The main goal of many in taking up the certification exam for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is to develop more skill sets and broaden their knowledge and expertise as far as information security is concerned. Is this true? Well, may be for some. Aside from the bragging rights that you can get out of passing the CISSP certification program, you will also get the chance to work in a top multi-billion company that can offer you the best compensation package that will ultimately change your life forever. Amazing isnt it? It is a fact that information security is a critical aspect of any business to ensure growth and success in the years to come.
CISSP ranks as one of the highest paying security certifications, along with Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), and SANS/GIAC Security Expert (GSE). In 2005 alone, CISSP earns nearly a US $100, making it one of the highest in terms of pay rate for any IT professional. This is the reason why a lot of CISSP wannabes are working their way in passing the exam to be offered with the same salary (or just even close).
Indeed the road to CISSP success is difficult and challenging, but a bright light awaits those who will survive and make it through the end of the tunnel. Determination, coupled with hard work will eventually get you to the right direction. Getting a high salary is just the icing on the cake. The true reward lies on loving your career, applying what you have learned and seeking to gain more experience in delivering world-class service to many.