Sorry if this has been addressed already, but I looked around the boards but couldn't find an answer so I thought I'd ask. That said, does anyone know if you have to go through the 4-6 week endorsement period when getting a CISSP concentration like the ISSEP or ISSAP?
wouldn't your experience already have been validated during the endorsement process for getting the CISSP?
The devil is in the details. The CISSP domains do not perfectly align with the concentration domains, so the validation also does not perfectly align.
Candidates must be a CISSP in good standing and have two years cumulative paid work experience in one or more of the six domains of the CISSP-ISSAP CBK. [cite]
The only difference with the endorsement process for the concentrations is you don't need an endorser, you effectively self-endorse, but you still need to provide details about your experience, and you still need to wait for the process to complete which is more like 6-8 weeks these days.
Well, for ISC2, the certification number (a.k.a. Member ID) shown on the certificate will be the same for all of their certifications you earn.
2 months just seems like a long time to get a certification after passing the test.
Agreed. Given that the bulk of the time (i.e. 7.5 of 8 weeks) is spent standing in line, it indicates that staffing levels are not aligned with the workload. Fixing that is a management issue. Here's hoping that they use some of the new found AMF money to solve this and maybe even improving to the point where they routinely beat their SLAs.