The CISSP credential certifies student expertise in ten different knowledge domains and key areas of knowledge as outlined in the Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) effective date: January 1, 2012. CISSP certification is developed and maintained by (ISC) 2, a not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. CISSP is aimed at professionals who develop policies and procedures in information security. The CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security, accredited by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 17024:2003. It certifies knowledge in the following ten domains: Access Control Telecommunications and Network Security Information Security Governance and Risk Management Software Development Security Cryptography Security Architecture and Design Operations Security Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning Legal, Regulations, Compliance and Investigations Physical (Environmental) Security
The audience profile for the CISSP certification is mid- and senior-level managers who are working toward, or have already attained, positions as CISOs, CSOs or Senior Security Engineer and those individuals who develop policies and procedures in information security.
Candidates for the exam (not included in the training) are expected to have a minimum of five years direct full-time security work experience in two or more of the 10 CISSP domains, or four years if they hold a four-year college degree OR Advanced Degree in information security from a U.S. National Center of Academic Excellence in information Security (CAEIAE) or regional equivalent. Alternatively a one year waiver is available to those holding an (ISC)2-approved certification – see this URL for approved certifications: https://www.isc2.org/credential_waiver/default.aspx
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM VERSIONS Microsoft® Windows Vista, Microsoft® Windows XP, Microsoft® Windows 7, Microsoft® Windows 8, Microsoft® Windows RT, Mac OS® X™: 10.5.8, 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8.5, 10.9.2, 10.10, 10.10.1 and above (Version 10.6 32-bit kernel is supported.) SUPPORTED BROWSERS (MINIMUM VERSIONS) Internet Explorer® (Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 only, Internet Explorer 9 or later is recommended, Internet Explorer 8 may hinder performance and result in minor visual problems.), Firefox 31 or later, Chrome 29 or later, Safari: 5.1.8 or later (Safari on Windows platforms is not supported.) HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS Skillsoft supports the minimum hardware specifications for all supported operating systems. Additionally, we recommend the following: speakers or headphones to listen to audio content, a microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions (Live learning only).
Candidates must pass the CISSP exam, and also submit a completed and executed endorsement form. Skillsoft provides preparation materials for the exam but does not include the actual exam. Students will need to pay for and obtain access to the exam. Refer to vendor website for further information (https://www.isc2.org/cissp/default.aspx).
Exams requirements are subject to change without notification.