I stopped at your post. Frankly, I get impressed by it.
I have failed on my CISSP 4 days ago and am so down but I have the challenge to do the exam soon again, I need the recommendation.
About myself, I don't have work experience in INFOSEC but I postgraduate from network and system security analyst.
I can offer this to you as my recommendation... you may be shooting too high at the CISSP. This exam ask questions that requires critical thought of people with the requisite experience in INFOSEC occupations. It's tough because it requires for one to have dealt with the situation on several questions, and for those test takers to have applied the recommended ISC2 solutions. The test can offer 4/4 correct answers, and your job is to select the most appropriate answer. This is the reason why it's tough for even experienced professionals. If your degree is in INFOSEC from a very reputable school, then it's possible that you can pass this test. You'd need to find a job then where you can apply what you have learned.
Thanks you for your note, frankly my professors recommended CISSP for security or Cisco for operation. I love to work in IT security field so, I studied CISSP and it wasn't that hard, however the exam as you said need work experience addition to education.
Now I am thinking to go for SSCP , may be it is suited to me.
I am searching which materials/ book to study.
I do appreciate and I hope to get your CCSP soon.
Thank you J_M007, Actually your recommendations are perfect and I am going to change my mind and think about SSCP. As I mentioned I don't have IT security work experience but I studied very well which not enough to pass CISSP. In my place,,, to graduate with high score and high rank school still is not enough to get job.
The most important is the Certification, Resume and cover letter.
Now, I am looking for which materials to study, I appreciated if you have the answer.
Thank you again,
You're most welcome Suraya.
I think you have an excellent attitude. and I am sure you will go far. Cert, resume and cover letter are very important it's true. What's maybe most important, however, is teamwork, willingness and desire to keep plugging.
As Lamont says, sometimes 4 out of 4 options are correct; but the differentiator is the context, and experience sees you through.
"Right" can sometimes be the adversary of "best," and "right" will sometimes put you in a bad spot. But this is precisely why there are canons and ethics to assist you. (I am talking real world here, not exams or simulations.)
So "Keep on Truckin'"; keep learning; and keep accumulating your experience and learning good practices.