CISSP

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is a highly sought after certification by those who are looking to have a career in Information Security and Cyber Security. Below we have combined some of the latest information about the test, as well as links to some of the best study materials out there. If you wish to add any, please send us a note!

General Info

  • Vendor-Neutral Certification
  • Beginning in January 2003

Cost for Test

  •  Early Registration Fee: $599
    • With payment in full received at least 16 calendar days in advance of the exam date
    • Required to pay an additional $100 rescheduling fee if you miss the exam

By The Numbers:

  • 101,102 as of June 1st 2015
  • Pass Rate: 97%

Summary:
For experienced professionals in the computer security field who are responsible for developing the information security policies, standards, and procedures and managing their implementation across an organization.

Initial Requirements:
You must have five years of direct full-time professional security work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK. Alternatively, you can have four years of direct full-time professional security work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the CISSP CBK and a college degree.

You must then pass the CISSP exam ($599) with a score of 700 or greater. You must also be endorsed by another (ISC)2 certified professional in good standing before the CISSP certification can be awarded.

For individuals who have subject-matter expertise beyond what is required for the CISSP, there are also 3 CISSP Concentrations available: Architecture (CISSP-ISSAP), Engineering (CISSP-ISSEP), and Management (CISSP-ISSMP). To qualify for these concentrations, you must have two years of professional experience in your desired concentration and maintain your CISSP credential in good standing. You must then pass the appropriate concentration examination ($399).

Continuing Requirements:
You must pay an annual maintenance fee of $85 at the end of each certification year. You must also recertify every three years by earning 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Please note that you must earn a minimum of 20 CPEs each year within the three year certification cycle.

You must pay an annual maintenance fee of $85 at the end of each certification year. You must also recertify every three years by earning 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Please note that you must earn a minimum of 20 CPEs each year within the three year certification cycle.

Vendor:

(ISC)² Corporate
311 Park Place Blvd
Suite 400
Clearwater, Florida 33759
Ph: +1.727.785.0189
Fx: +1.727.683.0157

Email: info@isc2.org

Useful CISSP Study Material and Books:

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