Backed by globally recognized nonprofit, (ISC)², the CISSP stands for “Certified Information Systems Security Professional.” The CISSP 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.
Not only is the CISSP an objective measure of excellence, but also a globally recognized standard of achievement. CyberVista is proud to be an (ISC)² Approved training provider for the CISSP. For a free summary sheet PDF of the CISSP exam, please click the button below to start your download.
FOR CYBER PROFESSIONALS
The CISSP is ideal for cybersecurity practitioners including:
Security Systems Engineer
Chief Information Security Officer
Director of Security
New to cybersecurity? Even if you do not have five years work experience, you can still earn your CISSP! Become an Associate of (ISC)², and continue to work toward completing the experience requirements to become fully certified.
THE 8 DOMAINS
The CISSP covers eight cybersecurity subject areas.
Domain 1: Security and Risk Management
Domain 2: Asset Security
Domain 3: Security Engineering
Domain 4: Communications and Network Security
Domain 5: Identity and Access Management
Domain 6: Security Assessment and Testing
Domain 7: Security Operations
Domain 8: Software Development Security
EARNING THE CERTIFICATION
Here is what you need to become a CISSP
5 Years Experience
You need 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.
Don’t have 5 years experience? No problem. You can become an Associate of (ISC)² just by passing the CISSP exam. You will have 6 years to earn your needed experience.
Schedule the Exam and Complete the Examination Agreement
You’ll need to schedule your exam with Pearson VUE, submit the exam fee (or provide your pre-purchase voucher information, if applicable), and complete the Examination Agreement.
Pass the Exam
A passing score of the CISSP examination is a scaled score of 700 points or greater.
Get Your Endorsement
After you have been notified that you have successfully passed the exam, you will need to subscribe to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics and have your application endorsed. The endorsement must be from a (ISC)² active member who is a certified professional. This member will verify your professional experience. You will need to become certified within nine months of the date of your exam or become an Associate of (ISC)². If you do not become certified or an Associate of (ISC)² within 9 months of the date of your exam, you will not be certified without retaking the exam. If you cannot find someone to endorse you, then (ISC)² can act as an endorser for you.
Maintain the CISSP Certification
To maintain your CISSP certification, you need to re-certify every 3 years. Requirements are:
Earn and submit a minimum of 40 continuing professional education (CPE) credits each year for a total of 120 CPE credits.
Pay the $85 annual maintenance fee
Follow the (ISC)² Code of Ethics
READY TO GET STARTED?
We’re happy to help. Take a look at CyberVista’s Live Online CISSP training course. Led by (ISC)² certified instructors, you’ll enjoy the structure, delivery, and convenience of our live online course. You will be supported by the live sessions, videos on demand, over 2,000 practice questions, innovative light board technology, and full-length practice exam within a robust learning management system.