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    Practical experience is never taken into account.... You can actually run a whole bunch of "cert's" and have never worked on a real world network in your life.
    Not true. CISSP/SSCP require real experience before you get certified. And it can be audited at any time.
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    Just wondering... Is there an age requirment to take certs? Like 18? Also, where do you sign up and then take these tests? I have never seen any advertisement of any sort in my area for this type of thing. I think it would be kind of nice to take one or two every year then by the time I get into the job world I will have a few already under my belt...
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    AFAIK, there isn't a minimum age requirement. The youngest MCSE was, IIRC, 12.
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    Thanks!

    Now I just have to find a place around here to take it... Do colleges usually host them?
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    http://www.cert.org/
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    Thorse lays it all out in that thread.
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    To sit for the CISSP examination, a candidate must:

    * Submit the examination application with the required $450 fee.
    * Assert that he or she possesses a minimum of four years of professional experience in the information security field or three years plus a college degree.
    * Complete the Candidate Agreement, attesting to the truth of his or her assertions regarding professional experience and legally commit to adhere to the CISSP Code of Ethics. click here to view the CISSP Code of Ethics
    * Successfully answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background.


    I'm still trying just to learn the 10 security domains

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    There is no experience reqirement for MCSE or MCSA althoug they say you should have X amount of exp for those test.... I got both those certs virtually with no exp. at all.

    M$ has accepted some of Comptia certs as ELECTIVES for these certs, you still need to take the other core and elective requirements of the cert u follow. I did security+ as an elective for my MCSE:security (this is MCSE specialised in security). AFAIK, A+ and network+ combined will qualify as an elective for MCSE and MCSA.

    MCSE requires 7 test.... 4 core, 1 elective form design and 2 any other elective

    back to the topic.... security+ is a good test, it wasn't that hard for a n00b like me, covered bit of all security aspects, but not in depth.....

    hope this helps......

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    Thank Tiger for the point, I was not sure of the meaning of "elective credit toward".
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    To sit for the CISSP examination, a candidate must:

    * Submit the examination application with the required $450 fee.
    * Assert that he or she possesses a minimum of four years of professional experience in the information security field or three years plus a college degree.
    * Complete the Candidate Agreement, attesting to the truth of his or her assertions regarding professional experience and legally commit to adhere to the CISSP Code of Ethics. click here to view the CISSP Code of Ethics
    * Successfully answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background.
    There is an exception to this. You can get what is known as an "Associates CISSP" whereby you write the exam even without the 4 years of experience. If you pass, you'll get a designation of Associates CISSP and once you get the experience, then get the full status. It's interesting because it does identify those with and without experience.
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    *edit* nevermind, I didni't really read the thread thoroughly. Looks like security+ is probably the best introductory test for a guy like me.

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