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  1. #1
    No One
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    SSCP / CISSP

    Hi All,

    I am considering going for my SSCP cert., and quickly realized that
    resources / books / study guides are very limited, compared to CISSP
    prep resources, and none of the customer reviews (on Amazon) for SSCP
    books are nearly as glowing as they are for Shon Harris' book ( the
    CISSP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide) and others. My question is,
    should I get a few CISSP books (since there are so many great
    resources), still planning to take the SSCP, or is it just so much
    overkill, that it's not worth it ? FYI, I am a lower level
    administrator, mostly involved with basic identity management and have
    roughly 8 years experience.

    Thanks for taking the time to answer,

    J


  2. #2
    Matthew Brown
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    Re: SSCP / CISSP

    In article <i5duv3l99grh9hp2pakhrgh3ot1aesgb1s@4ax.com>, Im@witz.end
    says...
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I am considering going for my SSCP cert., and quickly realized that
    > resources / books / study guides are very limited, compared to CISSP
    > prep resources, and none of the customer reviews (on Amazon) for SSCP
    > books are nearly as glowing as they are for Shon Harris' book ( the
    > CISSP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide) and others. My question is,
    > should I get a few CISSP books (since there are so many great
    > resources), still planning to take the SSCP, or is it just so much
    > overkill, that it's not worth it ? FYI, I am a lower level
    > administrator, mostly involved with basic identity management and have
    > roughly 8 years experience.
    >
    > Thanks for taking the time to answer,
    >
    > J
    >
    >


    J

    I've had my CISSP since 1999 and just recently recerted for the
    third time. The CISSP has changed over the years. I've been in the
    security business for over 20 years.

    SSCP - I went to the trouble of obtaining this cert shortly after it was
    offered. The CISSP had already been out for years. ISC2 lost my
    information on my SSCP and I was never reminded to pay my annual fee or
    update my CPEs (recertification requirements). I used SSCP on my
    signature for years, but have recently taken it off due to the loss and
    having asked ISC2 one last time about my status. I don't have anything
    nice to say about this cert. Few jobs require or desire it and you can
    see this by searching for jobs with 'SSCP' to see how many hits there
    are today. However, you can reduce a single year of the CISSP experience
    requirement if you have a SSCP and the SSCP requirements are easier to
    obtain.

    CISSP - The best thing I can say about this cert is that it makes it
    easy to search for jobs and it gets you in the door. There are minimum
    requirements you need to know about. You need to have a sponsor (someone
    to recommend you) and you need a certain number of years of working in a
    security role. Two things about the experience requirements: 1) A
    certain amount of any college credit can reduce the number of years you
    need. 2) Some of security roles can even include things like firewall
    administration and user administration. For current specific
    requirements, reference: http://www.isc2.org (READ ALL OF THE
    REQUIREMENTS as you will be required to document them at submission
    time.) The test usually takes people 3 - 6 hours and last time I heard
    it now costs over $500.

    Good luck,
    Matthew
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  3. #3
    nemo_outis
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    Re: SSCP / CISSP

    No One <Im@witz.end> wrote in news:i5duv3l99grh9hp2pakhrgh3ot1aesgb1s@
    4ax.com:

    > Hi All,
    >
    > I am considering going for my SSCP cert., and quickly realized that
    > resources / books / study guides are very limited, compared to CISSP
    > prep resources, and none of the customer reviews (on Amazon) for SSCP
    > books are nearly as glowing as they are for Shon Harris' book ( the
    > CISSP Certification All-in-One Exam Guide) and others. My question is,
    > should I get a few CISSP books (since there are so many great
    > resources), still planning to take the SSCP, or is it just so much
    > overkill, that it's not worth it ? FYI, I am a lower level
    > administrator, mostly involved with basic identity management and have
    > roughly 8 years experience.
    >
    > Thanks for taking the time to answer,
    >



    You may wish to drift over to avaxsphere.com which has, inter alia, many
    books on CISSP. Unfortunately, some of the older download links have
    expired (including the Shon Harris' one) but you stll may find it useful
    to browse.

    http://avaxsphere.com/search?q=cissp&commit=Go

    Another good online source for ebooks is knowfree.net:

    http://knowfree.net/index.php?s=cissp

    You might also look for a torrent - isohunt.com or thepiratebay.org are
    good starting points.

    Happy hunting!

    Regards,



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