Thursday, August 28, 2008

Patience is a Virtue that I Lack...

Last week I attended the CISSP boot camp. CISSP is the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification sponsored by ISC2. This certification is an intense study. The breadth of knowledge covers 10 distinct domains. The problem that most people have with this exam is that you don’t need to know a lot about any one thing, but you do have to know a little about a lot of things - the comparison is made to a lake 5 miles wide, but only 2 inches deep. So the company I work for sent me to a boot camp last week. It was 5 days of studying and a test on the 6th day. The boot camp was extremely helpful at focusing me on the things that I needed to study, and more importantly, on the things that I didn’t need to study. The downside to this exam is that it isn’t computerized, so I have to wait a couple of weeks to get my result back. Ugh – time can’t move fast enough some times.

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** Update ** I passed !!!! I received the email i was "patiently" waiting for on September 9th.

"Dear Jon Brusco:

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) examination ..."


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