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RE: CISM or CISSP first
From: "Wade Mackey" <wmackey () comcast net>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 23:40:31 -0400

I don't have the CISM, but I do have a lot of other sets of letters.  The
CISSP wins hands down for market value.  All you have to do is search
Monster or Dice and see how many hits you get.  I have the CISA and CISSP
and I would say they are of about equal difficulty.  I would think CISM
would be in the same league.

Wade Mackey

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Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 8:40 PM
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Subject: CISM or CISSP first


I work as IT Infrastracture and Security cosultant from 10 years for
large organization.

I would like to take a certification in IT Security. I am a technology
guy working on large integration project on security aspect , but
often involved in auditing, policy management and process part of
security (the part often missing, more than the tech stuff). I match
the experience requisite of both cism & cissp. I am already CISA &
ISO27001 certified.

What have been your esperience with cissp or cism certification?
Which one is more value (on the market and as  a way of studing
interesting new stuff)? What topic are better covered by the two
certification? Which one is easier to study and pass?

Can you share with me your thought?

Best Regards,

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