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CISSP® certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments. This was the first certification in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.
The CISSP exam tests one's competence in the 10 CISSP domains of the (ISC)²® common body of knowledge (CBK®), which cover critical topics in security today, including risk management, cloud computing, mobile security, application development security and more. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of paid full-time work experience in 2 of the 10 domains. This vast breadth of knowledge and the experience it takes to pass the exam is what sets the CISSP apart.
CISSPs often hold job functions including:
The CISSP exam is based on the following 10 domains:
NOTE: Effective April 15, 2015, the CISSP exam will be based on a new exam blueprint. Please refer to the Exam Outline and FAQs for details.
For more information on the CISSP credential, download the CISSP Brochure.
Don't yet have the necessary experience? If you're working on building your experience right now, you may earn the Associate of (ISC)² designation by passing the required CISSP examination.
All (ISC)² certifications, except CCFP and HCISPP, are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to be in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17024 Standards.
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