Does anyone have other IT certification along with their CISSP? I was thinking of taking one of the GIAC certifications, but I wanted to get some feedback from the group. I really like monitoring and working with our SIEM. I am leaning towards the GIAC GMON certification. The GIAC exam and training are very expensive.
In addition to the CISSP I hold the following certifications currently:
I previously held, and let lapse:
I keep more technical qualifications current, because the technology changes. I want to actually know something about the things I’m setting policy for (in theory).
Oh back to 'Other IT Certifications':
Current: CISSP, CCSP, Security+,CIPM, CIPP/E, CSM, CPO;
Old: MCSE 2k3 Security and messaging, ITIL, Sidewinder G2 and a load of other vendors certs none of which are as memorable as the Sidewinder.
Next targets: CSSLP, CIPP/US.
I have the SEC + (almost worthless), NEC + (worthless) and the CISSP (I have to say it is the most valuable one of all***********we are being watched***********). I take the CCNA every now and then for fun but it always "times out" after 3 years. I do like working on routers and switches so I may do it again. Find the subject you like and do that cert. If you land a job because of certs, then chances are you will have more fun doing it.
Ah, but Security+ was an elective for the old MCSE, and was a very easy lift, turn up and do. Whereas the MS exam options required you to have a decent amount of knowledge, there were I think seven exams required in all? The old one doesn't time out either - we can look forward to being Security+ certified in 50 years time.
Always play strengths and interests.
*I see what you mean... The CISSP is, of course, Awesome. I'm now two inches taller, can spot phishing attacks through bad actor IP curdling and have mind powers...