Switiching to IT Security & CISSP

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I am a 53 year old male with 22 years in the IT industry and a BSCS.  I have
a varied background consisting of some network administration, pre and post
sales support, research and development, and QA.  I seem to be heading
deeper and deeper into QA since '01 and don't really care for it, but it is
a paycheck.

All that being said I have been thinking about getting into network security
as it involves, from what I can see, a lot more of the type of things I
enjoy.  From what I can ascertain, it appears the CISSP is worthless without
at least 3 years of related work

Is this even a remotely realistic direction for me to be thinking about and
what advice would somebody in this segment of the industry give me in order
to attack it?


Re: Switiching to IT Security & CISSP

If memory serves me, 3 years related work experience is a requirement
getting the certification anyway. As with any certification, experience
means more than certification any day. Certification are a good way to
give you an edge over an otherwise equally qualified candidate who
doesn't have those certification, or to get your foot in the door at
the bottom of the totem pole.

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