Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Overview


Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an independent information security certification governed by the not-for-profit International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, (ISC)2.

The CISSP certification was the first credential in the field of information security, accredited by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to ISO (International Standards Organization) Standard 17024:2003. It is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in both their Information Assurance Technical (IAT) and Managerial (IAM) categories. CISSP certified professionals are considered authorities on key security issues including mobile security, risk management, application development security, cloud computing, among others.

CISSP certification is not only an objective measure of excellence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement for security training. Koenig provides comprehensive CISSP training for participants who wish to gain expertise in defining the design, architecture, management and controls leading to a secure business environment. Individuals possessing this vendor neutral credential are high in demand by corporations all over the world who want to protect their organizations from a growing spurt of sophisticated cyber attacks.

Who should do a CISSP Course?

The CISSP training is ideal for the following professionals:

  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)
  • IT Directors
  • IT Security Consultants/Managers
  • Security Architects/Auditors
  • IT Managers
  • Security System Engineers
  • Network Architects

CISSP Course Objectives

  • Understand the basics of telecommunication and network security concepts, required components for minimizing security risks, securing channels of communication, and techniques for preventing and detecting network-based attacks.
  • Identify the key terms and processes of security operations and how to protect and control information processing assets in a centralized or distributed environment in this CISSP training.
  • Define and apply information security governance and Risk Management Framework including the policies, concepts, principles, structures and standards that are established for the protection of information assets and how to assess the effectiveness of that protection
  • Gain the required skills to design the architecture and manage IT security in an enterprise environment through this authorized CISSP course
This course prepares you for Exam CISSP. Download Course Contents
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Classroom Training*
Duration : 5 Days
Fee :  Dubai : $2,660 , India : $1,848


December
16-20 (Chennai)
16-20 (Delhi)
23-27 (Delhi)
January
06-10 (Delhi)
11-19 (Delhi)
12-16 (Dubai)
13-17 (Bangalore)
20-24 (Chennai)
February
03-07 (Delhi)
09-13 (Dubai)
10-14 (Bangalore)
17-21 (Chennai)
March
02-06 (Delhi)
08-12 (Dubai)
09-13 (Bangalore)
Instructor-Led Online Training
Duration : 5 Days
Fee :  $1,720


December
16-20
23-27
January
06-10
11-19
12-16
13-17
20-24
February
03-07
09-13
10-14
17-21
March
02-06
08-12
09-13
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Duration : 5 Days
Fee : On Request
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Course Prerequisites

To apply for the CISSP course certification, you need to:

  • Have a minimum 5 years of cumulative paid full-time work experience in two or more of the 8 domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)
  • One-year experience waiver can be earned with a 4-year college degree, or regional equivalent or additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list


Few of the benefits of the CISSP Certification include:

  • CISSP Certification validates the credentials of someone in understanding Information Security and therefore, a globally recognized certification.
  • Your job prospects will increase after the completion of this CISSP training as today there is an increased spending on IT Security by companies.
  • After completing this certification, you can get automatic membership to the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² Membership.

Give an edge to your career with Cyber Security certification training courses. Students can join the classes for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Training & Certification Course at Koenig Campus located at New Delhi, Bengaluru, Shimla, Goa, Dehradun, Dubai & Instructor-Led Online.

FAQ's


Once you have attained this certification, you will be able to define the design, architecture and management of the IT Security in your organization.

This exam is a computer-based test (CBT) and can be taken at any of the Pearson VUE Testing Centres around the world. However, Final examination must be undertaken within 30 days from the date of course completion. A passing score of 700 out of 1000 points is required. There is a total of 250 questions that need to be answered and the length of the exam is around 6 hours. The exam can be taken in multiple languages other than English and can also be taken by the visually impaired.

The 8 domains of the CISSP training include:

  1. Asset Security
  2. Security Operations 
  3. Security Engineering Identity
  4. Access Management
  5. Software Development Security
  6. Security Assessment
  7. Testing Communications
  8. Network Security and Risk Management

The CISSP credential is ideal for mid-level and senior-level managers who are working toward or have already attained positions such as CISOs, CSOs or Senior Security Engineers. As a CISSP, you gain access to (ISC)² services and programs which support and enhance your growth throughout your information security career.

These services and programs include Ongoing education Peer Networking Forums Events Job Postings Industry Communications Concentrations for proven subject matter expertise Speaking and volunteer opportunities.

Candidates who do not meet the CISSP professional experience requirements may become Associates of (ISC)². To become an Associate of (ISC)², you will need to complete and submit the examination form and successfully pass the exam. Fortunately, you don‘t have to wait until you‘ve spent years in the field to demonstrate your competence in information security. After taking the CISSP examination, you will receive an email from (ISC)² indicating whether you have passed the exam.

Upon successfully passing the exam, you become an Associate of (ISC)². The (ISC)² Associate for CISSP designation is valid for a period of 5 years from the date the "pass" email is issued; the (ISC)² Associate has a maximum of 5 years to obtain the required experience and submit the required endorsement form for certification as a CISSP.

To be able to get a recertification, you will have to take the exam again You will have to pay any outstanding Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs) Contact Member Services to get your certificate reactivated.

There are certain prerequisites and steps that one needs to adhere to in order to become a CISSP.

  • Experience - To become CISSP certified, a minimum of five years of experience in two or more of the total eight domains mentioned under CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge) is required. However, one year from the total required experience can be waived off if a candidate holds a four-year college degree in the same field, its regional equivalent or educational eligibility as stated by (ISC)2.
  • Prepare for and clear the exam - The exam outline for CISSP can be obtained through the (ISC)2 webpage. Students can also download a study app from the App Store. Other self-study materials include textbook and CISSP Flash Cards. One can also enrol for CISSP in-class or online training offered by (ISC)2 and other third-party training partners.
  • Become a CISSP - Upon passing the CISSP exam, subscribe to the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics and fill an Endorsement Form which must be signed by another (ISC)2 certified professional who agrees to verify your professional experience. This form must be submitted within nine months of your passing the exam. Merely passing the exam will not make you certified.

The standard registration cost for the CISSP exam is US $699. However, the prices are a bit different for Asia Pacific and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) regions and depend on their local currency rates.

The CISSP certification is valid for 3 years. Professionals can either retake the exam upon the completion of this period or submit 120 Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs) during the three years. CPE credits are earned by participating in CPE activities.

There is also an Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) that must be submitted to maintain the certification.

Upon submitting the CPE and AMF, the certification gets renewed further for another 3 years.

The most common job positions that are offered upon earning a CISSP are:

  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Information Security Assurance Analyst
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Senior IT Security Consultant
  • Senior Information Security Assurance Consultant
  • Senior IT Security Operations Specialist
  • Senior Information Security Risk Officer
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Information Security Consultant

The CISSP exam can be attempted not more than three times in a calendar year.

The CISSP exam contains 100 to 150 multiple choice and advanced innovative questions. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.

The exam demands a minimum score of 700 out of 1000 points in order to pass it.

Follow the following steps to prepare for the CISSP exam:

  • Understand the basics of CISSP and the eight domains it is comprised of.
  • Make sure that the prerequisites are met.
  • Prepare for the exam - Use multiple study sources such as all-in-one study guides and taking practice tests. One can also enrol for a certification course or buddy up with peers.
  • Distribute the time wisely for preparation.
  • Decide on a successful strategy to be used during the exam.

As per PayScale, a certification in CISSP can make a professional earn an average salary of $107,000/year.