RE: The Value of GIAC/GSEC Certification
- From: "Nick Duda" <nduda@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 09:07:21 -0400
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.
From: listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Kim Guldberg
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 5:18 PM
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
GIAC will lead you to an expert level job, i.e. firewall analyst,
forensic analyst and the likes
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?