I have 3 years of experience in Information security industry with a 4-year college graduation in computer science engineering. My query -
- Can I take up CISSP now, become an associate and then convert to full CISSP within a year (when I become 4 years experienced - Currently I am 3 years experienced)? I read that I can get a 1-year waiver if I have 4 years of a college degree. Will this be applicable to associate as well?
Yes, take the exam and when you pass apply for CISSP with your four years of experience confirmed by your endorser. Yes, the degree means you only need 4 years, not 5, of experience.
There is no experience requirement for Associate.
- Do I need to take up CISSP again once I get adequate experience? or its just that I need to show the proof of experience (4 years here, hope the waiver applies here due to 4 years of college degree)
No need to re-take the exam. Passing to become Associate checks that block. However, you do need to earn some CPEs eah year as an Associate. Be sure to understand the CPE Guidelines and record CPE as you earn them. My advice - start accumulating 40 per year as teh CISSP requires, instead of the lower number required for Associate.