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Sep 12

We are also proud to announce that Clear Dimension will also be hosting and holding a CISSP Seminar details of which are below:

Date: 24th November - 1st December

Duration: 40 hours

We are advised that the course will be delivered by renown international speaker and author Michael Santarcangelo over a period of two weeks on a half-day basis. Upon sign-up you will be given access to enroll in an online preparation course - so you need not worry if the field interests you but you don't have enough experience.

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More information can be obtained by directly contacting Clear Dimension.

Posted by Donald Tabone

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Jan 15

Beginning 2008 is pleased to announce a special deal for our readers through Computer Domain

Computer Domain Ltd are the local Maltese partners of the EC-Council and (ISC)2 Institute

Should you want to obtain more information about any of the security certifications listed on the Certifications Link, if your enquiry originates from our website and you DO decide to follow a course and take the exam through Computer Domain, you will be entitled to a 10% DISCOUNT on the course fee.

To be eligible for this offer, please follow the link at the top of the page and fill in the form to request more information about course content and dates. Computer Domain will be happy supply you with the information you need.

Our ultimate aim is to help promote security certifications with a view to increase overall awareness. Keep checking back to as we have more cool stuff in the pipe-line... ;-)

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Posted by Donald Tabone

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Nov 29
Following an article posted on titled Which certifications are worth your time? it seems that project management certs are in vogue; tech less so, but security, storage certifications have the pull. Amongst a host of certifications, the article states that

Security certifications (also) are in demand, particularly the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Security is "certainly a hotbed," says Matt Colarusso, branch manager for Sapphire National Recruiting in Woburn, Mass. "Our clients are looking for hands-on technical people who understand firewalls, VPN set-ups and router controls."

What really stands out in the article are the following comments which I tend to agree with...

Most employers would say that technical certifications are like a great academic record: They may get you noticed and in the short stack of resumes being considered, but it’s what roles you’ve played and what you’ve done on previous jobs that will get you hired," Colarusso says. "We see technical certifications making the most difference in employers filling entry-level positions."

Technical certifications may help you get hired, but "experience matters more," says Henry Eckstein, senior vice president and CIO of York Insurance Services Group in Parsippany, N.J. "People can cram for their certifications and get their certifications. So it’s not just certifications but how long have they had them and how have they used them that matters. Technical certifications are less valuable than experience."

... "When it comes to hiring, if you have everything else -- experience with customers, functional experience -- and if you’re not certified, who cares? A lot of people never got certified because they were so busy doing [implementations]."

So the question remains -- which certifications are worth your time? Before you answer, as much as they add value to your resume, take your time and do some research. Google adverts for security analysts actively state:
CISSP not required. Relevant experience must be hands-on

... something to bear in mind ;-)

Posted by Donald Tabone

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May 21
(ISC)2 ('ISC-squared'), the non-profit global leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers, has announced its board of directors has approved new professional experience and endorsement requirements for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

Read the whole article here
More opinions and thoughts here and here

Posted by Donald Tabone

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