Top of Page
 

(ISC)² Cloud Security Certificate - FAQs

To better assist you, we have included frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers for common inquiries. We understand your time is valuable and hope these questions will assist you.

FAQs

  • GENERAL GENERAL
    Q:
    What is an (ISC)² Certificate?
     
    A:
    An (ISC)² Certificate is a pathway to (ISC)² certifications and a cybersecurity career. It’s an opportunity to test your skills, gain industry-specific knowledge and earn a digital badge of completion from the world’s leading cybersecurity professional organization.
    Q:
    How do I earn an (ISC)² Certificate? 
     
    A:
    To earn an (ISC)² certificate, you must score 70% or higher on the final assessment. Upon completion, a certificate and digital badge of completion will be issued.
    Q:
    Who should take this course?
     
    A:
    Cybersecurity professionals, recent graduates, students and others seeking to demonstrate their knowledge in the certificate’s focus topic are a great fit.
    Q:
    What is the benefit of pursuing an (ISC)² Certificate?
     
    A:
    You’ll gain specific industry knowledge and skills from the world’s leading international nonprofit cybersecurity professional organization, conveniently and affordably. Learn in-demand skills, gain a competitive advantage, establish credibility, increase your earning potential and earn CPE credits.
  • PREREQUISITES PREREQUISITES
    Q:
    Do I need a certification to earn an (ISC)² Certificate?
     
    A:
    No. Our certificate program turns a laser focus on specific subject matters tailored to your interests. Our courseware covering the hottest topics is created by cybersecurity’s most reputable certifying body to provide you with the most current and relevant content.
    Q:
    Do I need any previous experience?
     
    A:
    No. Our courses include everything you need, from the basics up to an advanced-level understanding of your cybersecurity focus area of interest
    Q:
    What does the certificate program include?
     
    A:

    The (ISC)² Certificate Program includes:

    • 12 total hours of on-demand self-paced content in three online courses
    • Summary checks and quizzes at the end of each course
    • Activities that result in understanding real-world applications
    • Mini digital badge of completion upon passing each module assessment
    • Digital certificate and badge upon course completion
    • Unlimited access for (ISC)² members; 180-day access for non-members
  • DIGITAL BADGE DIGITAL BADGE
    Q:
    Will I receive a digital badge?
     
    A:
    Yes. A mini digital badge of completion is issued upon passing each module assessment. In addition, upon completion of the final course assessment, a digital badge is issued.
  • CPE CPE
    Q:
    Will I be required to submit Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to maintain my certificate?
     
    A:
    No. Continuing professional education is not required to maintain your certificate.
    Q:
    What is the structure of each certificate program?
     
    A:
    There are three modules earning 4 CPE credits each, plus a final assessment earning 4 CPE credits — for a total of 16 CPE credits in each certificate program.
  • OTHER OTHER
    Q:
    How long does it take to earn a certificate?
     
    A:
    Each certificate program’s interactive self-paced course offers the flexibility to work through the content and activities at your own pace. The course is open to you for 180 days, with an estimated 12 hours required for total course completion.
    Q:
    Do I have to complete the full course to earn a certificate?
     
    A:
    No. If you feel you’re already knowledgeable in the subject matter, you may go straight to the final assessment and earn 4 CPE credits.
Ok