CISSP is the gold standard credential to pursue for IT security professionals. It remains at the very top of the game and is a requirement for a majority of senior IT security roles. The CISSP certification proves you have the advanced skills, knowledge and commitment required, to command higher wages. The challenging standards require students to have at least 5 years of experience in two of the eight (ISC)2 domains. Additionally, you must complete a 100-150 multiple choice- and advanced innovative questions exam in order to be officially certified. This is no walk in the park and that’s why the Readynez CISSP course- and certification program is taught by experts who will work with you before, during and after your course to ensure you're best prepared for the exam. Although a difficult process, the return on investment makes it one of the most highly sought after courses available.
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To be eligible to get your certification, you must complete two processes:
Exam length: up to three hours
Number of questions: 100-150
Format: Multiple choice and advanced innovative questions
Passing grade: 700 out of 1000 points
Content: Security and Risk Management - 15%, Asset Security - 10%, Security Architecture and Engineering - 13%, Communication and Network Security - 14%, Identity and Access Management (IAM) - 13%, Security Assessment and Testing - 12%, Security Operations - 13%, Software Development Security - 10%
The CISSP exam does not automatically lead to a CISSP Certification. In order to acquire the certification you must also adhere to the following requirements.
To be issued a certificate, you must:
Prove that you possess a minimum of five years of professional experience in the information security field (or four years plus a college degree)
Complete the Candidate Agreement, confirming the above experience, and legally committing to the Code of Ethics
Successfully answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background
Pass the exam with a scaled score of 700 points or greater
Submit a completed Endorsement Form
(If randomly selected) successfully pass an audit of your professional experience
What is Endorsement?
Once you have been notified of passing the examination, you will be required to have your application endorsed by a Certified Information Systems Security Professional before the credential can be awarded. If none can be found, another qualified professional with knowledge of information systems or an officer of the candidates corporation can be used to validate your professional experience.
Your endorser will confirm your professional experience is true to the best of their knowledge, and that you are in good standing within the information security industry.
Upon receipt of the Endorsement Form and barring a random audit of your professional experience, the credential should be awa
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The CISSP domains are drawn from various information security topics within the (ISC)² CBK. The CISSP CBK consists of the following 8 domains:
Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, and Business Continuity)
- Confidentiality, integrity, and availability concepts
- Security governance principles
- Legal and regulatory issues
- Professional ethic
- Security policies, standards, procedures and guidelines
Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets)
- Information and asset classification
- Ownership (e.g. data owners, system owners)
- Protect privacy
- Appropriate retention
- Data security controls
- Handling requirements (e.g. markings, labels, storage)
Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)
- Engineering processes using secure design principles
- Security models fundamental concepts
- Security evaluation models
- Security capabilities of information systems
- Security architectures, designs, and solution elements vulnerabilities
- Web-based systems vulnerabilities
- Mobile systems vulnerabilities
- Embedded devices and cyber-physical systems vulnerabilities
- Site and facility design secure principles
- Physical security
Communication and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)
- Secure network architecture design (e.g. IP & non-IP protocols, segmentation)
- Secure network components
- Secure communication channels
- Network attacks
Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)
- Physical and logical assets control
- Identification and authentication of people and devices
- Identity as a service (e.g. cloud identity)
- Third-party identity services (e.g. on-premise)
- Access control attacks
- Identity and access provisioning lifecycle (e.g. provisioning review)
Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analysing Security Testing)
- Assessment and test strategies
- Security process data (e.g. management and operational controls)
- Security control testing
- Test outputs (e.g. automated, manual)
- Security architectures vulnerabilities
Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, and Disaster Recovery)
- Investigations support and requirements
- Logging and monitoring activities
- Provisioning of resources
- Foundational security operations concepts
- Resource protection techniques
- Incident management
- Preventative measures
- Patch and vulnerability management
- Change management processes
- Recovery strategies
- Disaster recovery processes and plans
- Business continuity planning and exercises
- Physical security
- Personnel safety concerns
Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security
- Security in the software development lifecycle
- Development environment security controls
- Software security effectiveness
- Acquired software security impact
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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an information security certification. The International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2, awards the CISSP, an independent information security certification. Worldwide, there are 152,632 members of (ISC)2 who hold the CISSP certification.
Security professionals who successfully complete the six-hour Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam are recognized as experts in ten different fields: access control systems and methodology; disaster recovery planning; physical security; operations; security; management practices; telecommunications and network security.
The study of law, investigation, and ethics, as well as cryptography, security architecture, application and system development, and other related fields, is required curriculum in the CISSP exam.
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of five years of paid work experience in at least two of the CISSP CBK's eight domains. A four-year college degree or regional equivalent, or a credential from the (ISC)2 approved list, will satisfy one year of the required experience.
A CISSP certification requires at least five years of full-time, paid work as a security analyst in two or more of the eight fields included in the CISSP, such as cryptography and software development security.
If you have a college degree and additional credentials that have been approved by the board, you may be eligible for an experience waiver. When you've accumulated the necessary work experience, you can also become an Associate of the (ISC) and obtain the CISSP credential. Prepare for and ace the test is what's left to do. To pass the exam, you must score at least 700 out of a possible 1000 points.
Once you've passed the exam, you'll need an endorsement from a (ISC) expert who can validate your professional experience criteria, such as the length of time you've worked in the field, your reputation, and your continuing education as a security analyst. A professional endorsement from a current member is the primary reason for joining and participating in professional organizations and seminars. These are good career moves that can help you get endorsements for your CISSP application from potential sponsors.
If you want to keep your CISSP certification active, you must retake the exam every three years and pay the annual maintenance fee of $85 to the organization. CPE credits are required to maintain certification every three years, with a minimum of 20 credits per year. The annual maintenance fee and 40 CPE credits are required for re-certification.
Typical job roles for people holding this certification are;
CISSP certifications are valid for a total of three years. For renewal, retaking the course and exam is an option, as is earning and submitting 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits over the three-year period.
The CISSP exam exam is typically $699, but the exact price and additional fees vary by location. If you need to reschedule your test, you must pay a $50 penalty.
As part of CISSP certification training, you learn how to define the IT architecture and how to build and maintain secure business environments using internationally recognized information security standards. The CISSP certification exam is administered by (ISC)2 and tests your knowledge of current industry standards and best practices, in topics like:
The syllabus for the CISSP exam includes the following domains: