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Choosing the Right Credential

Do you have experience in information security but wonder where you stand with regard to the (ISC)² certification process or which (ISC)² credential is right for you? Check your career experience with your potential credential below.

 

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Your Potential (ISC)² Credential

 

 

 

Less than a year 

 Logo Associate 

Associate
For the Associate of (ISC)², candidates must pass an (ISC)² exam. Then, after earning the years of experience required for the appropriate credential, the candidate will be certified accordingly after completing the endorsement process. 

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1 year 

 Logo SSCP 

SSCP
For the SSCP certification, candidates must have 1 year of experience in one of the domains of the SSCP CBK. 

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2 years 

 Logo CAP 

CAP
For the CAP certification, candidates must have 2 years of experience in authorizing and maintaining information systems. 

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2 Years Logo HCISPP

HCISPP
For the HCISPP certification, candidates must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in 1 domain of the HCISPP credential that includes security, compliance & privacy. Legal experience may be substituted for compliance. Information management experience may be subtitled for privacy. 1 year of the 2 years of experience MUST be in the healthcare industry.

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4 years 

 Logo CSSLP 

CSSLP
For the CSSLP certification, candidates must have 4 years of experience in the software development lifecycle.   

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5 years 

 Logo CISSP 

CISSP
For the CISSP certification, candidates must have 5 years of experience in 2 or more of the domains of the CISSP CBK. 

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 5 years +

 Logo CISSP AP   Logo CISSP EP   Logo CISSP MP 

CISSP-ISSAP
CISSP-ISSEP
CISSP-ISSMP
For the CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSEP and the CISSP-ISSMP, candidates must demonstrate 2 years of professional work experience in the area of their concentration.

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5 Years CCSP Logo Stacked

CCSP
Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of cumulative paid full-time information technology experience, of which 3 years must be in information security and 1 year in 1 of the 6 domains of the CCSP examination. Earning the Cloud Security Alliance’s CCSK certificate can be substituted for 1 year of experience in one of the 6 domains of the CCSP examination. Earning (ISC)²’s CISSP credential can be substituted for the entire CCSP experience requirement.

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3 Years w/ Degree / 6 Years w/o Degree  Logo CCFP

CCFP
For the CCFP certification, candidates must have a 4-year college degree leading to a Baccalaureate, or regional equivalent, plus 3 years of full time digital forensics or IT security experience in 3 out of the 6 domains of the credential. Those candidates who do not hold a 4-year college degree leading to a Baccalaureate, or regional equivalent, must have 6 years of full time digital forensics or IT security experience in 3 out of the 6 domains of the credential.  

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