This is my first ISC2 community post, so I hope I am doing this right 🙂
I finished the CISSP exam and completed endorsment. In a couple days I have the CCSP exam. Right now I am looking at my options to continue studying. I am looking at CASP+ and ISACA certs but also noticed the CISSP concentrations. Looking online at platforms like Reddit, it looks to me that the concentrations do not have the same golden status as CISSP and there is not a lot of information on them. How does the community look at these concentrations? Are they worth it, Is there solid study material, Does it help you being a better professional?
Hope you guys can help me.
So if you want one and done, then the CASP+ is probably the way to go however depending on your function, you may want to seriously look at the ISSAP or ISSMP. Keep in mind the experience requirements for each of the options.
The CISSP concentrations require one to have the CISSP (the gold standard) prior to sitting for them.
Again, go back to what your function is. Are you a generalist? or a specialist? Are you in management? or and architect?
I always ask my teams what they want to be when they grow up, so that they can decide what if any certifications can be of assistance to them.
BTW: welcome to the community.
Having CISSP and CCSP knowledge would help me prepare for ISSAP.
CISSP Concentrations are known for DoD, unfortunately not well-known in the private sector.
CISSP is a gold standard and this cert alone is more than enough. Concentrations are just optional it's like a game. If you finish the game then you may have the option to buy the season pass.
I am scheduled to take ISSAP next month. My job doesn't require it but it's a personal challenge for me. I suggest you aim for ISSAP while you still have fresh CISSP and CCSP knowledge.
Does anyone know anything about the future of the concentrations?
Last year the comunity was debating about it https://community.isc2.org/t5/Exams/Future-of-CISSP-Concentrations/td-p/54481
anyone has some clarity?
I have chosen to take ISSMP concentration after CISSP. Here are the reasons: