CISSP: Critical Facts

Critical Facts you should know

  • The CISSP is an ISO/IEC 17024 ANSI accredited, and Internationally recognized Information Security certification.
  • You need approximately 5+ years experience in the field
  • There are 8 security domains
  • The exam is vendor neutral
  • The exam is internationally recognized and uses a common framework
  • You can further your expertise in the Management, Architecture or Engineering Tracks
    • ISSMP
    • ISSEP
    • ISSAP
  • You can combine the CISSP with other ISC2 certifications such as:
    • Digital Forensics (CCSP)
    • Software Development (CCSLP)
    • System Authorization (CAP)
    • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • There is a Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) which you can register for and download
  • The CIB consists of:
    • Exam Blueprint of Topics/sub-topics
    • Reference List
    • Format of exam items
    • Exam Registration and Administration Policies
  • You are required to have a minimum of 5 years of cumulative paid full-time securjity professional work experience in 2 of the 8 domains
  • If you are already certified, you get a 1 year experience waiver
    • a 4-year degree Baccalaureate degree can be substituted for 1 years experience
    • No more than 1 year of experience may be waived

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