1998-02-18-01:29:36 Anton J Aylward:
> >> I don't think anyone proposes such an arrangement when they refer to
> >> ``certification''; instead, they're looking for something on the lines
> >> of the CPA and CFA, where you pay a certificying organization a testing
> >> fee, sit down and take a test, and if you make the grade then you have
> >> your certificate.
> That is the was the CISSP works.
If you mean the CISSP is the old pay $$$, sit down, take test, get
certificate, go away deal, then that is good to know. If I ever see
someone trying to present their CISSP as evidence that they know
something about computer security I'll be able to ... put the claim into
> I propose we shut up and get on with using the CISSP.
Sounds like a great idea! If someone claims to have one, I can skip the
rest of the interview process and give 'em the boot immediately, eh?
> If you don't know what the CISSP is, look at the ISSA, CSI
> and (ISC)2 sites. Look at Charles Cresson Wood's article on why
> the CISSP is relevant as a security certification.
Well, I found a fair amount of marketing drivel at
<URL:http://www.isc2.org/>, a truly awfully-coded specimen of HTML. Is
there anything out there that casts CISSP in a _favourable_ light?