ALL certs are important, especially ones like CISSP, critical in fact which is why we are slaves to this.
Honestly, I NEED to keep my cert up, so if they increased it to $1000 a year I'd still be forced to pay it so we are at their mercy.
They justify the fee by having the client portal websites, training material etc which is cool and all, but I dont feel like its value for money.
With my company pretty much freezing travel and training, its also hard to achieve the required CPEs which I think should be halved.
I suppose, it's not that simple. They will have to factor in the amount of "loss" for multi-cert. holders.
Simply disappointing... the most interesting material I have found so far are the BrightTalk webinars but what is worst is the fact that I get contacted by the sponsors since I work for a big name corp. Also I have searched all over the ISC2 Chapters.. none exist for Los Angeles (Orange County is not Los Angeles). How is that even possible? Like others, I will end up paying the fees because every security/information manager position list CISSP as a desire/requirement.