Learning Path

(ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification path teaches you the skills and best practices needed to create and execute enterprise-wide information security strategies.


  • Secure Network Design Course — 00:26:09
    • K0001, K0004, K0034, K0049, K0179, K0276, K0291, K0324, K0326, K0452, K0487, K0488, K0493, K0561, S0023, S0034

      Explore key concepts behind secure network design, including tools to keep threats out and techniques to detect and deflect intruders that breach your defenses.

  • Secure Software Development Course — 00:43:12
    • K0039, K0070, K0153, K0276, K0373, K0396, K0480

      Explore the ins and outs of secure software development as you progress through this nine-video course.

  • Secure Software Design Course — 00:25:37
    • K0004, K0039, K0047, K0081, K0082, K0153, K0198, K0200, K0258

      Explore the methods of creating secure software, including development and maturity models and the secure software development life cycle.

  • Disaster Recovery Course — 00:36:21
    • K0006, K0021, K0026, K0032, K0150, K0210, K0292, K0399, K0519, K0527

      Don’t let a lack of preparedness compound the effects of a disaster. Learn how to create and test a disaster recovery plan in this six-video course.

  • Business Continuity Planning Course — 00:19:29
    • K0006, K0026, K0032, K0041, K0042, K0150, K0165, K0292

      Learn how to keep your business up and running. Explore the importance of continuity planning, incident response planning and impact analysis.

  • Preventative & Detective Measures Course — 00:39:25
    • K0004, K0006, K0049, K0073, K0074, K0132, K0145, K0167, K0205, K0275, K0480, K0487, K0488, K0561

      Explore ways to prevent cyber threats from impacting your organization, and learn how to quickly detect the threats that do slip through your defenses.

  • Computer Crime Investigations Course — 00:32:17
    • K0017, K0118, K0122, K0123, K0125, K0128, K0133, K0155, K0156, K0184, K0222, K0251, K0304, K0433

      Refresh your knowledge of cybercrime investigations with this overview course covering the investigation process and the discovery of digital evidence.

  • Database Security Course — 00:20:43
    • K0022, K0023, K0024, K0069, K0095, K0373, K0419, K0622

      How do you keep a database secure? Revisit the key concepts beind database security in this brief course.

  • Security Assessment Course — 00:20:00
    • K0002, K0013, K0028, K0037, K0048, K0091, K0165, K0177, K0214, K0342

      Discover any weak spots in your cyber defense. Learn how to use security assessments to identify, analyze and report on an organization’s cyber risk.

  • Access Control Fundamentals Course — 01:37:36
    • K0007, K0033, K0056, K0065, K0071, K0104, K0158, K0179, K0211, K0332, K0336, K0452, K0488, S0023, S0031

      Take a deep dive into one of the fundamental concepts of security: access control. Learn how to give the right people access to the right information in a secure way.

  • Distributed System & Virtualized Networks Course — 00:20:21
    • K0001, K0071, K0113, K0130, K0179, K0205, K0437, K0610

      Explore the use of distributed and virtualized systems as well as the security benefits and potential drawbacks involved in their use.

  • WAN & Remote Access Security Course — 00:33:42
    • K0001, K0005, K0070, K0071, K0104, K0113, K0138, K0190, K0269, K0274, K0362, K0395, K0417, K0427, K0438

      Learn about securing wide area networks (WAN) and remote access against different types of cyber threats in this five-video course.

  • Data Center Security Course — 00:21:35
    • K0032, K0622

      Don’t let an incident at your data center disrupt your organization. Explore ways to keep data centers secure from a variety of threats.

  • Security Governance Principles Course — 00:18:42
    • K0004, K0006, K0047, K0146, K0261, K0295, K0579

      Explore security governance and how it relates to business processes and strategies in this brief overview course.

  • Regulatory Compliance Course — 00:30:47
    • K0003, K0004, K0006, K0157, K0196, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0410, K0524, K0615

      Explore the compliance issues related to digital data, including privacy laws, regulations, intellectual property issues and more.

  • Risk Management Course — 00:49:20
    • K0002, K0005, K0047, K0048, K0162, K0165, K0169, K0214, K0295, K0455, K0527

      Dive deep into risk management, including risk frameworks, assessments and modeling, as well as employee security awareness, vendor security and other issues.

  • Security Policies Course — 00:22:31
    • K0004, K0006, K0157, K0169, K0215, K0242, K0243, K0264

      Explore security policies and control frameworks and how they help drive the overall security of an organization.

  • Asset Security Course — 00:39:36
    • K0049, K0065, K0083, K0195, K0287, K0377, K0622

      Learn how to secure sensitive data, including managing and classifying data, working with data at rest and in transit, and implementing data security controls.

  • Cryptography Fundamentals Course — 00:41:56
    • K0004, K0018, K0019, K0190, K0295, K0305, K0308, K0403, K0427, K0622

      Explore the uses and challenges of cryptography. Learn about hashing, ciphers, digital signatures, types of cryptography and more.

  • Public Key Infrastructure Course — 00:21:22
    • K0004, K0018, K0019, K0056, K0190, K0285, K0403, K0427

      Dig into the inner-workings of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), including key components, certificates, key management and more.

  • Secure Design Principles Course — 00:39:14
    • Explore the principles behind secure system design, ranging from security models to assessment and authorization.

  • System Protection Mechanisms Course — 00:32:30
    • K0004, K0070, K0077, K0090, K0109, K0199, K0209, K0271, K0322, K0392, K0493, K0624

      Learn about different system protection mechanisms and common issues such as Web-based vulnerabilities, architecture flaws and more.

  • Physical Security Course — 00:52:07
    • K0065, K0075, K0165, K0244, S0023

      Don’t forget about physical security! Explore how to keep your business secure starting with secure design and construction to physical intrusion detection and more.

  • Network Fundamentals Course — 01:20:43
    • K0001, K0034, K0050, K0057, K0061, K0093, K0136, K0159, K0170, K0221, K0265, K0274, K0303, K0332, K0333, K0395, K0417, K0437, K0452, K0470, K0471, K0489, K0516, K0565, K0612, S0236

      Go in-depth into networking devices and technologies. Explore network types, protocols, models, attacks, security and more.

  • CISSP Pre-Study Domain 5 Quiz Assessment — 30 questions — 00:15:00
  • CISSP Pre-Study Domain 3 Quiz Assessment — 30 questions — 00:15:00
  • CISSP Pre-Study Domain 1 Quiz Assessment — 30 questions — 00:15:00
  • Sandworm APT Lab 2 Lab — 00:30:00
    • Sandworm APT is an advanced hacking group that has been active since at least 2009. Most famous for their attacks on Ukrainian electrical companies and the NotPetya attacks in 2016, they are a Russian-backed threat group. 

      In this lab we’ll take a look at and emulate some of the techniques that Sandworm has used in the past to compromise, pivot from, and destroy a server.

  • CISSP Pre-Study Domain 8 Quiz Assessment — 30 questions — 00:15:00
  • CISSP Pre-Study Domain 6 Quiz Assessment — 30 questions — 00:15:00
  • (ISC)2 CISSP Skill Assessment Assessment — 1174 questions — 09:47:00
  • CISSP Pre-Study Domain 4 Quiz Assessment — 31 questions — 00:15:30
  • CISSP Pre-Study Domain 2 Quiz Assessment — 30 questions — 00:15:00
  • CISSP Final Practice Exam Assessment — 148 questions — 01:14:00
  • Sandworm APT Lab 1 Lab — 00:30:00
    • Sandworm APT is an advanced hacking group that has been active since at least 2009. Most famous for their attacks on Ukrainian electrical companies and the NotPetya attacks in 2016, they are a Russian-backed threat group. 

      In this lab, we’ll take a look at and emulate some of the techniques that Sandworm has used in the past to compromise, pivot from, and destroy a server.

  • CISSP Pre-Study Domain 7 Assessment Assessment — 30 questions — 00:15:00


What you will learn

This learning path prepares you to pass the prestigious Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam. As you progress through 24 courses, you’ll build your knowledge across a broad range of technical and management topics ranging from secure software development and cryptography to security governance and risk management. Upon completion you’ll be prepared to earn your CISSP, one of the most in-demand security certifications available, and take your cybersecurity career to the next level.

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Meet the author

At Infosec, we believe knowledge is the most powerful tool in the fight against cybercrime. We help IT and security professionals advance their careers with a full regimen of certification and skills training. We also empower all employees with security awareness training to stay cybersecure at work and home. Driven by smart people wanting to do good, Infosec educates entire organizations on how to defend themselves from cybercrime. That’s what we do every day — equipping everyone with the latest security skills so the good guys win.

The details

Learning path insights

Related job titles

You need five years of professional experience in the information security field to achieve the CISSP, but you can become an Associate of (ISC)² by passing the exam without experience.

This certification path is designed for:

  • Cybersecurity managers
  • Cybersecurity consultants
  • Security architects
  • Security engineers
  • Anyone with a desire to earn one of the most in-demand security management certifications!

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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