In the past year, I successfully passed the CISSP exam administered by ISC^2 . The CISSP certification is highly reputable and the most widely recognized certification amongst IT Security professionals. I still need about 1 year of additional work experience to obtain CISSP certification, but passing the exam does allow me to use status of Associate of ISC^2.
I am updating my resume to reflect recent accomplishments and new responsibilities assumed in my changed job role, from an IT auditor to security analyst. My questions:
How valuable are intermediary "accomplishments" such as described here for professional working in cybersecurity?
In general, is it worthwhile to include on resume as a distinguishing factor from other candidates?
Field of cybersecurity is highly dynamic and fast growing, and is one area where I feel certifications as evidence of competence really can make a difference. In networking with other InfoSec associates, this view seems to be shared.
I am open to all perspectives, but specifically want to hear from other people working in IT Security if possible, management and non - management level employees alike.