Friends, I really want to know if it is possible to change my destiny and my life having the CISSP certification?
first all; I want real life advice:
I finish my high school in 2013 in IT Security and Management speciality and I current just enroll certifications on cybrary.it webpage, i want to leave my country (Angola) because i don't see my position here, I don't feel good this country. I have deep knowledge about Security but no certifications official, i want get cissp certification after this leave but I'm afraid to leave and don't find work.
My plan is to get cissp, sscp, cisco cyberops, csa+, Linux+, ccna sec, and others
if i have only Cissp for a while can i Leave my country and find job? in EU, or Canadá or US
so my friend what you advice me.
remember i'm 34 years old
waiting for answer
Great point of reflection, so I want assurances that I giving this exam I would find a job any where.
about the experience is something that you work, you earn with time.
People drop many things, friends, families, sleepless nights to have this Cert paper, and I think there should be required experience.
Experience is a process. Work + time
@Admarnelson- please be informed that it is totally unjust for anybody to suggest that "you would find a job anywhere" if you pass the exam. Passing the exam is just one step towards certification; you'll need 5 years of experience in the field, in at least 2 of the 8 domains. Then you'd need to get endorsed by another (ISC)² certified person and finally you'll need to subscribe to the Code of Ethics. And that - simply get's you certified, but again: THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL HAVE A JOB BECAUSE YOU ARE CERTIFIED. It will, however, improve your chance.
Also, being a certified security specialist also DOES NOT GIVE YOU A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING ACCEPTED AS A REFUGEE OR MIGRANT.
I am sorry and apologize for shouting loudly here, but it seems that we both are not native English speakers and I want to be absolutely clear about this, as I fear you may otherwise be very disappointed. Becoming a CISSP is a great idea because it gives you some assurance that you have sufficient knowledge and experience to be allowed to be part of the professional community - but please, dont' think that it is as simple as "become a CISSP, migrate to some other country and happily live long ever after".
I hope you will be a CISSP one day and help the profession and the people you work with, be it inside or outside Angola.
The process of earn cissp certify i know and i'm working for that, i have more than 2 domains of experience and by others reasons not personal i didn't get the cert. but i'm trying this year make the exam cissp and others
Hi @Admarnelson, I know we've spoken over the forum's message system and I think while people here empathise, there isn't a great deal that anyone here can do to pratically reach out and try to fix this. Many of us are half a world away, and this is forum is essentially a talking shop on cybersecurity issues. Even if you could convince a cybersecurity person(most of who treat skepticism almost as a religion) that this was their most important mission in life, I think it's safe to say we would make extremely poor relocation consultants and 'the EU, Cananda and US' is a big place.
Your certification list is probably no complementary, so I'd try to narrow down there. Try to start with Security+(from what I remember it's really easy), then look at SSCP (it has a short experience requirement), use these as stepping stones to find the right role where you are based now and then draw up a three to five year plan to tackle the CISSP. If it's hard to get through to an entry-level cybersecurity role then you could focus on getting general IT work. To reiterate - this problem you are setting yourself, you need to chip away at based on a very focused action plan, and if you conflate the IT security certificcation with moving countries and try to solve them both at the same time I think it will be much harder.
In summary - try to focus on one thing at a time, set a time-box to achive it in (I'd recoomend a month), and inspect your outcome and adapt your approach.
I believe this to be your LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelson-francisco-910926130/ - am I correct?