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University of South Florida

Upcoming (ISC)²® Training Seminars for Information Security Professionals offered at USF

Industry certification review courses to meet today's cybersecurity training needs

TAMPA, Fla. (May 9, 2014) ─ As part of the University of South Florida's Cybersecurity Initiative to strengthen the knowledge of information security professionals, USF Continuing Education is collaborating with (ISC)², the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, to offer cybersecurity industry exam study courses and examinations at the Tampa campus.

Upcoming programs include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®), the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®). Recently, the CISSP credential was named "Best Professional Certification Program" by the 2014 SC Magazine Awards.

As an (ISC)² Global Academic Program member, USF Continuing Education offers quality instructor-led training reviews to provide students and professionals an opportunity to gain the most sought-after certifications in today's information security industry. Participants will receive the complete (ISC)² common body of knowledge (CBK®) as part of their training materials, and a student discounted certification exam voucher that can be used for the testing site located at the university.

The following classes can be taken at USF Tampa or completely online:

• CISSP CBK Training Seminar Online, Saturdays, June 21 – July 26
• CAP CBK Training Seminar, Monday through Friday, June 23 – June 27
• CSSLP CBK Training Seminar, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 15 – Aug. 14
• SSCP CBK Training Seminar Online, Saturdays, Aug. 9 – Sept. 13
• CISSP CBK Training Seminar, Saturdays, Sept. 13 – Oct. 11

The fee for each course is $2,395. For more information and to register, visit or call 813 974-2403, opt. 1.

About USF
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

About (ISC)²®
Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with nearly 100,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at  

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