Here are just a few reasons to pursue the CISSP certification. You will:
- Catapult your career. As other CISSPs will tell you, this certification will raise your visibility and credibility, improve your job security, create new opportunities for you or even increase your salary — depending on your country and employer. On average, (ISC)² members report having 35 percent higher salaries than non-members. (Source: “2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study”)
- Challenge yourself to grow and be better. The CISSP exam is a rigorous test of your knowledge. But well beyond the exam, the CISSP is about reaching a deeper, better and broader understanding of the common body of knowledge for cybersecurity. It’s an exhilarating feeling to become a CISSP.
- Give yourself access to (and respect from) a global community of peers. Information security careers can feel isolating at times. With the CISSP, you earn membership in (ISC)² — a global community of thought leaders. You’ll meet experts who share your passion. You’ll be able to share ideas and find new ways to improve your craft. And you’ll open yourself up to connections around the world.
- Strengthen the skills you need to protect your organization. The CISSP focuses on the practical application of cybersecurity knowledge and tools. It explores actual, on-the-job issues and risks. And it gives you a systematic approach to cybersecurity. All of this means you’ll expand the skills and knowledge you need to fulfill your duty to your organization.
What the Industry Is Saying About the CISSP
- Named one of 8 Valuable Security Certifications for 2017– Dark Reading
- Ranked #4 on the Top 15 Moneymaking Certifications for 2017 list – CRN
- Listed as one of the 15 Top-Paying Certifications for 2017 with an average annual salary of $121,729 – Global Knowledge
- Named one of the Top 5 IT Security Certifications to Target in 2016 – Firebrand Training
- Ranked #25 on the Certification Salary Survey 75 list with an annual salary of USD $126,770 in 2016 — Certification Magazine
- Reported that 56 percent of cyber jobs in the contracting industry require the CISSP – The Washington Post
The CISSP certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This means it complies with the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17024 Standards. Why is accreditation important when choosing a certification program? Visit the Institute for Credentialing Excellence website for details.