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What's the latest on the security certification front?

How has the security certification landscape changed since your excellent article of January 2002? I have done some security as an AS/400 admin and more recently as a physical DBA and SAP Basis admin, and want to know which, if any, security certifications might enhance my employability.
Dear Bill:
I update the vendor-neutral and vendor-specific surveys every six months, and recently-updated versions are due out any day now at https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/. While the landscape has changed somewhat in the last year, the big names and programs remain more or less the same, with CISSP and SANS GIAC still at the top of the heap. I'm not aware of tremendous overlap in an infosec programs with database and ERP software in particular, however, so you might have to consider a bit of a career change if you want to work in the infosec area and make your certifications totally relevant. That said, however, you may be able to invent your own intersections and find a niche that uses all of your expertise depending on what you already know and how much security work falls into those headings.

Good luck, and thanks for writing.
--Ed--

This was last published in June 2003

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