CISSP Concentrations 

The Apex of Excellence in Information Security 


 With the continuous evolution of information security, (ISC)² built on the original conception of the CISSP to develop credentials that address the specific needs of our members. With this in mind, we produced our CISSP Concentrations in the functional areas of:  

Passing a concentration examination demonstrates proven capabilities and subject-matter expertise beyond that required for the CISSP credential.

How Can I Qualify for a CISSP Concentration?

To qualify for the CISSP–ISSAP, CISSP–ISSEP, or CISSP-ISSMP, you must have at least two years of required experience in the respective area, maintain your CISSP credential in good standing, pass the appropriate concentration examination and submit your resume to be reviewed by (ISC)² Member Services. Each of the three concentrations has its own CBK® domains.

Please Note: The Associate of  (ISC)² designation is not available for the CISSP concentrations (CISSP-ISSAP, CISSP-ISSEP, and CISSP-ISSMP).

Learn more about the Training Seminar for each CISSP Concentration:

Download a brochure to learn more about the CISSP Concentrations.



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