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<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Some security topics are already part of the exam if I remember
the topic list correctly. On a rather low level, though. But I am in favor of
dropping the language-specific stuff – you do not need to know all web
languages in order to be a web app security professional.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>--Christian<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><span lang=EN-US>Hmmm. You
triggered an interesting thought. What if we were to drop language-specifics
and instead figure out also how to encourage Microsoft to ask security
questions in their </span><a href="http://ASP.NET"><span lang=EN-US>ASP.NET</span></a><span
lang=EN-US> Web Developer Exam?<br>
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color:#1F497D'>Very interesting note, thanks for sharing. I obviously agree
with 1) – see my previous posting. 2) is very interesting, I wasn’t aware of
those statistics. That’s definitely something to watch out for. On the other
hand I think that web application security and OWASP are more “mainstream” and
target a wider audience than CISSP. One of the mail goals of OWASP is that best
practices for secure (web) coding and planning should be promoted, which
appeals to a lot of people, who in turn are targets for certification. Are
there any numbers for more web related certifications, like Microsoft’s <a
href="http://ASP.NET"><span style='color:blue'>ASP.NET</span></a> Web Developer
exam, or Zend PHP, or … ? </span><span lang=EN-US><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'>Best regards</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Christian</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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