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Old 26-01-2006, 12:17 PM   #46
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Well, Im not saying that I am applying for deployment jobs. Its just that I keep getting calls from agencies asking if I know these skills. Obviously, none of them read my resume thoroughly.

Csy: The sad truth is recruiters don't have a clue what security operations mean?? Their perception of Security ops is again deploying, maintaining and installing FW/IDS

tat y i say u get e wrong recruiter mah, they r like sale, hv to go thru hundreds of resume, u cannot expect them to spend time n try to understand all mah, but tat life lah, there r good one out there maybe just tat u nvr encounter nia.

if next time my recrutier asking me for your type of skill set i get them to call u
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Old 26-01-2006, 01:45 PM   #47
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I Passed cisa....... wahahahaha. Ho say liao lah
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Old 26-01-2006, 02:31 PM   #48
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I Passed cisa....... wahahahaha. Ho say liao lah

tot e exam in dec nia, one mth plus noe liao ar, quite fast sia.

well done n all e best.


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Old 26-01-2006, 04:58 PM   #49
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ok lor. can go big4 liao.
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Old 26-01-2006, 05:56 PM   #50
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My friend passed CISA too. He scored 86%.

Steady sia, see u all pass
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Old 26-01-2006, 06:16 PM   #51
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aiya, u wan oso can pass mah.
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Old 26-01-2006, 09:37 PM   #52
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No time leh, off work at 6.30, come home shag liao.

Still got CCNP to go for.

Colleague just gave me his Checkpoint exam vouchers, which is expiring in 1 mth time. Got to pia those first.
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Old 26-01-2006, 10:21 PM   #53
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Its a matter of mentality and will power. While doing my mba, I got classmates with jobs needing to fly, and have to manage a family of kids. Yet they still manage High distinctions ...

No time leh, off work at 6.30, come home shag liao.

Still got CCNP to go for.

Colleague just gave me his Checkpoint exam vouchers, which is expiring in 1 mth time. Got to pia those first.
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Old 26-01-2006, 10:53 PM   #54
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guess I'm a little lazy

Ok time to study
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Old 27-01-2006, 05:53 AM   #55
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i agree that the HR people don't really know much about IT stuffs, esp the jobscope etc...that's why sometimes common certs like MCSEs CCNAs CISSPs stand out from the crowd though they may not know exactly what value they bring..

I think CISSP is really not an easy paper to pass atm still, hence i believe your market value should be quite high wan...with the market going upwards a little more patience may be what it takes for you to get wat u wan...good luck!
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Old 27-01-2006, 10:55 AM   #56
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no need to think lah, CISSP is a paper dam hard to pass but on the contray, i got see ppl nvr study @all, not reali involve in ISec but take one time, pass liao. so? luck do contribute to a certain extend.
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Old 29-01-2006, 07:45 PM   #57
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maybe these group of one time passer, without much involvement in ITsec happens to have lots of ITSec common sense?

Anyway, lets not side track from the main topic.

Ok, generally here's what I heard

IT auditors:
$3-$4.5k for those with just enough experience (2 -4 years)
$5-$7k for those with very good experience (i.e 6-8 years)

Typically Bank environment pays better, but it comes with a price.
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Old 29-01-2006, 08:21 PM   #58
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Honestly, I do not see these portion of people getting a quality IT Sec job easily even with CISSP..

no need to think lah, CISSP is a paper dam hard to pass but on the contray, i got see ppl nvr study @all, not reali involve in ISec but take one time, pass liao. so? luck do contribute to a certain extend.
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Old 29-01-2006, 08:23 PM   #59
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Nowadays, I tend to think CISSP and CISA are baselines to be recognised Security professional. Afterwhich to stand out, depends on experience
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:37 PM   #60
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Expected salary of Security Professional

hi xiaosa,

here's some pointers for u. hopefully it's useful.

- your qualification is suitable for mid-level manager and above but your experience is insufficient.
- if u r serious abt security, look for jobs that offer u interaction with management and handles security issues or compliance and best practices etc
- local banks and SMEs do not pay security professionals highly becos they generally perceive them as network admin/engineers, unlike US companies.
- if you are interested in doing technical stuff it would be difficult for you to earn big bucks
- look carefully at what are the experiences and exposures are in demand.
- your salary range at this stage of your career should be of $2.8k - $3.8 depending on company. if u have an aggregate of 5yrs+ experience doing the same thing then it may not get you much higher unless you get a promotion. Your ceiling will be abt $4-4.5 doing the same thing - IDR.

it is true that many recruiters and HR people don't hv an idea about professional certs like CISSP and CISA. they quote it to show that they know something to impress the company. imagine if some IT folks in the forum are asking which certs to take, how much more can these recruiters know abt IT security.

happy job hunting..

ry (ITB)
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