A lot of the advantages/disadvantages depend on whether a certification at the end of the process is necessary....
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
If so, SANS is a fine choice because it provides some of the most highly respected certifications, many of which require completion of a variety of their courses.
Likewise, to get a CISSP designation, a CISSP "boot camp" is a good option because it's built specifically to cover the content on the test. For training on a specific product, many of the products' vendors themselves offer training and an associated certification.
Ultimately the decision on which path to pursue depends on the type of accomplishment or training experience required to meet one's long-term career goals.
Dig Deeper on Information security certifications, training and jobs
Related Q&A from Mike Rothman
The CISSP certification can be a challenge to obtain. Mike Rothman unveils how to get on the right education and career tracks in order to get CISSP ...continue reading
In the world of security certifications, what is the GISP and how alike is it to the CISSP? In this security management expert response, learn about ...continue reading
Depending on your enterprise, it may or may not be necessary to utilize a QSA. In this security management expert response, learn how to determine ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.