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About the CISSP Exam and Certification

Welcome to the world of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)!     At its heart, the information security standards developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (or ISC2) are relied on by organizations across the globe. The most fundamental method of demonstrating your own understanding of information security standards is by achieving the CISSP certification.

Since the early 2000s, the CISSP certification has grown to become one of the most sought after and internationally recognized IT credentials available; consistently ranking in the top 5 industry certifications across career certification surveys.

CISSP Exam Format

The CISSP exam is designed to objectively assess and measure Information Security knowledge. Concepts covered in the CISSP exam are directly derived from the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The CISSP program is the first IT certification to be an ANSI ISO/IEC Standard 17024:2003 accreditation. A summary of the exam structure and passing requirements are as follows:

  • There are 150 total multiple choice questions which make up the CISSP exam, covering all eight CBK Domains
  • Individuals have 3 hours to complete the exam
  • The passing grade required is a scale score of 700 out of a possible 1000 points
  • The CISSP CAT is a variable-length adaptive test. Within the total number of questions presented, candidates will receive 25 unscored questioned that are used to evaluate future tests. To receive a pass/fail result, the candidate must answer a minimum of 75 scored questions and a maximum of 125 scored questions. Learn more here: (ISC)² web site

The eight domains from the CISSP CBK, covered by the CISSP exam, are listed below.

  • 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 practice exam content includes questions on all of the above CBK domains, reflecting the real CISSP exam. The actual exam is offered through a proctored exams, and is expected to be available via computer based testing (CBT) in the future.

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About the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification

The CISSP certification is governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, commonly known as (ISC)², and covers subject matter from the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The CISSP certification is held by more than 60,000 individuals worldwide, and has been an ISO compliant accreditation since 2004.

The CISSP certification has become one of the most sought after internationally recognized certifications available. As of 2006, the average salary of a CISSP certified professional is $94,070 annually. The CISSP certification is a globally recognized credential, and must be renewed every three years. The certification can be renewed through Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, or by retaking the CISSP exam.

The following are the minimum requirements in attaining the CISSP certification:

  • Work Experience: A minimum of five years security work experience in two or more CISSP domains. (four years with applicable degree or certification)
  • Accept the CISSP Code of Ethics and attest to the truth of your professional experience
  • Answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background
  • Have your qualifications endorsed by another (ISC)² certified professional
  • Pass the CISSP Exam

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About the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² (or ISC2)

The (ISC)² is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in the U.S.A, most widely known for its CISSP certification. The (ISC)² develops and maintains the (ISC)² Common Body of Knowledge (also known as the ISC2 CBK), upon which a common framework of terms and principles in the Information Security field are based. In addition to the CISSP certification, the (ISC)² also credentials the SSCP, CAP, and CSSLP certifications.

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  • Our CISSP practice exams cover all eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
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