My Journey to CISSP

On June 1st, 2018, I officially became a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). This post will very closely mirror a previous post, Becoming a CEH, as I used many of the same resources. I’m transitioning out of the military and I want to work in cyber security. Several months ago, I set in motion my plan to get two or three certifications that covered as much of the DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certifications table as possible. I decided on pursuing the CEH and the CISSP initially, which together would cover 12 of 14 categories/levels. Since I am writing this from the perspective of a transitioning service member, some of the resources I mention will be limited to and/or geared toward active service members and/or veterans.

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