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Choosing the Right Credential

Do you have experience in information or application 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.

 

Experience

 
 

Your Potential (ISC)² Credential

 

 

 

Less than a year 

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Associate
For the Associate of (ISC)², candidates must pass the CISSP® or SSCP® 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 

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

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2 years 

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CAP
For the CAP certification, candidates must have two years of experience in information systems security certification and accreditation. 

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4 years 

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

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5 years 

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

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 5 years +

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

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

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

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2 Years Logo HCISPP

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

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Do you have the experience but you’re wondering where you stand with regard to your knowledge level? Check out studISCope, the official online self-assessment tool from (ISC)².