Security Specialists (Security+, SSCP, CISSP) Needed

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If you’re seeking a security certification such as the Security+, SSCP, CISSP, or even one of the Microsoft certifications, you’ll be glad to hear that your expertise is needed. If you’re seeking one of these certifications, check out this page for some study resources.

The GBS Group is Hiring

Brian Trees at The GBS Group reached out to me last week looking for someone to help him fill a full or part time position in Philadelphia.

The position requires someone with a Security+ certification, and also an MCITP: SA certification.

Here’s a great benefit. The job requires a security clearance and the company is willing to help the right person get it.

Even if I was looking for different work, the commute to Philadelphia from Virginia Beach is little too far. However, this might be a perfect opportunity for someone else.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ” – Seneca

Hakin9 Looking for an Author

The folks at Software Media LLC that publish Hakin9 are looking for someone to write an article on the CISSP certification for an upcoming magazine.

Przemyslaw Pretkiewicz (przemyslaw.pretkiewicz@_no_spam_software.com.pl) asked me if I could take it on but my schedule is too full right now. If you’re interested, you can contact him directly. Just remove _no_spam_ from the email address.

CISSP Rapid Review

I’m making steady progress on the CISSP Rapid Review book. This book provides you with late-stage checks and reviews to see if you’re ready for the exam. You can start with a full study guide like the CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional Study Guide to master the concepts and then when you’re close, use the CISSP Rapid Review book to review your readiness.

Security+ Study Guide

The CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-401 Study Guide continues to help people take and pass the Security+ certification the first time they take it. Jarrett Marquis wrote a review on Amazon (identified as useful by 35 Amazon readers) saying it is “All You Need to Pass”. He wrote “The plan is pretty simple, buy this book, read it, do the practice questions, pass the test.”

Summary

Even if you don’t see an immediate job opportunity related to the certifications you’re seeking, they often show up. Security certification like the Security+, SSCP, and CISSP, are in high demand and all indications are that the demand will continue to increase.

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  1. Reference to the demand for Information Security professionals – (CISSP etc) – we hosted a web show called:

    “Solving the Cyber Security Hiring Crisis DHS and the Great Talent Search”

    Winn Schwartau, the speaker, is a veteran speaker (DefCon, Hacker Halted etc) – http://www.concise-courses.com/infosec/20121016/

    Bottom line – yes, there is massive demand, salaries are great – but the Department of Homeland Security and Wall Street for example have got their recruitment policies all mixed up – as is explained in the video presentation. Its also transcribed. Thought I’d share. Lily

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