@Vasan thank you,
Without experience you have cleared the exam that is what its inspiring me. All the best and i am sure ISC2 will award you CISSP soon
@ecoli thanks for all your suggestions, it really helped me to where and how to start. Kalpan Prep bit of high cost for me.
And congrats on CISM cert, is it really so easy to pass CISM after CISSP? even i planning to have CISM also. But currently i am focusing 1st on CISSP. If CISM exam cover with CISSP prep, i will be more happy take that one also
@vijay I found the CISM much easier than the CISSP. However, I have 22 years of experience in this field but was never required to become certified. I took the CISM because I felt so well prepared from my CISSP studying.
The CISM requires a change of thought. You really have to think completely about the interest of the corporation instead of the "how to do it". But with that in mind, a lot of the concepts you are familiar with from the CISSP carry forward to the CISM.
ISACA has a prep test question application that helps you prepare. Also, their book is less than 300 pages which is much more palatable than the 1200 plus pages if the ISC2 book.
One thing that the CISSP gives you is some confidence that you are prepared and competent to do the most complex job in a security role. However, the actual role (depending upon what it is) can humble you pretty quickly. I am experienced in this field, as I've held several exciting jobs, within a diversity of sectors. Let me tell you that I am NEVER surprised by the things that will leave me stumped for answers. Things change so much, that that CISSP credential that you’ve earn will mean nothing in a matter of months. It’s best to keep moving with the follow-up education. Everytime I try to take a break in this field, I just get humbled all over again. This is a constant education is what I am trying to say...