Infosec professionals always question themselves: should I go down the road of certifications?
Answers vary, but one thing is for sure: A certificate is not the end, it’s the mean. The real added value is the knowledge accumulated during your preparation for any given certification.
This week I’ve come across a factual article on earnings x certification. A snippet follows below:
” Rounding out the top five highest-paying certs in 2009 were: (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP) with $136,060; Brocade Certified SAN Manager (BCSM) with $136,020; Brocade Certified Fabric Designer (BCFD or BCSD) with $135,600; and the (ISC)2 Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) with $134,100.”
Wow, 2 CISSP-Concentration certifications among the top 5 most well paid. Does it tell you something?
Full article here.