[rescue] OT: Should I Cisco Cert?

D.A. Muran-de Assereto dmuran at tuad.org
Tue Feb 3 15:28:40 CST 2004

I just left GD in Miami. There is a lot of interesting stuff going on there in the UNIX arena as well as 
the Windows arena; there's a lot of management BS as well. Who's your buddy there?

Dave Muran-de Assereto

On Tue,  3 Feb 2004 15:22:09 -0500 (EST), Kevin wrote
> Security clearance is an issue.  One that i could fix within the
> next year if i was willing to do a 12 month stint in Cuba with
> General Dynamics.  An ex-military buddy of mine who works for GD,
> keeps bugging me about going to work over there, but then i keep
> hearing all these Exchange sever and NT PDC nightmare stories and
> then i wake up in a cold sweat back in the Microsoft centric
> world.
> It depends on the job and clearance necessary, but a lot of the
> time you can actually work the job while your clearance is being
> processed (which can take a couple of years in some cases.)  You
> get a much quicker, preliminary clearance and go from there.  At
> least this is how my South Comm/GD friends describe it.
> /KRM
> On Tue, 03 Feb 2004 11:17:44 -0800
> Nadine Miller <vraptor at promessage.com> wrote:
> > Kevin wrote:
> > > I'm considering going to school and getting my degree.  I'm
> > > currently employed but i want to move on to bigger and better
> > > jobs.  I've got certs, but i believe the CISSP and a decent
> > > degree will help me in the future.
> > 
> > This is probably not what you want to hear, but I
> > think you'd be better going into the military + doing
> > the above, if you are not too old for it.
> > 
> > The majority of the jobs I see coming across the
> > securityjobs at securityfocus.com list require, at the
> > least, secret clearance.  Unless you are "Mr./Ms. Guru",
> > it's highly unlikely that a company will pay to have
> > you sit around while they shell out $10-20K to get
> > your clearance.
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