Passed the CISSP today!!! Being a « non-technical » professional this is a massive achievement for me. I am incredibly proud
Is security+ a good entry cert to help transfer to cyber positions (vulnerability mgmt/threat intelligence)? I come from a IT governance and controls background. Been applying to cyber positions but no luck.. Also don't feel like studying for cissp right now. I got CISA and CISM
Preparing for CISSP. Using the Shon Harris book. Its so huge that I’m worried I won’t be able to retain it all. Are we supposed to know everything in the book? What’s a good strategy for preparing?
I’m a new hire with a non-CS degree and I’m overwhelmed. I thought I was starting to get a handle on things after passing the CISSP, but I absolutely do not. Programming, networking, cloud architecture, governance frameworks... how do you focus?
How many months of preparation does it take to crack the CISSP for beginners in cyber security? For context I have been working on cyber security assessments for the past 6 months.
Provisionally passed CISSP on first attempt. It was a long journey but finally happy I made it :)
Hi Fishes! Can you please help me with sharing a blog or a robust game plan to study for the CISSP? I am not that well versed with security, so will have to start fresh. Thank you so much in advance!
Why do people hate on the security + so much? Yes, it’s mainly foundational knowledge, but almost all of the knowledge is still applicable for the cissp or other advanced exams
CISSP. I’m about to take it, but have always suffered test anxiety. How do I know if I’m ready? Anyone out there that goes through this same problem? I’ve been practicing with Sybex tests but am afraid I’m starting to memorize questions.
On the CISSP exam, how many questions are covered from the Sybex Cissp official study guide? Are there any questions which would require more in-depth knowledge of the concepts than what's written in the book? I am studying from this book only, would that be enough?
For those who are studying for the CISSP, how did you did you make time for studying, how long in terms of hours per week did you study and how make weeks/months did you study for? I’m burnt out from working so much and just not having time. Trying to study on top of it adds to the stress and depression but also not studying makes me feel just as bad. Any advice?
CISSP vs. CISA thoughts? Which one is harder? Having a hard time studying for the CISA, so reevaluating if it's worth taking the cert if I don't want to stay in audit long term. Cont.
What's the industry's view on the CISM cert? I know the CISSP is like the gold standard but what about the CISM? Lots of higher level roles require one or the either so it seems like there is value?
Hello dear friends, I am planning to give CISSP in next 30 days. I have to start preparing. Please advice a single book and website for preparation as I am short on time
I have a nontechnical undergrad degree and 4 years of experience in the cyber industry. Should I invest my time in getting my CISSP / other certs OR getting a technical Masters degree like CS or MIS?
For anyone who has taken CISSP- if you used the Boson practice tests, how much should you score in Boson to be sure to pass the actual exam ? What’s a good indicator? 70% in Boson=70% on actual test? Or 80/90?
Any recommendations on the best CISSP exam prep resources and what you though was most useful (reading, flashcards, practice exams, etc)?
Anyone looking for a new job my team is hiring an AVP Information Security based in San Diego, Charlotte NC or Austin. I work for a large financial company who’s incredibly stable and remarkably had our most profitable quarters in company history this past Q1 during all this mess. DM me if interested and I can fill you in. Looking for someone with infosec background, consulting experience and CISSP/CISA is a plus.
I’m from Java Development background and have over 10y of experience. I want to switch my career to InfoSec or Cybersecurity. Already have Net+, Sec+ and CySA+ planning to do CISSP and CISA and I hope will be able to get full certifications as I have worked in few domains as part of development to secure the applications. I m expecting mid role in sec as I don’t want to sacrifice my current salary. Could you guys please share your experience and guide me to how to proceed with the path??
Curious how being a ‘CISSP Candidate’ (passes the exam but doesn’t have experience requirements) would fair in a job search. Better to get years of experience requirement before looking, or is passing the exam enough?
Hey everyone, I'm looking to upskill in IR. Currently I'm doing PAM design/implementations. I have formal training in forensics (Penn State degree) & hold a CISSP. Any recommendations where to start?
What should be the starting point in Cybersecurity for a network engineer? I have no idea about nist, hitrust, pci, hipaa,etc. Should i start from cissp certification ? What do you recommend?
Thoughts on pursuing Security+ as a means to transition into cyber consulting? Would other certs (without the exp requirement of CISSP) make more sense to support a transition?
I’ve been doing IT audit work for the past 3 years and I have my CISA. Thinking of leaving the big 4 to some cyber roles. Anything I can do to look more attractive to companies with my background? I’m a little hesitant in taking CISSP though since I have an Accounting background and don’t have much knowledge about cyber security in general.
Any CISSP study tips? Got cybex, 11th hour and Thor teaches. Plan to give myself 3 months - solid approach?
Does IT audit count as experience for cissp? Like I've looked at tons of logical access controls and that would relate to domain 5 IAM. I've also done SOC 2 and iso 27000 audits and [continued]....
What methods, tactics, and resources did you use when studying for the CISSP exam? So far I've read both the 11th hour and ISC guide. Looking to sit for test around early December. Already passed the CISA and Security +.
CISM vs. CISSP. A lot of people have been telling me that employers are starting to value the CISM more than the CISSP now. Is this true? I know the CISSP is more technical and the CISM is managerial
How did people decide if they wanted to go for MBB, FAANG, or IB during MBA recruiting? I'd want to spread my chances across all, but heard you should focus on one.
Can the group members please share their experience about the CFE exam? How many days of preparation does it require? What are some of the useful study resources?
I always thought my career and getting into a top MBA program was my top priority but this job has made me realize having a family and spending time with my kids matters more. Judge all you want.
Want to switch to Product Mgmt but don’t have much hands on experience working with engineers on code iterations, though plenty on UX and Business side. Would Agile certification be useful? Which one?
Has anyone tried to get their CFE? Any advice? How was studying compared to CPA?Swore I’d never take another exam again after the CPA but if CFE isn’t too much work to study for it might be worth it.
MBA folks - do you still have your education first in your resume after 3 years of consulting experience? Or it’s professional experience then education? FYI, Top 10 MBA
Came close to passing CISA exam. Any advice on new study approach? Know any good podcasts / youtube vids to listen to?
So I am a CFE and I recently switched to a new organization that doesn’t provide CPE trainings regularly each year like my old firm. CFE requires 20 CPEs per year plus a membership fee & I don’t think
Has anyone used PracticeDump to study for CFE? Is it legit? I’m thinking of getting it since it’s so much cheaper than the one offered by ACFE website
Looking for the opposite side of this, what's something that you hated or didn't like about your MBA experience?
Is it worth pursuing a joint JD/MBA dual degree? I know Northwestern offers a 3 year program, and I’m comfortably in the middle of their 80% range admission stats. Would use the GI bill to pay for it
I just got counseled out at 10 months. I have an mba and 4 years of total experience. Where do I go from here? Want to crawl in a hole and never come out
FYI: if you're sitting for the CPA exam in April/May you won't get your score until August 18. Apparently with the new format they need time to validate performance.
Would it be acceptable to wear a business dress with a blazer for MBA interview? Or do you really need to stick to skirt suit or pant suit? 👩🏼💼
How “low” in the rankings can you get your MBA while still having a good shot at BB and EB investment banking? I’ve heard people say M7 and I’ve also heard that anything top 20 will provide a good shot.
Promoted to tech consultant! Can someone provide me an idea of what I can expect for salary (Houston area)? Also, what kind of bonus usually comes with a promo?
anyone work at Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) group? would love to chat and get some insight!
looking to apply to Ross' weekend part time MBA. any Ross alum in the AA/Detroit area willing to meet up for coffee to chat about the program?
Going to Italy for vacation in a few weeks. Anyone ever rent a portable wifi Hotspot? Experiences? Complaints? Alternative ideas?
Fantasies of moving client side after Covid, when your clients have laid off / furloughed staff — delusional, or delusional and dumb?
I’ll be starting with a new firm soon and traveling, and they have limited partnerships setup with hotel chains. Has anyone gotten Marriott or Hilton to offer a status challenge? Previously platinum
Giving my notice after 13 years to move back home..looking to give them 2 months to get the majority of my work done as I don’t want to leave my team stranded..Best exit strategy in a not so great time?
Made the mistake of stating a lower salary than I should’ve asked for during the first recruiter call (I’d prefer +5-10k). I also made the mistake of stating my current salary. Any tips for salvaging?
What’s your opinion about E&Y public sector practice? I will have an interviews with them soon and would like to read honest reviews about the practice (defense in particular), the WLB and benefits. Thanks
Anyone know if it’s possible to get into McKinsey as an experienced hire without a big referral? I’ve applied to several jobs and not sure if it’s even worth it. Always been a dream to work there...
Comp discussions coming up soon; unwise to ask partner delivering your #s for the pay band at your level within your sector?
I know KPMG is a big company, but what's the culture like there? Specifically Lighthouse? I can't find much info on the group anywhere. What are also some good benefits/perks at KPMG?