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Re: The Value of GIAC/GSEC Certification
From: Kim Guldberg <kim () bufferzone dk>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 22:18:19 +0100

Ohhhh yes, Big time

CISSP is a broad common body of knowledge certification with no depth at all. IMHO anybody with 3 weeks time to spend, a reasonable head, a heart for reading and remembering can pass a CISSP.

GIAC certifications requires knowledge, skill and understanding and has depth. GIAC certifications are practical as well as theoretical.

A CISSP certification is a foundation certification that will lead to a entry level job in the IT security industry or a non technical job, i.e. sales or marketing, unless you have other expert level technical education in witch case a CISSP will serve as an introduction into an IT security job

GIAC will lead you to an expert level job, i.e. firewall analyst, forensic analyst and the likes

Regards
Kim Guldberg
GCFW, CPSA



andrews () rbacomm com skrev:

Does the GIAC/GSEC certification have value for someone with the CISSP certification?

I am planning on getting my CISSP this year, but I may have a chance to go for the GSEC a bit earlier. Would that add any value, or is it a waste of time if I can attain the CISSP?

Brad




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