How can I attain CISSP credentials?

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How can I attain CISSP credentials?

I was certified in MCSE Security and CCNA three years ago, and have six years of work experience in the networking field. However, most of my work isn't security specific. Can I attain the CISSP if I pass the exam? If not, how can I attain CISSP credentials?

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Visit for (ISC)2's requirements for obtaining a CISSP credential. (ISC)2 also offers an Associate CISSP program for candidates who do not meet the requirements for the CISSP. You can participate in the Associate Program until you have acquired the necessary experience.

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  • This was first published in September 2006