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Newcomer I

Various requirements for certifications

Example for CISSP
Candidates must have a minimum of five years cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy one year of the required experience. Education credit will only satisfy one year of experience.

I have been working in both the software development support\systems administration\ and service desk for 28 years, I hold an MCSA\SE certification, Security +, Network+ a multitude of SQL certifications from Microsoft, and most recently AWS sysOps. I am also ITIL certified. I worked at Microsoft for 10 years and have now been in Healthcare IT for 14 years. 
My last three titles have been:
Senior Computer Specialist\Service Desk Supervisor

Senior Computer Specialist\ Department Manager
Senior Computer Specialist\Windows Administrator

Previous to that Software Test Engineer, Support Analyst, Systems Engineer. I think I have enought work experience to qualify to take the CISSP exam

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Newcomer I

Re: Various requirements for certifications

Lisequinn, based on what you stated it looks like you definitely do have the necessary experience! Now, if you haven't already schedule the test.

 

Good luck!

 

MP

Newcomer I

Re: Various requirements for certifications

So how do I 'prove' this to (ISC)2 - do they need to verify with my current and previous employers? 

Newcomer I

Re: Various requirements for certifications

I would like to suggest clicking on these links to get more information on you inquiry.

 

Register for Cybersecurity Exam

https://www.isc2.org/Register-for-Exam

 

Background Qualifications:

https://www.isc2.org/Register-for-Exam/Background-Qualific

 

Once you pass your test you need someone to endorse you.

https://www.isc2.org/Endorsement

 

I hope this helps!

 

MP

Community Champion

Re: Various requirements for certifications


@lisequinn wrote:

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Senior Computer Specialist\ Department Manager
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This is what will benefit you most. You have to "tackle" the exam the same way you would an issue as a manager.  You have to take the data given you-both the Q and the 4 A's and reason out the *best* response.  Most likely it won't be the *perfect* response. 

 

Based on your certs I think you can handle most Q's that would mingle a bit of tech in them. You may need to focus on Physical/Logical Access control a smidge.

 

Do well!

Newcomer I

Re: Various requirements for certifications

I am pretty sure I will pass the exam. That isn't my concern. It's the requirements for a bachelor's degree or work experience. And while I have lots of work experience I don't understand how ISC2 validates that. I was then pointed to an informational page which says I will also have to have a member of ISC2 endorse me. I know no one who is a member, so I am not sure how that will work out. 


Newcomer I

Re: Various requirements for certifications

But I do think enough people have answered that I understand what I have to do. I will see who I can find in my various online groups and co-workers and colleagues who might be be certified one way or another through ISC2. 





 

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Newcomer II

Re: Various requirements for certifications

If my memory serves, ISC2 can verify and endorse you as well.

Newcomer I

Re: Various requirements for certifications

Just curious if there is a way you can check to see if you qualify before going doing the studying, and exams. I feel like I probably have enough work experience as well, having administered firewalls and physical security for several years, but want to make sure it's not going to be an issue before going through the process.

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Re: Various requirements for certifications

> Kevinfromyyc (Viewer) posted a new reply in Certifications on 04-01-2019 12:22

 

> Just curious if there is a way you can check to see if you qualify before going
> doing the studying, and exams.

 

Uh huh ...

 

> I feel like I probably have enough work
> experience as well, having administered firewalls and physical security for
> several years, but want to make sure it's not going to be an issue before going
> through the process.

 

OK, physical security is good; a lot of people don't have that; but you might want to think about whether you have any familiarity or background with, say, management, or access control, or business continuity, or crypto, or architecture and other formal areas, or governance and frameworks, or telecom other than firewalls, or legal issues, or ...

 

Read "Security Engineering" by Ross Anderson. If you understand all of it, you're probably good ...


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