CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
For the Next Generation of Information Security Leaders
The vendor-neutral CISSP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven deep technical and managerial competence, skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage their overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks.
Backed by (ISC)², the globally recognized, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the information security field, the CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024. Not only is the CISSP an objective measure of excellence, but also a globally recognized standard of achievement.
Who should obtain the CISSP certification?
The CISSP is ideal for those working in positions such as, but not limited to:
Globally Recognized Standard in Information Security
The CISSP draws from a comprehensive, up-to-date, global common body of knowledge that ensures security leaders have a deep knowledge and understanding of new threats, technologies, regulations, standards, and practices. The CISSP exam tests one’s competence in the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK, which cover:
- 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
CISSP Exam Information
|Length of exam||6 hours|
|Number of questions||250|
|Question format||Multiple choice and advanced innovative questions|
|Passing grade||700 out of 1000 points|
|Exam availability||English, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Visually impaired|
|Testing center||Pearson Vue Testing Center|
|Study tools||Official (ISC)² Guide to the CISSP CBK Textbook|
For more information on the CISSP credential, download the CISSP Brochure .
All (ISC)² certifications, except CCSP, CCFP, and HCISPP, are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to be in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17024 Standards.
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