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CISSP – The World's Premier Cybersecurity Certification

Become a CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Accelerate your cybersecurity career with the CISSP certification.

Earning the CISSP proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program. With a CISSP, you validate your expertise and become an (ISC)² member, unlocking a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Prove your skills, advance your career, and gain the support of a community of cybersecurity leaders here to support you throughout your career

Interested in CISSP certification for your team? Learn more about (ISC)² Enterprise Solutions.

Free CISSP Ultimate Guide

Get everything you need to know about preparing for the CISSP exam, including:

  • Why you should get certified
  • CISSP Fast Facts
  • What to expect on the exam
  • How to prepare for the exam
  • Value of (ISC)² certification

Your Pathway to Certification

Who Earns the CISSP?

The CISSP is ideal for experienced security practitioners, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles, including those in the following positions:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Director of Security
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Systems Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Manager
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Architect
 

Work in government? See how the CISSP meets the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570.1.

…But It’s Not for Everyone

The CISSP isn’t the best option for every cybersecurity professional. Before you start down your certification path, make sure you aren’t missing an opportunity to pursue a certification more aligned with your immediate career goals.

Our broad portfolio of accredited security certifications, include:

 

What will You Need to Know to Pass the CISSP Exam?

The CISSP exam evaluates your expertise across eight security domains. Think of the domains as topics you need to master based on your professional experience and education.

CISSP Domains

  • Domain 1. Security and Risk Management
  • Domain 2. Asset Security
  • Domain 3. Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Domain 4. Communication and Network Security
  • Domain 5. Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Domain 6. Security Assessment and Testing
  • Domain 7. Security Operations
  • Domain 8. Software Development Security

Download the CISSP Exam Outline for a deeper dive into the CISSP domains in the following languages:

CISSP – English, CISSP – Chinese, CISSP – Japanese, CISSP – French, CISSP – German, CISSP – Korean, CISSP – Spanish, CISSP - Portuguese

For a complete list of acronyms and terms you may encounter during your (ISC)² exam, reference the translated (ISC)² Certification Acronym and (ISC)² Certification Terms glossaries.

Register for Your CISSP Exam

Don’t wait. If you’re ready to pursue the CISSP certification, commit yourself now by registering for the exam.

Schedule your exam by creating an account with Pearson VUE, the leading provider of global, computer-based testing for certification and licensure exams. You can find details on testing locations, policies, accommodations and more on their website.

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Get CISSP Training that's Right for You

With self-paced or instructor-led online and classroom courses, (ISC)² has a training option to fit your schedule and learning style. Trainings, seminars, courseware and self-study aids directly from (ISC)² or one of our many Official Training Providers help you get ready for the rigorous CISSP exam by reviewing relevant domains and topics. Visit the (ISC)² Training Finder to register for the course that best meets your needs, including:

 

 

(ISC)² Self-Study Tools Keep Your Skills Sharp

Studying on your own or looking for a supplement to your seminar courseware? Check out our official self-study tools:

  • Official textbooks: What you need to know to be successful and review relevant domains.
  • Official study guides: Strengthen your knowledge in a specific domain and get in more exam practice time.
  • Official practice tests: Take full practice tests.
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Gain the Necessary Work Experience

To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you must pass the exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

Learn more about CISSP Experience Requirements and how you may be able to satisfy one year of required work experience with a relevant four-year college degree or if you hold an approved credential.

Don’t have enough experience yet? You can still pass the CISSP exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² while you earn the required work experience.

Complete the Endorsement Process

Once you receive notification informing you that you have successfully passed the exam, you can start the online endorsement process. This process attests that your assertions regarding professional experience are true and that you are in good standing within the cybersecurity industry.

Agree to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics

All information security professionals who are certified by (ISC)² recognize that such certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. All (ISC)² members are required to commit to fully support (ISC)² Code of Ethics Canons:

  • Protect society, the common good, necessary public trust and confidence, and the infrastructure.
  • Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally.
  • Provide diligent and competent service to principles.
  • Advance and protect the profession.

Join A Global Community Of Cybersecurity Leaders

Once you are certified and become an (ISC)² member, you’re a part of a global community of more than 138,000 certified cybersecurity professionals focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. In addition to that extensive network, a wealth of continuing education opportunities help you keep your skills sharp, informed of the latest trends and best practices, and ensures your expertise remains relevant throughout your career. Learn more about (ISC)² member benefits.

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