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Contributor II

Re: Your new annual membership Fee is now $125! How do you feel about that?

 

This is a cause to feel discouraging for professionals from Third World.

 

If ISC2 is committed to help members learn, grow and thrive or empower professionals this is not encouraging at least to some part of the globe.

 

I suppose, members are paying $85 does not mean they are financially capable of however, we are obligated and have great respect for the international,nonprofit membership association ISC2

Mouli, CISSP
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Newcomer I

Re: Your new annual membership Fee is now $125! How do you feel about that?

This is a super bad move.

Except the cert, which is just an HR filter, (ISC)2 membership brings me exactly nothing.

 

The InfoSec community is already full of " - not CISSP" twitter handles, with this kind of behaviour it's only going to increase, impacting the value of our cert negatively.

 

The sites boast 140.000 members, that's an annual budget of more than $17 millions! Where goes all that money? What's the breakdown of the budget?!

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Newcomer I

Re: Your new annual membership Fee is now $125! How do you feel about that?

Simply disappointing.

 

From now on, I will recommend all my contacts not to make this certification.

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Community Champion

Re: Your new annual membership Fee is now $125! How do you feel about that?

 

 

I'll provide my sentiment in a time-line... 

 

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Let's look at what we get out of the membership and certification, and gauge our satisfaction with it --- what it was, and what it is now. Here's my perception, which has changed a lot, courtesy of the new AMF.

 

 

1) Webinars

 

Then: OK            Now: DISSATISFIED

 

There are many useful sources of IT Security information out there, so long as you know where to look and what to subscribe to. No doubt the ones here are easy access here, but then you may not always get exactly what you were expecting.

 

2) Vulnerability Central

 

Then: OK            Now: DISSATISFIED

 

I get alerts to vulnerabilities from a lot of sources, and most of them are redundant. From my job perspective, I only have to pay attention to the local ones. Once again, this facilitates easy access, but it also comes from other sources.

 

3) (ISC)2 Magazine

 

Then: DISSATISFIED         Now: VERY DISSATISFIED

 

While the magazine includes both useful information and propaganda, what I find annoying is that the quiz at the end of it covers both items --- you should know about the (IS)2 achievements, events, etc. to be worthy of earning CPEs...  Man Frustrated

 

 

4) Free Courses from (ISC)2 Learning

 

Then: SATISFIED           Now: DISSATISFIED

 

I appreciated this at the start mainly because it was free. But as I went on I spotted inconsistencies that got me really confused, among other issues, which I reported in the survey, so I assume they'll attend to these. I mentioned this in the post about the GDPR course.

 

5) (ISC)2 website

 

Then: OK            Now: DISSATISFIED

 

At the time that I joined, the website didn't look too impressive, but it worked fine, which was good enough for me. And then, when (ISC)2 recently decided to 'revamp' it --- we all saw that that looks aren't everything. Man Wink

 

6) (ISC)2 Support

 

Then: VERY SATISFIED                  Now: DISSATISFIED

 

At the start, I thought the support couldn’t get any better, given that I’d always get a prompt response with all details of my query answered, and it would all be over without any need to follow-up. I initially thought that I'd be able to rely on the info that came from them --- but that changed when one of the moderators explained that we can't rely on Support to confirm if activities are eligible for earning CPEs.

 

7) (ISC)2 Community

 

Then: DISSATISFIED            Now: DISSATISFIED

 

I don’t need to say anything here. Just do a search using ‘Badges,’ ‘ AI,’ ‘ Moderation’ or ‘Robots’ --- and you can form an opinion…

 

(Those  keen on expressing their views can also participate in this --- stating VERY SATISFIED, SATISFIED, OK, DISSATISFIED, VERY DISSATISFIED...  Man LOL)

 

 

 

To summarize, the new AMF policy will be appreciated by those holding multiple (ISC)2 certifications & won't be of much concern to those whose organizations bear the AMF cost --- but others will feel the pinch... Man Indifferent

 

 

Shannon D'Cruz,
CISM, CISSP

www.linkedin.com/in/shannondcruz
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Newcomer I

Re: Your new annual membership Fee is now $125! How do you feel about that?

I guess the plan is to push people to hold more cert to try to recoup value in the new price.

This is dubious to say the least, not to forget that for me to even consider this option, I should be able to pass an ISC2 exam in my country (Belgium). There isn't even a test center anymore.