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The CISSP recognizes information security leaders who understand cybersecurity strategy, as well as hands-on implementation. It shows you have the knowledge and experience to design, develop and manage the overall security posture of an organization.

Estimated Time to Complete Required Assessments

Certified Information Systems Security Professional Exam
Estimated: 6 hours

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In Language: English (en)
Alternate Name: CISSP

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(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic...

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Competencies

8 Assesses 8 Competencies
Asset Security
Communications and Network Security
Identity and Access Management
Security and Risk Management
Security Assessment and Testing
Security Engineering
Security Operations
Software Development Security

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As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection ...

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Assessments
(ISC)²
The CISSP examination covers 8 domain areas. You will have 6 hours to answer 250 multiple choice and advanced innovative questions. Passing score is 700 out of 1,000 points. Register through Pearson VUE www.pearsonvue.com/isc2.
Conditions
Description: Candidates must meet the following requirements:
Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years cumulative paid full-time work experience in two or more of the 8 domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK®. Candidates may receive a one year experience waiver with a 4-year college degree, or regional equivalent or additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list, thus requiring four years of direct full-time professional security work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK. Don't have the experience? Become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the CISSP exam. You'll have 6 years to earn your experience to become a CISSP.
Years of Experience: 5.00 years
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Learning Opportunities
Led by an (ISC)² authorized instructor, this training seminar provides a comprehensive review of information security concepts and industry best practices, covering the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK: - Security and Risk Management - Asset Security - Security Engineering - Communications and Network Security - Identity and Access Management - Security Assessment and Testing - Security Operations - Software Development Security
Conditions
Description: Candidates are recommended to have the following training:
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1 1 Renewal Requirement
Conditions
Description: Recertification is required every 3 years by meeting all renewal requirements, which include:
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Conditions
  • Earn and submit a minimum of 40 continuing professional education (CPE) credits each year of the 3-year certification cycle and total of 120 CPE credits by the end of the 3-year certification cycle.
  • Pay the annual maintenance fee (AMF) of US$85 each year of the 3-year certification for a total cycle
  • Abide by the (ISC)² Code of Ethics

Estimated Costs

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CISSP Exam Cost
Summary: The CISSP examination is computer-based and administered at Pearson VUE Testing centers worldwide.
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$699.00
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Applies To:
Everyone

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1 Revocation Term
Revocation Profile for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Description: To remain in good standing, members must: - Abide by the (ISC)² Code of Ethics; - Submit Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs) upon receipt of annual invoices; and, - Obtain and submit the required Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
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The CISSP examinations is computer-based and administered at Pearson VUE Testing centers worldwide.
Description: The CISSP examinations is computer-based and administered at Pearson VUE Testing centers worldwide.
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(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, programmatic...
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