RE: The Value of GIAC/GSEC Certification

I recently (over the past couple months) passed my GSEC and GCIH. Both
of these have already helped my and my company through numerous
occasions. Glad I have them.

- Nick

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Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 5:18 PM
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Subject: Re: The Value of GIAC/GSEC Certification

Ohhhh yes, Big time

CISSP is a broad common body of knowledge certification with no depth at

all. IMHO anybody with 3 weeks time to spend, a reasonable head, a heart

for reading and remembering can pass a CISSP.

GIAC certifications requires knowledge, skill and understanding and has
depth. GIAC certifications are practical as well as theoretical.

A CISSP certification is a foundation certification that will lead to a
entry level job in the IT security industry or a non technical job, i.e.

sales or marketing, unless you have other expert level technical
education in witch case a CISSP will serve as an introduction into an IT

security job

GIAC will lead you to an expert level job, i.e. firewall analyst,
forensic analyst and the likes

Kim Guldberg

andrews@xxxxxxxxxxx skrev:

Does the GIAC/GSEC certification have value for someone with the CISSP


I am planning on getting my CISSP this year, but I may have a chance
to go for the GSEC a bit earlier. Would that add any value, or is it
a waste of time if I can attain the CISSP?