Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Prep Boot Camp

This course is the most comprehensive review of information security concepts and industry best practices, and covers the eight domains of the official CISSP CBK (Common Body of Knowledge). You will gain knowledge in information security that will increase your ability to successfully implement and manage security programs in any organization or government entity.

This five-day program is comprised of a total of eight domains and includes:

  • Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge® (CBK) (electronic format)
  • Official (ISC)2 CISSP Training Handbook
  • Official (ISC)2 CISSP Flash Cards
  • CISSP Practice Test Questions
  • CISSP Certification Exam Voucher


In-depth coverage of the eight domains required to pass the CISSP exam:

  1. Security and Risk Management
  2. Asset Security
  3. Security Engineering
  4. Communications and Network Security
  5. Identity and Access Management
  6. Security Assessment and Testing
  7. Security Operations
  8. Software Development Security

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an advanced-level certification for IT pros serious about careers in information security. Offered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, known as (ISC)2 and pronounced “ISC squared,” this vendor-neutral credential is recognized worldwide for its standards of excellence.

CISSP credential holders are decision-makers who possess expert knowledge and technical skills necessary to develop, guide and then manage security standards, policies and procedures within their organizations. The CISSP continues to be highly sought after by IT professionals and well recognized by IT organizations. It is a regular fixture on most-wanted and must-have security certification surveys.

CISSP is designed for experienced security professionals. A minimum of five years of experience in at least two of (ISC)2’s eight Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) domains, or four years of experience in at least two of (ISC)2’s CBK domains and a college degree, is required for this certification. CBK domains include Security and Risk Management, Asset Security, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Security, Identity and Access Management, Security Assessment and Testing, Security Operations, and Software Development Security.

(ISC)2 also offers three CISSP concentrations targeting specific areas of interest in IT security:

  • Architecture (CISSP-ISSAP)
  • Engineering (CISSP-ISSEP)
  • Management (CISSP-ISSMP)

CISSP concentration exams are $399 each, and credential seekers must currently possess a valid CISSP.

An annual fee of $85 is required to maintain the CISSP credential. Recertification is required every three years. To recertify, candidates must earn 40 continuing professional education (CPE) credits each year for a total of 120 CPEs within the three-year cycle.

CISSP Facts & Figures

Certification Name Certified Information  Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Optional CISSP concentrations:
• CISSP Architecture (CISSP-ISSAP)
• CISSP Engineering (CISSP-ISSEP)
• CISSP Management (CISSP-ISSMP)

Prerequisites & Required Courses At least five years of paid, full-time experience in at least two of the eight (ISC)2 domains or four years of paid, full-time experience in at least two of the eight (ISC)2 domains and a college degree.
Number of Exams One for CISSP (250 multiple-choice and advanced innovative questions, six hours)
One for each concentration area
Cost of Exam CISSP is $599; each CISSP concentration is $399
URL https://www.isc2.org/CISSP/Default.aspx
Self-Study Materials See the CISSP Exam Preparation web page. A variety of training materials are available, including instructor-led, live online, on-demand and private training. An exam outline is available for candidate review, as well as study guides, a study app, interactive flashcards and practice tests.

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1. Security and Risk Management (e.g., Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, Business Continuity)

• Understand and Apply Concepts of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability • Apply Security Governance Principles • Compliance • Understand Legal and Regulatory Issues that Pertain to Information Security in a Global Context • Develop and Implement Documented Security Policy, Standards, Procedures, and Guidelines • Understand Business Continuity Requirements • Contribute to Personnel Security Policies • Understand and Apply Risk Management Concepts • Understand and Apply Threat Modeling • Integrate Security Risk Considerations into Acquisitions Strategy and Practice • Establish and Manage Security Education, Training, and Awareness

2. Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets) • Classify Information and Supporting Assets

• Determine and Maintain Ownership • Protect Privacy • Ensure Appropriate Retention • Determine Data Security Controls • Establish Handling Requirements

3. Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security)

• Implement and Manage an Engineering Life Cycle Using Security Design Principles • Understand Fundamental Concepts of Security Models • Select Controls and Countermeasures Based Upon Information Systems Security Standards • Understand the Security Capabilities of Information Systems • Assess and Mitigate the Vulnerabilities of Security Architectures, Designs, and Solution Elements • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Web-based Systems • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Mobile Systems • Assess and Mitigate Vulnerabilities in Embedded Devices and Cyber-Physical Systems • Apply Cryptography • Apply Secure Principles to Site and Facility Design • Design and Implement Facility Security

4. Communications and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security)

• Apply Secure Design Principles to Network Architecture • Securing Network Components • Design and Establish Secure Communication Channels • Prevent or Mitigate Network Attacks

5. Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity)

• Control Physical and Logical Access to Assets • Manage Identification and Authentication of People and Devices • Integrate Identity as a Service (IDaaS) • Integrate Third-Party Identity Services • Implement and Manage Authorization Mechanisms • Prevent or Mitigate Access Control Attacks • Manage the Identity and Access Provisioning Life Cycle

6. Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analyzing Security Testing)

• Design and Validate Assessment and Test Strategies • Conduct Security Control Testing • Collect Security Process Data • Conduct or Facilitate Internal and Third-Party Audits

7. Security Operations (e.g., Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery)

• Understand and Support Investigations • Understand Requirements for Investigation Types • Conduct Logging and Monitoring Activities • Secure the Provisioning of Resources through Configuration Management • Understand and Apply Foundational Security Operations Concepts • Employ Resource Protection Techniques • Conduct Incident Response • Operate and Maintain Preventative Measures • Implement and Support Patch and Vulnerability Management • Participate in and Understand Change Management Processes • Implement Recovery Strategies • Implement Disaster Recovery Processes • Test Disaster Recovery Plan • Participate in Business Continuity Planning • Implement and Manage Physical Security • Participate in Personnel Safety

8. Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security)

• Understand and Apply Security in the Software Development Life Cycle • Enforce Security Controls in the Development Environment • Assess the Effectiveness of Software Security • Assess Software Acquisition Security

  • Anyone whose job functions requires holding the CISSP certification
  • Anyone seeking to enhance, increase and advance their knowledge in Cyber Security and Computer Security which will lead to career advancement

Class Participants include people with job functions such as Senior Information Security Consultant, Cyber Security Officer and Cyber Security Manager

Professional Development Units (PDUs) awarded for completion of this course is 40 PDUs

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