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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-17-2004, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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How many of you geeks have the CISSP certification?

I feel a new business venture coming on in 2005 and I'm curious.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-17-2004, 01:57 PM
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CISSP here. In fact I'm proctoring the exam tomorrow.

Are you looking to get it yourself? Getting a headcount? Recruiting?

Its a very worthwhile cert. I did self study and it was definately worth the $500.

I get calls/emails constantly for work. I'm averaging 3-5 a week now. I definately feel I can keep employed in the IT field now.

If only I can find one willing to fork over the big $$$.

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Very cool. Nah, I'm not looking to take the cert, but probably will be hiring a few in 2005.

My days of taking certs are over.

I'm looking for an easy job, like business development and sales. I'll let the younger guys take over the geekdom. I've done it for 20 years.

A friend and I are kicking around a couple of different ideas. He was a salesguy for Oracle in the large account practice (5MM+) and I've got many contacts on the Fortune 100s.

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Let me know when you start looking. I can send you my credentials if you want. Any ballpark on potential income, type of work, etc?

If it helps my father is 15-20yr oracle dba and my brother is a 5yr vet at Dell and a Tech Account rep now

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I'll let you know specifics if we think we should move forward.

As far as pay goes, you can ask any of my employees, they are paid rather well. I fully understand that for me to be successful I need happy and excited employees. Many times in the past 20 years, I've made less than alot of my employees. :-)

At my other company, we pay well, drop 15% into a SEP-IRA, full medical/dental and life insurance on key employees. Christmas bonuses every year for the past 10 years and interim bonuses to those who bust their butt. Another key benefit (in my opinion!) is yearly reviews done at the pub.

All I ask in return is for them to bust their ass.

I should have a better grasp on things in the new year. We're closing up the year at the other company and its a bit hectic.

As far as type of work, this is a consulting type/managed services gig along with some value added reselling and integration. But, like any other business I've been a part of that started as a consultancy, we develop products we eventually sell. Basically a "Your security, our concern." type of thing.

Always better to sink the costs into a product and sell many times than custom develop solutions you can sell only once!

Thanks for responding.

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Not one myself but one of my best friends is one and he's very sharp. PM when you need some people and I'll get you his information.

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I wish I had one but im too lazy to go take the test..
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it wasnt that bad.

if you can score 80% on the hard level tests on ccccure.org you should do fine.

I finished the exam in an hour and a half but they give you 6 to take it.

I just used some cbt and a book to study and passed. I also know 2-3 other ppl with it that were of help and one of which used to teach a cissp boot camp.

well worth the $500 for the test.

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it wasnt that bad.

if you can score 80% on the hard level tests on ccccure.org you should do fine.

I finished the exam in an hour and a half but they give you 6 to take it.

I just used some cbt and a book to study and passed. I also know 2-3 other ppl with it that were of help and one of which used to teach a cissp boot camp.

well worth the $500 for the test.

do you have the cbts? can i grab them from you?

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Working on mine, just need to go take the test sometime.
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