CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional

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CISSP®: The leading qualification for cyber security professionals?

CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) is a longstanding and globally recognised management-level qualification developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)².

CISSP is a banchmark qualification for senior- and director-level managers in information security. It is highly sought after by employers and is designed to validate a person’s knowledge and experience in the field. CISSP holders are expected to have a deep understanding of security concepts and be able to apply them in a real-world setting. To earn full certification upon passing the examination, candidates must also evidence a number of years of work experience in two or more of the eight domains that make up the CISSP curriculum, known as the CBK (Common Body of Knowledge). Those who have not accrued the necessary experience can apply for Associate status.

CISSP is an important milestone in a career towards director- and board-level management positions, such as CIO, CSO, CISO and CEO.

Who is CISSP training for?

Managers: CISSP is a great step up for those working in technical or management roles in cyber security or information security.

Graduates: The understanding you get from studying CISSP will make a huge difference to your work in junior roles and can help fast-track you to a senior-level career. While you gain the work experience to obtain full certification, your (ISC)² Associate status will earn you respect.

Career transitions: CISSP is a sought-after qualification for those moving into cyber security from a career in other areas of security, including those with military training. We can help you understand how your background may count towards the required experience for full certification. For help, speak to a training expert today.

CISSP is a popular senior-management-level qualification that employers look for when recruiting for CISO and CSO roles. Alongside CCSP, it is one of the best-regarded and most sought-after information security credentials.

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Ways to learn with IT Governance

We offer CISSP training in a number of ways, including our pioneering blended learning format.

Here’s a quick guide to the different ways to learn with us.

Self-paced: Learn from anywhere in your own time with our highly engaging course material. You’ll study each of the domains, and can schedule your exam once you’ve completed every module. This course is available for purchase on our US and EU sites in dollars or euros respectively.

Instructor-led: These scheduled courses run over consecutive days. We provide accelerated exam preparation courses for those who have done some work on the course already. Alternatively, you can take the instructor-led course at the beginning of your studies and schedule the exam when you are confident that you are ready.

Live Online: Live Online courses are instructor-led courses that you join remotely. You don’t need to travel to a venue but can still join in with other participants and the expert instructor.

Blended learning: This option is a 13-week course that combines self-paced study and Live Online time with an instructor. It also includes one-to-one mentoring from the tutor and a highly interactive learning platform that helps you manage your study goals to stay on track. Studying for 1 hour a day for 13 weeks will get you exam-ready.

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CISSP Classroom Training Course

CISSP Blended Online Training Course

The CISSP Blended Online Training Course combines instructor-led sessions, guided digital content, one-on-one mentoring, tools, resources and applications to deliver more than 100 hours of learning over 13 weeks.

This blended approach means you can study at a pace that suits you, for as little as an hour a day, while still accessing the world-class expertise you need.

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CISSP Classroom Training Course


CISSP Accelerated Training Course

Our CISSP Accelerated Training Course provides an intensive and complete preparation to ensure you pass the (ISC)² CISSP exam first time.

If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free. (Terms and conditions apply.)

The course has been designed to be delivered in just five days for maximum time effectiveness. It also includes a free copy of the (ISC)² CISSP official study guide. We recommend taking the course after studying alone, although you could take it before you start your intensive study if you have a good level of experience and knowledge. To work out if this course is right for you, talk to a training expert.

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Official CISSP Study Guide

The CISSP official study guide

CISSP® – (ISC)² Certified Information Systems Security Professional – Official Study Guide, Ninth Edition is the essential guide for those preparing for the CISSP exam.

It covers all exam objectives and includes access to Sybex’s superior online interactive learning environment.

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CISSP® All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition

CISSP® All-in-One Exam Guide, Ninth Edition

This book is included with the CISSP blended training course.

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We are constantly adding to the range of resources available for CISSP candidates and CISSP graduates. Please follow the links below, use the search facility on this website or explore our resource centre here.

What are the eight domains of CISSP?

Read our popular article outlining the contents of the current CISSP curriculum.

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CISSP blended training

Watch the recording of our webinar with the lead trainer for our CISSP blended training.

To access this recording, contact our training team here

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