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Which is a better fit CISA or CISM?

Posted on 2007-04-02
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A little background.

I currently have a 4yr B.Sc. in Comp. Sci. and a CISSP designation.  I am looking to write the CISA or CISM.  Which of the CISA or CISM would be a better fit as I want to do both consulting and possibly work in to a management position?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Based on the people I know who have the same certification:
CISA if your are mainly going for a consulting.
CISM if you are going for a management position.
If you are not sure: both. Really, I know serveral people who couldn't make the decision and wnet for both.

J. (CISSP, not yet CISM or CISA ;-)
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Do management seriously consider the difference between CISA and CISM?
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Depends on the company. If they know the difference. Companies seriously security oriented and having experience with audits would know the difference.

J.
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