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Viewer II

Re: CCSP, CCSK, or both?

I’m also looking to do a Cloud certification, currently hold the CISSP. I’m leaning more towards the CCSK because with the CCSP, it appears your CISSP CPE credits don’t count and that’s a heck of a lot of credits to maintain annually for both it would seem? I’m 100% for continual learning however thinking further down the line, a full time Infosec job and commitments outside work and CPEs for both ISC2 certs look like quite a handful - has anyone here both, how are you finding it?

 

Thanks,

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Re: CCSP, CCSK, or both?

From ISC2…

 

“If a member holds more than one credential, the CPEs he/she submits will automatically be counted towards all of his/her active credentials.  Members should not enter CPE activities in their record more than one time.”

 

You are fine for more than one cert.

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Newcomer II

Re: CCSP, CCSK, or both?

Awesome,

 

A Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) is an IT (Information Technology) professional who has received formal training from Cisco Systems in network-related security hardware, software and management. CCSPs are commonly employed in IT security departments and as system administrators.

 

The CCSK is a web-based examination of an individual's competency in key cloud security issues. Launched in 2010, the CCSK is a widely recognized standard of expertise and is the industry's primary benchmark for measuring cloud security skillsets.

 

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Newcomer I

Re: CCSP, CCSK, or both?

In this case CCSP is referred to the Certified Cloud Security Professional certification from (ISC)2 and not the CCSP certification from Cisco. The comparison is between the CCSK from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and the CCSP from (ISC)2.

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Newcomer I

Re: CCSP, CCSK, or both?

The CCSK will be sunk to the vaults of irrelevancy. Seeing that the Cloud Security Alliance has teamed up with (ISC)^2 to create a new cloud exam speaks volumes. Always stay away from any certifications that are online and unproctured. It does not matter how an online exam is set up. Anyone can always hire or have someone take the exam for them. There are plenty of "professional" test takers for hire. This is always the main reason given by job recruiters and employers when I ask them why they prefer the CCSP over the CCSK, and that reason is the CCSK is less credible. With the CCSP, you have to go physically take the exam, do a palm vein scan, and present two picture IDs.