CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is an independent information security certification granted by the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)².
Candidates must have a minimum of five years of paid work experience in two or more of the CISSP CBK domains. One year of required experience can be satisfied by earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent, or an additional credential from the (ISC)2 approved list. Only one year of experience will be satisfied by education credit.
To become a CISSP, you must have at least five years of full-time, paid work experience as a security analyst in two or more of the eight domains covered by the CISSP.
Experience waivers are available for those with college degrees and additional credentials that are approved by the (ISC). When you meet the experience requirement, you can also become an Associate of the (ISC) and earn the CISSP.
After that, you must pass the exam. To pass the exam, you should obtain a minimum score of 700 out of 1000.
Yes, the official (ISC)2® study guide is included with this course.
If you take the CISSP exam in English, it will take 4 hours. It will take 6 hours for the other languages (Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish).
The standard cost of the CISSP exam is $699 USD, but a voucher for the exam, as well as exam preparation tools, are included in the price of this course tuition.
Yes, the CISSP certification is valid for a total of three years. You can retake the course and exam, or you can earn and submit 120 Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs) over the duration of three years.
By participating in Continuing Professional Education activities, you can earn and submit the minimum number of credits required to maintain your certification.
If you fail the exam on your first try, you may retake it after 30 test-free days. If you do not pass the exam on your second attempt, you may retest 60 days after your most recent exam attempt.
Yes. Averest will provide instructions on how to take the CISSP exam online.
While both certifications are for cybersecurity, the CISSP requires a broader and more comprehensive understanding of further cybersecurity topics and can eventually lead to cybersecurity professionals taking on management roles for cybersecurity programs.
Nonetheless, the CCSP is more focused on cloud security and architecture, limiting your specific cybersecurity roles while also allowing you to move to cloud-specific roles.
In many ways, the SSCP exam is more difficult for CISSP holders because it focuses on technical application. Despite being considered "entry level," the SSCP is intended for technical practitioners. It explains how to incorporate, construct, design, and apply security to technology.
The CISSP, on the other hand, was created with leaders in mind. It focuses on how to create a program and apply security concepts to business.
Furthermore, the frames of reference for each certification are diametrically opposed. SSCP focuses on technical application, whereas CISSP focuses on business alignment of that application.