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From: purdy at tecman.com (Curt Purdy)
Subject: [inbox] [Fwd: Re: MCSE training question]

Alexander MacLennan wrote:
> A certificate is intended to give you the skills to operate a
> particular
> product or suite of products. The certificate may or may not
> teach you
> the fundamentals behind the product.

Actually that only applies to vendor certs like MCSE.  Both CISSP and GIAC
certs are in a different class of certs that apply to technologies, not
products, i.e. information security, auditing, and even in the case of CEH
(which I would not touch with a 10-foot pole), hacking.

Curt Purdy CISSP, GSEC, MCSE+I, CNE, CCDA
Information Security Engineer
DP Solutions

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If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked.
What's more, you deserve to be hacked.
-- White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke


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