In my inbox today is the reminder from ISC2 that my CISSP certification is up for renewal this fall. I haven’t been very diligent about tracking my credits so I have some work to do there. I found myself questioning whether or not I should spend the $105 and renew it. Thinking back over the 8 years since I passed the exam, I can’t remember an instance where this certification has helped me. Maybe it has along the way..I just cant think of when. It has never come up specifically during a job interview or similar discussions. With all of the boot camps / study guides out there I can’t help feel that this cert is being watered down a bit. I’ve never been that big into certifications anyway, CISSP is the only one I have.
I just don’t know. Given my career path as of late (a couple of CTO gigs), I’m just not sure it’s worth it. Then again, I would hate to have to sit down and memorize the difference between a wet pipe and dry pipe sprinkler system or how many rounds in an AES CBC cipher all over again.