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CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

About the
course

CISSP001
Professional
3 hours to complete the exam
100-150 questions, Multiple choice and advanced innovative items
700 out of 1000 points
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.

Become a CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Accelerate your cybersecurity career with the CISSP certification.

Earning the CISSP proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class cybersecurity program. With a CISSP, you validate your expertise and become an (ISC)² member, unlocking a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

Prove your skills, advance your career, help earn the salary you want and gain the support of a community of cybersecurity leaders here to support you throughout your career.

About CISSP

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.

Leadership and Operations

This course is designed for information security professionals with deep technical and managerial knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer and manage the overall security posture of an organization. This training course provides a comprehensive review of information systems security concepts and industry best practices, covering the following eight domains of the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®).

Features of the course vary by delivery method and include:

  • Official (ISC)² course materials delivered via a book for classroom and online instructor-led, and the LMS for self-paced
  • Instruction by an (ISC)² authorized instructor (classroom and online instructor-led only)
  • Learner support by an (ISC)² authorized instructor (self-paced only)
  • Peer to peer discussions (classroom and online instructor-led only)
  • Learning activities that include case studies and a course-wide applied scenario
  • Interactive flash cards
  • Post-course assessment
  • Glossary

What you'll learn at a glance

Why use CISSP?

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
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Average salary for CISSP Professionals

£65,000.00+

The average cissp salary in the United Kingdom is £65,000 per year or £33.33 per hour. Entry level positions start at £50,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to £85,000 per year.

Job Roles

  • Information Security Risk Lead
  • Lead Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Director
  • Cyber Security Senior Manager
  • Network / Security Engineer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Systems Analyst
Frequently asked questions

Your pathway to Certification

Who Earns the CISSP?

The CISSP is ideal for experienced security practitioners, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles, including those in the following positions:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Director of Security
  • IT Director/Manager
  • Security Systems Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Manager
  • Security Auditor
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • Network Architect
…But It’s Not for Everyone

The CISSP isn’t the best option for every cybersecurity professional. Before you start down your certification path, make sure you aren’t missing an opportunity to pursue a certification more aligned with your immediate career goals.

What to Expect on the CISSP Exam

The CISSP exam outline provides details on the eight domains covered by the examination.

CISSP Domains
  • Domain 1. Security and Risk Management
  • Domain 2. Asset Security
  • Domain 3. Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Domain 4. Communication and Network Security
  • Domain 5. Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Domain 6. Security Assessment and Testing
  • Domain 7. Security Operations
  • Domain 8. Software Development Security
Register for Your CISSP Exam

Don’t wait. If you’re ready to pursue the CISSP certification, commit yourself now by registering for the exam.

Schedule your exam by creating an account with Pearson VUE , the leading provider of global, computer-based testing for certification and licensure exams. You can find details on testing locations, policies, accommodations and more on their website.

Get CISSP Training that's Right for You

With self-paced or instructor-led online and classroom courses, (ISC)² has a training option to fit your schedule and learning style. Trainings, seminars, courseware and self-study aids directly from (ISC)² or one of our many Official Training Providers help you get ready for the rigourous CISSP exam by reviewing relevant domains and topics.

Gain the Necessary Work Experience

To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you must pass the exam and have at least five years of cumulative, paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

Learn more about CISSP Experience Requirements and how you may be able to satisfy one year of required work experience with a relevant four-year college degree or if you hold an approved credential.

Don’t have enough experience yet? You can still pass the CISSP exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² while you earn the required work experience.

Complete the Endorsement Process

Once you receive notification informing you that you have successfully passed the exam, you can start the online endorsement process. This process attests that your assertions regarding professional experience are true and that you are in good standing within the cybersecurity industry.

Agree to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics

all information security professionals who are certified by (ISC)² recognize that such certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. All (ISC)² members are required to commit to fully support (ISC)² Code of Ethics Canons:

  • Protect society, the common good, necessary public trust and confidence, and the infrastructure
  • Act honorably, honestly, justly, responsibly, and legally
  • Provide diligent and competent service to principles
  • Advance and protect the profession
Pay Your First Annual Maintenance Fee

Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs) are used by (ISC)² to support the costs of maintaining the (ISC)² certifications and related support systems.

Certified Members AMFs

(ISC)² certified members pay a single AMF of U.S. $125 which is due each year upon the anniversary of their certification date. Members only pay a single AMF of U.S. $125 regardless of how many certifications they earn. AMFs for members with multiple certifications are due on their earliest certification anniversary.

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