Really happy to receive the CISSP-ISSEP certificate today to become the first ISSEP holder in Taiwan:)
MY DREAM COMES TRUE TODAY
I dreamed a dream 30 years ago and it comes true today. When I was a 10th grade student, I got in touch with the 8086 PC and DOS for the first time. It is the moment that determines my passion and career to be an “IT professional”.
After working for 20+ years in the IT industry, I developed an expertise stack as the above diagram and achieved annual goals to pass a list of planned exams with the purpose to be certified, to deliver quality services, and assure customer confidence.
Today is the historic moment in my life, becoming an experienced and certified IT professional.
Quality Software Criteria
My InfoSec Expertise Roadmap
My Exam Preparation Days
My Exam Timeline
After studying for 35 hours within 12 days (from 2018/11/15 to 2018/11/26), I cleared the ISACA CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) exam today. Because of distractions, I spent only 35 hours in a period of 12 days.
I used the following study materials:
For experienced managers, MBAs or entrepreneurs, I believe it won’t take you too much time to study these two.
This exam is one of my favorites. Even though it is not as well-known as CISA or CISSP, it really helps. I highly recommend CISSPs sit for this exam if management position is one of your career choices.
I’ve achieved my annual goals as the following:
- Milestone #1: PMI + CISSP
- 2018/04/09 ACP
- 2018/04/27 PBA
- 2018/06/19 CISSP
- 2018/07/10 RMP
- Milestone #2: ISACA
- 2018/07/24 CISM
- 2018/08/13 CRISC
- 2018/08/28 CISA
- Milestone #3: ISC2
- 2018/09/07 CCSP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/14)
- 2018/09/13 CSSLP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/28)
- 2018/09/25 CISSP-ISSEP (bonus)
- Milestone #4: EC-Council
- 2018/10/09 CEH (originally scheduled on 2018/10/15)
- 2018/10/12 ECSA (originally scheduled on 2018/10/29)
- Bonus Exams: scrum.org
- 2018/10/21, PSM I
- 2018/10/23, ISO 27001 LA
- 2018/10/27, PSPO I
- 2018/10/28, PSD
- Final Optimization
- 2018/11/06 CISSP-ISSMP
- 2018/11/14 CISSP-ISSAP
- 2018/11/26 CGEIT
- Mission: To Inspire People to Enjoy Learning
- Vision: To be one of the most influential share points of people and knowledge in Taiwan
Annual goals for 2019
- To publish a book of agile and/or CISSP for exam prep in memory of my father
- Start a new business initiative with a long term goal to train 1000 CISSPs in Taiwan
- Get insights to AI/machine learning with emphasis on Python
- Enablers are broadly defined as anything that can help to achieve the objectives of the enterprise.
- Governance ensures that stakeholder needs, conditions and options are evaluated to determine balanced, agreed-on enterprise objectives to be achieved; setting direction through prioritization and decision making; and monitoring performance and compliance against agreed-on direction and objectives.
- Enterprise governance is a set of responsibilities and practices exercised by the board and executive management with the goal of providing strategic direction, ensuring that objectives are achieved, ascertaining that risks are managed appropriately and verifying that the enterprise’s resources are used responsibly.
- Architecture can be defined as a representation of a conceptual framework of components and their relationships at a point in time.
- Key Assets
- Weill and Ross identify six key assets
- Human, Financial, Physical IP, Information and IT, and Relationship assets
- Define KPIs before implementing IT BSC.
- The board of directors provides input for business strategy and IT strategy.
- The IT strategy committee is responsible for providing guiding principles for a business-aligned IT strategy through the enterprise architecture.
- The IT steering committee implements the IT strategy developed by the IT strategy committee using guiding principles.
- The IT architecture review board
- The CIO is responsible for developing the IT enterprise architecture using guiding principles. (Senior/Executive Management)
- Having leaders who inspire new values is the most relevant in the enterprise change of an IT governance implementation. The culture of an enterprise is a reflection of leadership consciousness (values, beliefs and behaviors of the leaders and the legacy of the past leaders).
- An IT governance framework can exert its greatest influence in resolving cross-departmental conflicts for IT-related issues. When a governance framework is in place, business units are aligned to strategies and resource prioritization is made accordingly.