If you couldn’t guess by the title of this blog post, I have indeed passed by CISSP certification exam (phew). I always reserve my judgement on the usefulness of particular certifications until I actually sit down and attempt them (unlike some people in the industry — you know who you are). Was it worth it? I believe it was. Due to the scope of the exam I forced myself to learn aspects of security that I had neither the reason, nor the desire, to understand. I feel that I have grown as a security professional because of my studies and hope that I can help others with the things that I have learned.
I’d like to give a shout out those people (you know who you are) who either helped me or reassured me that I would succeed. Thanks everyone!