How would you rate the Certified Ethical Hacker designation vs. CISSP?

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How would you rate the Certified Ethical Hacker designation vs. CISSP? What are the differences? What are the advantages of one over the other? Thanks for any opinion you can offer.

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I have my CEH but do not have a CISSP so cannot fully talk to its requirements. My impression though is that CISSP is likely more broadly recognized and better defined. It has 10 knowledge domains. The CEH is not as well defined and to me seemed more directed at penetration testing and understanding hacker mentality. CISSP seems to be more toward management strategies and CEH is more dedicated to “worker bees” that manage desktop and network security at the detailed work level.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    The real question is: what do you want to do? There are so many focus areas involving security that I recommend finding one that you like, i.e. security testing, policy development/management, and incident response, and sticking with it. Just remember that certification means very little if not balanced with hands-on experience, good communication skills, and, most importantly, common sense. Here's a piece I wrote recently that might help:
    https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/kevinbeaver/whats-better-for-your-information-security-career-certifications-a-degree-or-good-old-fashioned-experience-010318
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