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Re: CISSP versus Associate CISSP
From: "J. Oquendo" <sil () infiltrated net>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:41:53 -0500

On 2/14/2012 12:03 PM, Juan Morales wrote:
That is correct. As soon as you get enough working experience, you can
then become a CISSP.

Hate to re-state the obvious but I know plenty of others who can confirm this although many would choose to place their tails between their legs instead of rocking the boat.

I know of a few people (over a dozen) who have had zero years security experience, have crammed, taken and passed the CISSP then had their friends (current CISSPs) vouch for them, ask their managers to "tweak" their positions in order to get their certifications.

The whole "experience" portion of this certification is bogus if you ask me and their is no way outside of ISC2 personnel doing independent verification checks to validate an exam taker's qualifications. So in theory, you need N amount of years experience to become a CISSP, in reality, money is what makes ISC2's world go round.

J. Oquendo

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