Certifications Magazine Salary Survey: CISSP-Concentrations most well-paid professional

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?

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  2. […] In a 2009 ranking of the 50 best jobs in America, the information technology sector accounted for 17 slots. Of these, information security jobs enjoyed some of the highest job growth, seeing a 27% increase in jobs over the past ten years, which should not be surprising since security threats and consequently stricter regulations are emerging all the time, all over the world. An information security career basically involves protecting one of the most valuable assets of a company or organization: Its information. The threats are countless: from malware to hackers, and unhappy employees to natural disasters. The career requires fine skills and can be very lucrative, with the top IT security professionals able to command big paychecks. […]

  3. […] said, my personal recommendation is: Go for CISSP or any other certification/graduation in your area deemed hard. Don’t make the matter bigger […]

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