Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Certification Question from a Security Professional


Question:

"Any thoughts on the new ACFCS organization? Hearing any feedback from the companies for which you recruit? 

I'm getting my Financial Crime Specialist certification through ACFCS in March. Curious to know if the BSA/AML compliance industry is embracing the credential yet."

Answer:

I can't share an opinion one way or the other on this one.  I'll give you a more general opinion.  If you're going to pursue certifications, pursue certifications that will add validation on top of what you're already great at in the first place.  

Remember that when you're in an interview, you'll need to be able to share examples of experience you have under your belt that align with your certifications.  Just my 2 cents.

Response:


Very tactfully put. Thanks.

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