Home page logo

fulldisclosure logo Full Disclosure mailing list archives

Re: Security Certifications
From: Leo Security <security () fastmail fm>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2003 19:19:22 -0500

I have checked the content and syllabi of most of the subjects offered for these certs and was disappointed. They are a waste of time. My advice will be to use your time for the deep study of operating systems. That would make you a better security analyst. Most employers have had it with certs and do not give much importance to it any more. Certifications were hot untill 2000. There value is going downhill since then.

I would only go for certs if my employer requires it and pays me for it. I will never like to spend my own money on certs.

Thats my opinion.


hellNbak wrote:
Be sure when filling out the questionaire from ISC2 that you lie if you
have been a part of any "hacking" groups or have used a nym.  Honesty *IS
NOT* the best policy in this case.

I have a friend in Tokyo who took the lead auditor course and passed the
test, he said it was horrible and not worth the time or money

On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Ron DuFresne wrote:

Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 09:08:21 -0600 (CST)
From: Ron DuFresne <dufresne () winternet com>
To: Rizwan Ali Khan <rizwanalikhan74 () yahoo com>
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com, security-basics () securityfocus com,
    certification () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Security Certifications

Your quickest bet here is to do a google search on cisa and then on cissp.
You'll gt pointers to the governing bodies and such, pointers to lists of
pretesting help, local affiliations as well as testing sites in the near
future and much more in the first 10-20 links google returns.


Ron DuFresne

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Rizwan Ali Khan wrote:

I have heard of CISA and CISSP as Security
Certifications, but could someone shed some light and
give information about the governing bodies of the
following Certifications, and where to get their
suggested training material/ books etc.

And if it is possible to give their exams from

BS7799/ISO7799 lead auditor
Prince 2

Do you Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Tax Center - forms, calculators, tips, more
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Charter: http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html

"Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity.  It
eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation." -- Johnny Hart
        ***testing, only testing, and damn good at it too!***

OK, so you're a Ph.D.  Just don't touch anything.

Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Charter: http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html

Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Charter: http://lists.netsys.com/full-disclosure-charter.html

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]