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GIAC GISP vs Togaf

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by Spinal, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Spinal

    Spinal New Member

    I'm trying to decide what to tackle next... my shortlist is composed of two very difference certifications; oen if GIAC's GISP, and the other is the Open Groups Togaf.

    My understanding is that the GISP is akin to CISSP, but more "real world". As I have CISSP, not sure how much this would "add" to my toolkit - but may look good on a cv. Togaf is an architecture framework, which could be a useful complement any security architecture work I do.

    Ideas? I'll probably do both - but which should I do first?

    Forgot to say, this is where I stand at the moment:
    CISSP * CISM * ISO27001 Lead Implementer * CEH * Security+ * TigerScheme Associate * * ITIL v.3 Foundation * Tripwire Enterprise Certified Professional * Tripwire Enterprise Certified Operator * QualysGuard Certified Specialist – Vulnerability Management * QualysGuard Certified Specialist – Policy Compliance and Web Application Scanning * TrendMicro Deep Discovery * Member of the IET, BCS and Mensa * Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 (ACTC) * Apple Certified System Administrator 10.4 (ACSA) * Apple Network Account Management 10.4 * Apple Directory Services Integration and Administration 10.4 * Apple Certified Support Professional 10.5 (ACSP) * Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist 10.4 (ACHDS) * Apple Certified Support Specialist 10.6 (ACSS) * Symantec Technical Specialist (STS) * Authorized Symantec Consultant: Enterprise Security Specialization
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I guess it really depends on where you want to go/do and where you are... You don't say what you do/where you are, so it's hard to do a "general recommendation" or our "2 cents".

    Could be wrong but by the certs/quals you have, you're a Security specialist in an Apple environment?
    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
  3. Spinal

    Spinal New Member

    Forgot that part!

    Close guess - Security Specialist is correct, but I work in an architecture and governance consulting role... the Apple certs are a throwback to the days I worked with Apple...

    Where I want to go is the interesting part, I quite like my role... both certs complement it, which is why I want to do both... just not sure which first. Can the GISP be done purely on left over knowledge from CISSP from a few years ago? How long have people taken to do togaf?

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