The field of cybersecurity is constantly changing. To maintain the accuracy, relevance and excellence of ISC2 exams, we regularly conduct Job Task Analysis (JTA) studies to review and update exam outlines. JTAs are a methodical process used to determine tasks that are performed in the field by credential holders, as well as the knowledge and skills required to execute those tasks successfully. This review process is continual for all ISC2 certifications, resulting in regular updates to exams and exam outlines. A JTA Study Workshop is tentatively scheduled for January 17-19, 2024, as the next step in the certification lifecycle.

As we prepare for this workshop, we would like to hear from all active ISSMP certification holders. To assist in this process, please review the current ISSMP exam outline ISSMP exam outline and consider the following questions:

  1. Do you believe that the current ISSMP exam outline adequately covers the existing and emerging cybersecurity techniques and threats ISSMP practitioners are facing in their jobs today?

  1. If not, what sort of topics/content should be added to the ISSMP exam outline?

  1. What content currently on the ISSMP exam outline is no longer relevant to today’s professionals?

Please send your answers to these questions to no later than December 27, 2024. Please include your member ID # in your email. Your comments will be compiled and presented to the JTA Committee for further review.

Be sure to submit this exercise via the CPE portal so that you can earn a credit for participating in this essential activity. Thank you for your invaluable insights and help!