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CISSP®-ISSEP®: Information Systems Security Engineering Professional

Recognition for Advanced Expertise in Information Security Engineering

This CISSP-ISSEP concentration was developed in conjunction with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) providing an invaluable tool for any systems security engineering professional. ISSEP is the guide for incorporating security into projects, applications, business processes, and all information systems. Security professionals are hungry for workable methodologies and best practices that can be used to integrate security into all facets of business operations. 

Who should obtain the ISSEP certification?

The ISSEP is ideal for CISSPs working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Senior systems engineer
  • Information assurance systems engineer
  • Information assurance officer
  • Information assurance analyst
  • Senior security analyst

To qualify for the ISSEP, you must have at least 2 years of cumulative paid full-time professional work experience in the area of engineering, maintain your CISSP credential in good standing and pass the ISSEP examination.

What domains are in the ISSEP CBK?

The ISSEP exam will test candidate's knowledge in the 4 domains of the ISSEP CBK, which cover:  

  • Systems Security Engineering
  • Certification and Accreditation (C&A) / Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Technical Management
  • U.S. Government Information Assurance Related Policies and Issuances

Please refer to the exam outline for more details.

ISSEP Exam Information

Length of exam     3 hours
Number of questions 150
Question format Multiple choice questions
Passing grade 700 out of 1000 points
Exam Language English
Testing center Pearson Vue Testing Center
Exam pricing Exam pricing (PDF)
Study tools

Official (ISC)² Training Seminar  

Exam outline

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