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Contributor III

Re: Put provisional pass on resume?

While all the certifying bodies I known of (ISC2, ISACA, etc) encourage folks to post or share that they passed an exam on social media, they do NOT want you to put this on your resume as it may give the false impression that you have the certification when you don't (yet).  Same for your LinkedIn profile.

 

Until you receive the email that confirms you now have the certification, don't do it.  In fact, you can get in trouble for this.

 

I also discourage people from saying they "are working on the CISSP" or the like on their resume.

 

As to the Associate of ISC2.  It doesn't indicate which test you passed.  You can certainly tell a potential employer that you passed and what you passed, but that's it.

 

 

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Michael Brown, CISSP, HCISPP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, GSLC, GSTRT, ISSA Fellow
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Viewer II

Re: Put provisional pass on resume?

This topic appears to come up a lot and I had the same question when I passed the exam in early January.  This thread should provide some guidance - https://community.isc2.org/t5/Certifications/CISSP-Endorsement-Wait/td-p/15458

 

Hope this helps!

 

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Newcomer I

Re: Put provisional pass on resume?

I went through that thread, and a few others, and I haven't seen anything that looked like an official answer, or that referenced any published guidelines.  At best, I've seen that you can't claim to have completed the certificate when it's not completed, but nothing pertaining to stating that it is in progress.

 

This is the first exam that I've taken where there was a significant gap between the exam and the official conferment of the certification.  The closest I've come to something similar would be something like the CCNP, where I could list that I'd passed specific exams, and was working toward completing the set.

 

I'm at a point where I'm starting the process of looking for a job, and I'd like to be able to convey on a resume that I've passed the exam, and I'm working through the endorsement process.  However, I also don't want to risk something that would put me on the wrong side of the ToS.

 

I am thinking of putting something like this: CISSP in progress (exam passed, pending endorsement and verification)

 

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Community Champion

Re: Put provisional pass on resume?

The thread that @toastedpenguin linked contains a link to this thread:

 

https://community.isc2.org/t5/Member-Support/Waiting-for-endorsement-Am-i-quot-Associate-quot/m-p/84...

 

Where @Melleive had contacted ISC2 and been advised what was permissible to say in terms of provisionally passing an exam while awaiting endorsement.

 

The actual post is here:

 

https://community.isc2.org/t5/Member-Support/Waiting-for-endorsement-Am-i-quot-Associate-quot/m-p/84...

 

Although, you should read the full thread for context and written confirmation from @amandavanceISC2 on the correct verbiage.

 

I was in the same boat a while ago and did exactly this.

 

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Newcomer I

Re: Put provisional pass on resume?

Awesome! thanks @AlecTrevelyan!

 

It would be nice if that information was put in the logo guidelines or something.  With the 8-week wait for such a valuable certification I would expect most people have the same question, and there's not a clear answer that's easy to find.