What is CISSP?

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is one of the most globally recognized certifications in the field of information security. CISSP certifies an information security professional’s understanding of technical and managerial capabilities to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security issues within the organization.

The main topics included in the CISSP course structure ensure its relevancyacross all disciplines within the information security sphere.

Successful candidates are competent to accomplish any task in the following 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

Experience Requirements

A minimum of 5 years cumulative paid full-time work experience in 2 or more of the above-mentioned 8 domains.

A 4-year college degree or regional equivalent.

A candidate who doesn’t satisfy the requirements of becoming a CISSP may become an Associate by successfully passing the CISSP examination.


CISSP meets the stringent requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

Job Task Analysis (JTA)

CISSP has an obligation to its membership that they have to maintain the relevancy of the certification, conducted at regularintervals, the Job Task Analysis is a critical and performance based process for determining that the tasks defined by the CISSP are performed by the security professionals. The results are used to update the examination. The overall process is to ensure that candidates are tested in the areas relevant in the field and in accordance with today’s practice of the information security professionals.

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