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IT professionals question validity of security certification

Some security professionals have begun to question the value of their most highly-valued certifications as more and more people pass those tests. Many employers, however, still look for those certification letters on CVs as a way to screen applicants, said Peter Stephenson, an IT security consultant at Eastern Michigan University’s Center for Regional and National Security. Stephenson, a security manager and computer forensics investigator for nearly 20 years, was laid off from a job in 2002. He posted two CV’s, one which noted he had a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and one which did not. As a result he found that many more companies responded to the CV with the CISSP certification. Even though the certificates were helpful in his case, Stephenson said, professionals do have legitimate concerns about them. Full Story

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