Entry-level cybersecurity certification is now accredited to the highest global standards alongside other globally recognized ISC2 certifications like the CISSP®

Alexandria, Va., April 12, 2023 – ISC2 – the world’s largest nonprofit association of certified cybersecurity professionals – today announced that the ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity certification has received accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) meeting ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024. This achievement follows the latest growth milestone of more than 15,000 Certified in Cybersecurity holders worldwide since the certification was introduced seven months ago.  

ANAB accreditation assures current and future Certified in Cybersecurity certification holders, as well as private and public sector employers, that the certification program was developed and will be maintained to the same rigorous standards as all ISC2 certifications. ISC2 was the first cybersecurity certifying body to meet the requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024, which is a global benchmark for certifying qualified professionals. By extension, this means that Certified in Cybersecurity is now accepted as IAF-approved, which will bring broader recognition to the certification throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.  

“The Certified in Cybersecurity certification prepares a new generation of cybersecurity practitioners – from recent university graduates to career changers to IT professionals – to join the field by providing an entry-level career path,” said Dr. Casey Marks, Chief Qualifications Officer at ISC2. “By achieving ANAB accreditation, it provides assurance for career hopefuls and job seekers that the certification is held at a premier standard, like CISSP, for assessing one’s knowledge, skills and abilities.” 

Certified in Cybersecurity is also recognized by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) and has evaluated and recommended two credit hours for candidates successfully passing the exam. ACE CREDIT helps adult learners gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside of traditional degree programs. 

Growing Demand for One Million Certified in Cybersecurity  

ISC2 launched One Million Certified in Cybersecurity to provide free training and educational resources, as well as a free Certified in Cybersecurity exam to one million new cybersecurity professionals, and more than 190,000 people have enrolled since its launch in late August. 

To meet the growing demand, ISC2 has increased the availability of Certified in Cybersecurity by adding new languages in Chinese, German and Spanish, with Japanese and Korean coming soon. With increased interest in the certification program, ISC2 has also expanded the number of test administration centers available for exam takers in the U.S. and the U.K.   

To learn more about the ISC2 Certified in Cybersecurity certification, please visit: https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CC.  

To review a full list of accreditations and endorsements conferred upon ISC2, please visit: https://www.isc2.org/about/Accreditation-Recognition-and-Endorsement.     

About ISC2
ISC2 is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, ISC2 offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, pragmatic approach to security. Our association of candidates, associates and members, more than 365,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and Education™. For more information on ISC2, visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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