The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is the most globally recognized certification in the information security market. CISSP validates an information security professional’s deep technical and managerial knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization.
The broad spectrum of topics included in the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®) ensure its relevancy across all disciplines in the field of information security. Successful candidates are competent in the following eight domains:
- Security and Risk Management
- Asset Security
- Security Architecture and Engineering
- Communication and Network Security
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Security Assessment and Testing
- Security Operations
- Software Development Security
Candidates must have a minimum of five years cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Earning a four year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)2 approved list will satisfy one year of the required experience. Education credit will only satisfy one year of experience.
A candidate that doesn’t have the required experience to become a CISSP may become an Associate of (ISC)2 by successfully passing the CISSP examination. The Associate of (ISC)2 will then have six years to earn the five years required experience.
CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ANSI/
ISO/IEC Standard 17024.
Job Task Analysis (JTA)
(ISC)2 has an obligation to its membership to maintain the relevancy of the CISSP. Conducted at regular
intervals, the Job Task Analysis (JTA) is a methodical and critical process of determining the tasks that are
performed by security professionals who are engaged in the profession defined by the CISSP. The results of
the JTA are used to update the examination. This process ensures that candidates are tested on the topic
areas relevant to the roles and responsibilities of today’s practicing information security professionals.
CISSP CAT Examination Information
Length of exam – 4 hours
Number of items – 125 – 175
Item format – Multiple choice and advanced innovative items
Passing grade – 700 out of 1000 points
Exam language availability – English
Testing center – (ISC)2 Authorized PPC and PVTC Select Pearson VUE Testing Centers
- Lectures 22
- Syllabus Download
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10 hours 33 Minute
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 331
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes