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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Atlanta-area CISSP training from guys who know their stuff

If you're looking to take a CISSP prep course, check DSTI's 4-day CISSP bootcamp in Kennesaw, GA December 10-13. You can get more information at Apparently they're offering a 5% discount is offered for ISSA members. Even though their Web site leaves a little to be desired, I know the guys that run this company and they're top notch.

If you're wondering if certification is the best route to take in your security career, check out this recent article I wrote called Does certification really matter? as well as my audio program Certifications, Degrees, or Experience - What's best for your security career? where I really tell it like it is.


  1. Kevin, I read your article "Does certification really matter?", and I think there is another important point of view not represented. That viewpoint is that of the vendor. Vendors need people to be certified as it provides a way to indoctrinate ppeole with the ideas and concepts appropriate to the vendor's technology, it builds an infrastructure to implement and support the products, it creates advocates at the 'grunt' level to promote the vendor's products, and it creates a population of people the company can rally around the techology and support in an organized way. All of this does not require certification, but certification is a big part of that strategy.
    John Reiling, PMP

  2. Good point John...The context and intent of this article (link below for those of you who haven't read it) is from the perspective of the IT/security professional who's spending the time, effort, and money obtaining the certification(s). As you can tell from the tone of my blog and articles elsewhere I'm not big about jumping on the vendor bandwagon. Just because they think their products and/or certifications are worthy doesn't necessarily mean it's really going to help people in their careers.,294698,sid92_gci1334513,00.html