Posted on 2004-08-25
I am sure this was answered many times around but I'm not a paying member so it seems I cannot view certain solutions, so I will just ask again.
I am given the opportunity (I work for an IT consulting company) to get certified in security. There are 3 certifications mentioned. I would just like to ask a few words about each so I can decide which would be better for me. Security is a very wide thing and I'm more like interested in IT security, things that are a bit more technical - I am not the manager type of person, I guess (or at least not for now). What I am interested of are the technical details of the IT security, as access list systems in networks, firewall systems, GPO, backup and so on. Access card systems, surveillance stuff is not of much interest for me.
The 3 certifications would be:
These seem to be some kind of auditor certifications.
So, I'd like to have a few words on these from you who know them better (possible have them). Also, an interesting aspect would be the commercial one, let's say if I'd need to translate these certifications in salaries, well that also matters I guess :) So like which of these may be better financially for me (if it is possible to make such comparisons, at least).