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Newcomer I

CISSP concentrations and endorsement

Hi Everyone,

 

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?

 

Thanks!

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Community Champion

Re: CISSP concentrations and endorsement

In brief the answer is yes. Your experience still needs to be validated before the certification is awarded. 

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Newcomer I

Re: CISSP concentrations and endorsement

Thanks very much for the answer. I just want to make doubly sure that I was clear with my question. If you have the CISSP already and want to just add a concentration to it then you'll still need to wait for that endorsement period? Maybe I'm misunderstanding something about the concentrations, but wouldn't your experience already have been validated during the endorsement process for getting the CISSP?
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Re: CISSP concentrations and endorsement


@Latency wrote:
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]

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Newcomer I

Re: CISSP concentrations and endorsement

Thanks for the confirmation!