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Re: The Value of GIAC/GSEC Certification
From: andrews () rbacomm com
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 13:16:24 -0700

Interesting input, thanks to all!

How would the GIAC/GSEC fit in this?  That seems like a much more  
general certification, almost akin to the CISSP.


Quoting Eric <soldidude () yahoo com>:

Two entirely different certs (CISSP vs. various SANS) - depends what  
 you want to do. Seems the CISSP is getting watered down and they  
are  milling people through it to rake in the $$$.

Aside from that, you'll prob get more out of a sans track.

The practical is gone. But, there is a concept of Gold and Silver.   
Silver requires passage of 2 exams. Gold also requires a paper   
relevant to the cert, which can be a fair amount of work. Oh, and   
another $200. Finally, if you score an average of 90% or higher on   
the two exams (for those that require 2), you can participate on an   
advisory board by invitation. It's closed right now, but can get on   
the mailing list. You will also be invited to be a mentor and/or   
teacher for a sans near you.

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