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CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional

For the Next Generation of Information Security Leaders

The vendor-neutral CISSP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven deep technical and managerial competence, skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage their overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks. 

Backed by (ISC)², the globally recognized, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the information security field, the CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024. Not only is the CISSP an objective measure of excellence, but also a globally recognized standard of achievement.

Who should obtain the CISSP certification? 

The CISSP is ideal for those working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Security Consultant
  • Security Manager
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Architect
 
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Systems Engineer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Director of Security
  • Network Architect
 

Globally Recognized Standard in Information Security

The CISSP draws from a comprehensive, up-to-date, global common body of knowledge that ensures security leaders have a deep knowledge and understanding of new threats, technologies, regulations, standards, and practices. The CISSP exam tests one's competence in the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK, which cover:    

  • Security and Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

CISSP Exam Information

Length of exam     6 hours
Number of questions 250
Question format Multiple choice and advanced innovative questions
Passing grade 700 out of 1000 points
Exam languages English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean
Testing center Pearson Vue Testing Center
Exam pricing Exam pricing (PDF)
Study tools

Official (ISC)² Guide to the CISSP CBK Textbook 

Official (ISC)² training seminar

Exam outline


NOTE: Effective April 15, 2015, the CISSP exam is 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 .

All (ISC)² certifications, except CCSP, 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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