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RE: The Value of GIAC/GSEC Certification
From: "Nick Duda" <nduda () VistaPrint com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:07:21 -0400
I recently (over the past couple months) passed my GSEC and GCIH. Both
of these have already helped my and my company through numerous
occasions. Glad I have them.
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Kim Guldberg
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 5:18 PM
To: andrews () rbacomm com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: The Value of GIAC/GSEC Certification
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
GIAC will lead you to an expert level job, i.e. firewall analyst,
forensic analyst and the likes
andrews () rbacomm com skrev:
Does the GIAC/GSEC certification have value for someone with the CISSP
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?