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October 30, 2009  3:21 PM

ISC-Squared Finally Begins Move Away from Pencil&Paper Testing



Posted by: Ed Tittel
CISSP, CSSLP, ISC-squared exams to switch to computer-based format, ISC-squared signs deal with Prometric VUE, SSCP

It's funny how information sometimes shows itself to those who care to look for it. Now with over 60,000 CISSPs certified world-wide, and with surely two or three times that many professionals across all of its half-dozen certifications, I've always found it interesting that the (ISC)2...

June 6, 2009  5:29 PM

ISC-squared Creates a Software Lifecycle Credential



Posted by: Ed Tittel
CISSP, CLSSP, Information Security, ISC-squared, IT career planning, IT careers, IT certification

Ask any security-savvy software developer how best to make code secure, and he or she will quickly tell you something like "To make code secure, you must design it to be secure, then test the heck out of it to make sure the implementation lives up to that design goal." And in fact, a growing body...


May 4, 2009  3:27 PM

Erik Eckel Opines on “10 Best IT Certifications”



Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, adult education, CCIE, CCNA, CISSP, continuing education, IT career planning, IT certification, MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, Network+, PMP, Secuirty+

In digging through some Microsoft PR materials recently, I came across mention of a Top 10 IT certification list that Erik Eckel put together for TechRepublic, later reprinted by big-time training company Global Knowledge. Though it's...


February 11, 2009  3:12 PM

Prepping for CISSP? Check out CCCure.org



Posted by: Ed Tittel
adult education, Career development, CISSP, Clement Dupuis, continuing education, infosec certification, ISC-squared, IT certification

As I started working on one of our more successful books--it's now in a fourth edition, and continues to generate modest but steady earnings--I first stumbled across French-Canadian Clement Dupuis' outstanding CCCure.org Web site. For those prepping for the CISSP exam, this site is a real treasure...


December 5, 2008  4:32 PM

Need a guide to infosec certs? Check out this (our) survey!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career planning, CISA, CISSP, GISF, GSEC, GSLC, IT careers, IT certification, SCNP, Security, Security+, SSCP

One continuing bright spot in the IT specialization/employment world is information security. More and more companies and organizations are devoting personnel to this area, and more and more IT professionals are finding it worthwhile to obtain or demonstrate expertise in information security...


September 15, 2008  3:03 PM

DoD Directive 8570 and the OMB Follow-up



Posted by: Ed Tittel
A+, CISA, CISSP, GISF, GSEC, GSLC, IT careers, IT certification, Network+, SCNA, SCNP, Security, Security+, SSCP

Back in 2005, the US Department of Defense aka DoD, issued Directive 8570 entitled "Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program." In a nutshell, this document states workforce responsibilites and requirements for...


August 13, 2008  3:00 PM

Why Entry-Level Certs Aren’t Enough to Get You a Job



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Career planning, CISSP, IT careers, IT certification, MCP, SAP consulting certification, Security+, Work background

Pick a popular entry-level IT certification, I don't care which one: MCP (Microsoft single-exam credential, Microsoft Certified Professional), any major CompTIA cert (A+, Network+, Security+,...), CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), and so forth. For each of these items, and others I don't...


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