To maintain the accuracy, relevance and excellence of ISC2 exams in the constantly changing field of cybersecurity, 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, skills and abilities 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 for the Certified in Cybersecurity exam is tentatively scheduled for March 26-28, 2024, as the next step in the certification lifecycle .

As we prepare for this workshop, we would like to hear from all active CISSP certification holders who would be likely to hire and/or manage entry-level cybersecurity practitioners.

To assist in this process, please review the current Certified in Cybersecurity exam outline and consider the following questions:

  1. Do you believe that the current Certified in Cybersecurity exam outline adequately covers the existing and emerging cybersecurity techniques and threats entry-level practitioners are facing in their jobs today?
  2. If not, what sort of topics/content should be added to the Certified in Cybersecurity exam outline?
  3. What content currently on the Certified in Cybersecurity exam outline is no longer relevant to today’s entry-level cybersecurity professionals?

Please send your answers to these questions to no later than March 6, 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 Group A CPE credit for participating in this essential activity. Thank you for your invaluable insights and help!