Interested in advancing or kick starting your Information Security career? The CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) designation is your path to career advancement. By demonstrating your information security proficiency you will be well placed to be considered a valuable member of your team and grow your salary at the same time.
CISSP General Information:
- The CISSP is a globally recognized long standing certification that is issued by the (ISC)2 organization
- The CISSP certification is the most widely known certification in the information security industry
- The CISSP is the information security credential most recognized by recruiters and companies that are hiring in the industry
- The CISSP provides you with a solid general foundation in a variety of information security disciplines (vs. specialization in any one)
CISSP Certification Requirements:
- 5 years of information security experience the scope of which must include at least 2 of the 10 defined information domains which are
- 4 years of information security experience if you also have a college degree
- Commit to upholding the (ISC)2 Code of Ethics and submit a signed document as part of the certification process
- Successfully answer four questions related to criminal history and background
- Submit an endorsement form that is signed off on by your management or other CISSP professionals you may know.
The 10 CISSP domains are:
- Access Control
- Application Development Security
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
- Information Security Governance and Risk Management
- Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance
- Operations Security
- Physical (Environmental) Security
- Security Architecture and Design
- Telecommunications and Network Security
What is necessary to keep my CISSP in good standing?
- Meet the continuing education requirements mentioned below
- Pay the annual maintenance fee
- Comply with the ethical agreement you signed when you became a CISSP.
What are the CISSP Continuing Education Requirements?
The CISSP is not a certification that you complete once and then your done for life. Continuing education is a must to the tune of 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits every 3 years, with a minimum of 20/yr.
What is the CISSP annual maintenance fee?
CISSPs must pay an 85$ annual maintenance fee along with meeting the CPE requirements.
Other Useful CISSP Resources
CISSP Test Taking Tips from those who have passed the exam
- Vol 1 – Andrew McNicol explains his CISSP exam plan
- Vol 2 – Maggie Harper shares her CISSP exam tips