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Newcomer II

Associate of (ISC)2 - What has been your experience? Reposted in Career Discussions Group

Hello

 

I came to (ISC)2 as an Associate.  I later achieved the CISSP and then the CCSP.  In between achieving the Associate and the CISSP, I moved to another country.  Having the Associate allowed me to take on a job in information security.

 

I am wondering what other Associate's experience has been.

 

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Contributor II

Re: Associate of (ISC)2 - What has been your experience? Reposted in Career Discussions Group

In my entire career thus far, i can only recall meeting one person with an associate. It was about 6 years ago and when we got the CV, I was the only person reviewing it who knew what it was — and everyone knew CISSP, etc.

Frankly, I think there is a lot of confusion about whether it constitutes a credential or not, even on the part of some who have heard of it. As an entry level credential, or even for someone with 1-2 years of experience, it seems to lose to the marketing aspect of Security+, CEH, etc., which are ones everyone knows about and there are clear minimum expectations around them in the minds of hiring managers. They also check-box 8507.1. CISSP does get listed with “(or associate)”, but I feel like the associate designation might just highlight the lack of experience compared to a full CISSP in a way that having a similar but unrelated credential may not.
-- wdf//CISSP, CSSLP
Newcomer II

Re: Associate of (ISC)2 - What has been your experience? Reposted in Career Discussions Group

Well, if anyone os confused by the Associate of (ISC)2 designtion, they should read David Shearer’s post on the subject.

 

Alternatively, they can look at these urls:

 

What is the Associate of (ISC)² Program? https://youtu.be/CiKlzr64xIs

How do I become and Associate of (ISC)²? https://youtu.be/RK0UWb58Wm0

Associate of (ISC)² Webpage: https://www.isc2.org/associate/default.aspx


Contributor I

Re: Associate of (ISC)2 - What has been your experience? Reposted in Career Discussions Group

Congrats