Learning Path


Provide risk-based guidance and develop, design and analyze security solutions.

What you will learn

This learning path builds on your CISSP knowledge and experience prepares you to pass the prestigious Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP) exam. As you progress through eight courses, you’ll gain a deep understanding of security architecture topics, including approaches and frameworks, the system development lifecycle, concepts and methodologies related to identity and access management, how to design systems for GRC (governance, risk management and compliance), how to design continuous monitoring activities and incident response capabilities, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to earn your CISSP-ISSAP certification and further differentiate yourself as an expert in the security architecture field.

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Introduction to CISSP-ISSAP

Course — 00:14:35

An overview of the CISSP-ISSAP credential and the certification exam.

Architect for Governance, Compliance & Risk Management

Course — 00:45:28

Discover the principles, processes and standards related to GRC (governance, risk management and compliance).

Security Architecture Modeling

Course — 00:55:04

Identify the correct approach for the organization’s security architecture.

Infrastructure Security Architecture

Course — 01:54:43

Get an overview of various protocols, controls and activities involved in designing infrastructure security.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architecture

Course — 02:00:41

Understand the lifecycle and the design of the identity management architecture.

Architect for Application Security

Course — 01:33:16

Learn about common app-related threats and how to address them through the development lifecycle.

Security Operations Architecture

Course — 02:35:06

Know how to design and implement the appropriate architecture for security operations.

(ISC)2 CISSP-ISSAP Skill Assessment

Assessment — 125 questions — 01:02:30

The details

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You need a CISSP certification and two years of cumulative paid work experience in at least one of the domains to earn your CISSP-ISSAP.

This certification path is designed for:

  • System architects
  • Chief technology officers
  • System and network designers
  • Business analysts
  • Chief security officers
  • Anyone with a desire to build their security architecture skills and get certified!

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.

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