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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is the most globally recognized certification in the information security market. CISSP validates an information security professional's deep technical and managerial knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization.

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CISSP

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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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(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 (IAM)
Security and Risk Management
Security Architecture and Engineering
Security Assessment and Testing
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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(ISC)²
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 work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK. Earning a 4-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy 1 year of the required experience. Education credit will only satisfy 1 year of experience. A candidate that doesn’t have the required experience to become a CISSP may become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the CISSP examination. The Associate of (ISC)² will then have 6 years to earn the 5 years required experience.
Years of Experience: 5.00 years
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CISSP Exam
Summary: The CISSP exam is computer-based and administered at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide.
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Conditions
Description: Candidates must meet the following requirements:
Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years cumulative work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK. Earning a 4-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy 1 year of the required experience. Education credit will only satisfy 1 year of experience. A candidate that doesn’t have the required experience to become a CISSP may become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the CISSP examination. The Associate of (ISC)² will then have 6 years to earn the 5 years required experience.
Years of Experience: 5.00 years
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CISSP Exam
Summary: The CISSP exam is computer-based and administered at Pearson VUE testing centers worldwide.
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1 1 Renewal Requirement
Conditions
Description: Recertification is required every 3 years by meeting all renewal requirements.
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Conditions
  • Abide by the (ISC)² Code of Ethics
  • 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

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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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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam
Certified Information Systems Security Professional Exam
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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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Description: The CISSP examination 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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