Hi. I am running through the CISSP in preparation for the exam. I was curious if ITProTV can do/does endorsements as well if I successfully pass the exam???
CISSP Endorsement post exam.
The ISC2 stuff talks about specifically knowing the person has been doing IT Security for 5 years, that would be tough for ITProTV to do. You're best bet is go along to a local security group, OWASP, or sec talks. Find someone that is certified then remain an associate of the ISC2 till they can vouch for you for 5 years. Or find someone at work, if there is someone.
TL & Morgan,
I hope all is well. The general rule with endorsements is as follows:
The application must be endorsed and digitally signed by an (ISC)² certified professional.
If you do not know an (ISC)² certified professional in good standing, (ISC)² can act as an endorser for you.
The (ISC)² certified professional is anyone who:
- Is able to attest to your professional experience
- Is an active (ISC)² credential holder in good standing
The endorser will attest that your assertions regarding professional experience are true to the best of the endorser’s knowledge, and that you are in good standing within the cybersecurity industry.
All that implies that the person endorsing you SHOULD HAVE KNOWLEDGE of you professionally, and be able to attest to that if necessary.
HOWEVER, it also says that (ISC)² can act as an endorser for you if needed. What that means is they will verify your resume/c.v. and contact the references you provide in order to validate your experience.
Either way, the key is that you need to meet the experience requirements as stipulated:
To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you must pass the exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
As long as you meet the experience requirements, and have references that can vouch for you, whether they are currently (ISC)² members or not, you will be able to get your endorsement and get your credential.
Let me know if you have any other questions.