Gaining the CISSP certification is not easy – it shouldn’t be. It takes months of study, even for those who are on the technical side of information security – system or network engineers, analysts, forensics, and scientists. The CISSP is not just a technical certification, it is a management level certification as well. It took time, study, and dedication to get to where you are today – devote that same attention to the CISSP and you will be successful. The good aspect of the CISSP is that it builds upon what you already know whether you’re in a technical or management career field; therefore, it won’t take you years to obtain. Seek out a superb training organization and engage with an expert instructor who can bring to reality all of the concepts and terms associated with the CISSP – the instructor will challenge you over a week of class, but you will gain an enormous appreciation for the broad scope of the CISSP and the details required to pass the exam and obtain the CISSP.
When you pass the exam and obtain the CISSP certification, you have a right to celebrate for you earned a pivotal, career certification. Employers are seeking you to support them and the career positions are vast and prevalent.Remember – “Your choice. Your career.”
James R. Beamon, Colonel (ret), USAFCISSP, CAP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, Security+, CASP+, PMP