What’s the value in earning the CISSP certification?
The CISSP certification is a career differentiator that adds integrity and recognition to a security professional’s skillset and name. The CISSP is referred to as the “gold standard” of information security certifications within the security community due to its pre-requirements, subject matter and maintenance requirements needed to remain certified.
What are the pre-requirements for earning the CISSP?
In order to obtain the CISSP certification you must have at least 5 years of professional experience in the information security field, with a work history reflecting direct experience in at least 2 of the 8 domains listed in the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). Click here for more info on CISSP pre-requirements.
What career opportunities are available to CISSP boot camp graduates? What’s the job outlook like for CISSP professionals?
CISSP holders are experienced leaders capable of performing a variety of security-related job roles ranging from entry level to the C-suite. Our training does not place jobs, but certified professionals are highly sought after in today’s job market. In 2017 alone, there were over 65,000 positions listed in the United States requiring applicants to hold the CISSP certification. Click here for more info on the job career opportunities and job outlook for CISSPs.
What do I need to know about the new CAT exam format?
The CISSP CAT (Computerized Adaptive Testing) exam format uses an adaptive algorithm that custom tailors questions specifically to the test taker. This new testing format has cut exam times in half and drastically reduced the number of questions students need to answer. Click here for more info on the CAT exam format.
How does the CISSP examination process work?
The CISSP CAT exam was rolled out with the goal of making the testing process more efficient, reliable and secure. The new CAT exam takes students on average 3 hours to complete and is typically around 100 questions long. Click here for more info on the CISSP examination process.
Is the live online CISSP boot camp as effective and informative as an in-person training session?
Our live online Flex Pro CISSP training provides students with the exact same learning experience that would be received in a physical classroom, without the hassle and cost of travel. Students are able to interact with the instructor in the same way they would in a physical class and receive the same courseware and exam voucher — plus numerous additional features found in their Infosec Flex Center, such as recordings of their daily lessons, daily re-inforcement material, detailed reporting on exam readiness and more.
What does this CISSP course offer that other certification prep classes do not?
Infosec CISSP boot camp has the highest pass rate for first time test takers, currently sitting at 93%! Not only does our boot camp offer the highest pass rate in the industry, but if you choose to take your training with us online, you will be provided an Exam Pass Guarantee. This means if you fail your exam the first time, we’ll pay for your second attempt FREE of charge.
How does the CISSP experience waiver work?
There are two situations where 1 of the 5 years of related professional work experience can be waived. CISSP candidates are allowed a one-year experience waiver if they have a security-related degree from an accredited college or its regional equivalent. Or, the candidate has additional (ISC)² credentials from their approved list. Click here for more info on the CISSP experience waiver.
What job titles are most common for people who hold ISC(2)’s CISSP certification?
The CISSP covers a wide range of subject matter covering a variety of subsets in information security. Because of this, there are a wide range of potential job titles for certified professionals. Some high-level CISSP job titles include chief information officer, information security officer and director of information security. Mid-level titles include information security manager, security architect and security engineer.
What are the CISSP domains?
There are 8 domains in the ISC(2) CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). They are 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. Click here for more info on the CISSP domains.
What are the CISSP concentrations?
There are three CISSP concentrations, which are as follows: Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), and Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP). Each focuses on a specific area of the CISSP framework. Click here for more info on the CISSP concentrations.
How long is the CISSP certification good for after you pass the test?
The CISSP is valid for three years. However, certification holders are required to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits, pay an annual maintenance fee (AMF) to ISC(2) and abide by ISC2’s code of ethics. Click here for more info on the earning CPEs.
What are the renewal requirements for the CISSP?
CISSP cert holders are required to earn 40 CPEs per year, pay an $85 Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) and adhere to ISC2’s Code of Ethics.
How do I earn CISSP CPE Credits?
CPE credits can be earned by participating in various activities where CISSPs gain experience as well as knowledge, whether associated with domain-related activities, or knowledge sharing and professional development. Click here for more info on CISSP CPE credits.
Is it possible to receive one-on-one mentoring from a CISSP boot camp instructor? How much feedback will I receive on my coursework?
Absolutely! One-to-one chat sessions with instructors are an important part of our CISSP training. During the course, instructors focus 100% of their time and attention on students to ensure you are learning the skills needed to pass the CISSP exam.
What are some tips for preparing for the CISSP?
Participating in a boot camp like the one offered here is a great way to study for the CISSP. Other methods include buying the official textbook provided by (ISC)², self study, and taking the CISSP practice exam provided by Skillset. Click here for more tips on prepping for the CISSP.