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Newcomer II

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

Just to check, is it allowed for an Associate to state these in their CV / Linkedin?

A) Show their respective ISC2 Certificates normally:

Certifications
- SSCP (<Member ID>)


B) Showing their SSCP with Associate wording as part of certifications, and include Pending Endorsement when such filing is actually made.

Certifications
- SSCP (Associate: <Member ID>)
- Pending Endorsement as of <Date>
(ISC)² Team

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

 

Hi Slee047,

 

It would not be in appropriate to list the SSCP if you are still an Associate of (ISC)2.  You can list the Associate of (ISC)2 designation and refer them to your digital badge that will validate the exam and date that you passed the exam.

 

Here's the URL to the webpage were you can claim you digital badge that will make it very easy for potential employers to validate you status:

https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/Digital-Badges

 

If an employer wants to learn about the Associate of (ISC)2 program, they can learn more at:

https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/Associate

 

 

Regards,

 

David Shearer

| CEO | www.isc2.org | dshearer@isc2.org |

Thanks,

David Shearer
| CEO | dshearer@isc2.org | www.isc2.org | iamcybersafe.org |
Viewer II

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

The history was very interesting

And 'associate' status can be confusing for recruiters

For instance in the world of VMware, 'VCA' exists as an entry level qualification. The acronym of which expands to VMware Certified Associate...

(ISC)² Team

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

 

Hi Hydorah,

 

I completely understand. We're trying to raise awareness of our Associate Program with recruiters and the market place.

 

Cheers,

 

David Shearer

| CEO | dshearer@isc2.org | www.isc2.org | iamcybersafe.org | 

Thanks,

David Shearer
| CEO | dshearer@isc2.org | www.isc2.org | iamcybersafe.org |
Newcomer I

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

How do I apply for the ISC2 associate status after the exam? Is that a possibility? Had I known it would take 8+ weeks to get my certification adjudicated, I would have applied with my exam. As I have the experience necessary for full certification, I didn't think ISC2 Associate status was relevant. As it stands, I don't know what I can permissibly tell a potential employer. 

 

Melleive Marce

Moderator

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

@Melleive Thank you for reaching out to us. Here is my response to your question on a different thread on how to create the Associate of (ISC)² status. Once you create the status in your profile, you may list that you are an Associate of (ISC)² on your email signatures, resume, social media, etc... The endorsement process can take up to six (6) weeks for review. Once your endorsement has passed, your Associate status will be removed and you will gain the full CISSP certification.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly at any time. 

 

Best Regards,

Amanda Vance

avance@isc2.org

Community Champion

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status


@Melleive wrote:

How do I apply for the ISC2 associate status after the exam? Is that a possibility? Had I known it would take 8+ weeks to get my certification adjudicated, I would have applied with my exam. As I have the experience necessary for full certification, I didn't think ISC2 Associate status was relevant. As it stands, I don't know what I can permissibly tell a potential employer. 

 

Melleive Marce


@Melleive, if you've met the CISSP requirements, given the fact that the endorsement will take just a bit longer than the awarding of an Associate of (ISC)2 status, I don't suppose the latter will do much good --- unless you've got to meet a potential employer urgently.

 

If that is the case, you could well explain to them that you've cleared the exam --- providing your report to validate this --- and that it's just pending endorsement. I can't say what is permissible / ethically correct if putting the status onto a CV / online form is a requirement, though...

 

 

 

 

Shannon D'Cruz,
CISM, CISSP

www.linkedin.com/in/shannondcruz
Viewer

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

I read this before I passed the SSCP exam recently and added Associate of (ISC)2 to my resume. When I got the email from ISC2 on passing the exam it had my name and address which im not putting as reads below:

 

Eloy Vasquez, Associate SSCP

 

So is that a viloation of their own rules or am i missing something? 

Contributor III

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

The premise the original post in this thread is based on might well have been correct in the past, but has subsequently been proven to be incorrect by current, official interpretations of the guidelines and regulations.

 

Please read the following thread for details on the current, official interpretation:

 

https://community.isc2.org/t5/Certifications/SSCP-combining-with-associate-of-ISC2/td-p/19728

 

In summary, in the thread linked above, one of the admins of this site has stated you are only able to write that you are an Associate of ISC2 on a CV / resume, but are able to explain what that means if asked. i.e. able to state you are working towards, in your own case, SSCP.

 

The key word in the statement above is "you". To that effect, the guidelines and regulations only state what "you" are allowed / not allowed to do.

 

It doesn't say anywhere what ISC2 are allowed to say or do.

 

Newcomer I

Re: Understanding Associate of (ISC)2 Status

Thank you, CraginS for you very detail explanations.  If you let me I want to take advance of this topic to settle couple  sub-questions:

 

Once any person passed the CISSP or SSCP and hold status member of Associate, how long ISC2 wait for him/her for 5 years / 1 years (depending if CISSP or SSCP) to certify his/her cumulative professional experience in order to be a proper certification?

 

And, related SSCP cert path, what other alternatives do I have if the company which I work for, does not allow to work in related field, so I will not able to have needed experience to get certification?

 

Best Regards,

 

Many thanks in advance.

Matias Monteverde Giannini
--
LPIC-3 Certified
Oracle Certified Associate 11g