

If you are finding yourself in a position where you seem to not be able to get into the positions you want or like, 
then a degree may be the key. 

CISSP is a line item on a resume, an education is a foundation.

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