Ok, how many ISC2 certs do you have. I have two, the CISSP and the CAP. I plan on getting the CCSP and maybe a sub cert of the CISSP later on...
Two here - CISSP and CCSP.
But I don't think the NUMBER of certifications means anything, unless that number is zero.
Certifications should MEAN something and have some kind of correlation. Mine have. I acquired the CISSP in 2011 to proof that I'm a security professional, with experience and broad knowledge, in good standing and respected by my peers. I additionally acquired the CCSP this year (2017), as in 2011 the CISSP CBK did not contain much (if anything at all) about cloud computing. Given that many customers employ some kind of cloud computing solution today I felt that I additionally needed to certify my skills and knowledge in that field, and the CCSP fitted the bill. I also studied the CCFP CBK but was a bit disappointed by its contents and so did not sit for the exam.
Also, finally, a caveat: some of my peers put entire books of seemingly unrelated letter soup behind their names, making me wonder what it is they try to convey. Their generic wisdom? Their ability to do exams? If you hold many titles and certificates I'd suggest restricting yourself the more generic ones. Put your hard-earned PhD, MSc or BSc first, then your CISSP, then, if need be, the others.
Completely agree with "fortean" post. It's the number of certifications you have but how you actually use them in your professional life. I'm a PMP and use it on a daily basis. I have a number of Microsoft certifications as well and use them as well. As for the CISSP, I'm just a "Provisional CISSP" right now. Passed on Sept 30th, endorsed, and just waiting for final approval. But IT Security touches everything I do as well. So the CISSP was important to me.
Look guys, I just asked a question. This is an ISC2 forum. I didn't ask this in a generic Information Systems Forum. And I'm not doing it to brag. Lets not take the fun out of this. I'm pretty sure most of us who have ANY of ISC2 certs probably don't put any of them behind their names except the CISSP just because. I wasn't asking anything on a professional level or how to look for a job with certifications. I was just asking about ISC2 certs.
I like this forum. I like my ISC2 certs! I have my career. I know what I can do. But I like this very well respected organization and the products it puts out, namely the best certifications in the business today. They let you test your knowledge of various subjects and then, even if you pass, you still have to prove that you are in the field. It's a step further. Yes, I have several Microsoft, CompTIA certs. But I am very proud of my ISC2 certs, because with them, I get the respect of higher thinking peers and potential job employers.
So, with all due respect, I wasn't asking about which certs were good for jobs or how many certs are good to find a job....please keep the nannying about cert soup for other forums.
I was just asking how many ISC2 certs do you have...
celtic_warrior, you have two of the best. I'm going to go for the CCSP next month.
Like you, I have passed by the MCP's in my techie days. It cost me a failure of the CISSP the first time I took it. I then realized I had to put on my big boy pants for this graduate level certification.
you sound a bit offended, and given your reference to 'soup' I believe I may well have been the culprit. If so, I apologize. I did not wish to imply that you'd brag, nor that you were seeking advice. Your remark simply started a train of thoughts here which I shared, hoping it was of use to somebody.
My initial reply answered your question: I hold TWO (ISC)2 certificates.
No worries. I find on other forums, there are those who try to dilute the value of certs. I just didn't want this thread to fall into the back and forth about that.
That being said, you have two of the best certs too!