What kind of salary can I expect as a CISSP?
Certification Magazine listed the CISSP as one of the top 75 highest salaried credentials in its annual Salary Survey 75 report. As of December 2022, ZipRecruiter reported the nationwide average salary for CISSP-certified professionals to be $130,185 annually.
How much does the CISSP exam cost?
You can expect to pay $749 to take the CISSP exam.
What are the pre-requirements for earning the CISSP?
In order to qualify for CISSP certification, you must have a minimum of five years of cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Additionally, earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy up to one year of experience needed to fulfill CISSP requirements.
What are the CISSP domains?
The CISSP exam covers 8 different domains, including:
- 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 demonstrate mastery of all eight CISSP domains in order to earn their CISSP certification.
What is a CISSP?
The CISSP, or Certified Information Systems Security Professional, is an in-demand certification that is earned by passing the CISSP exam from (ISC)2. This credential is highly respected worldwide because it proves the certification holder's ability to effectively design, implement and manage best-in-class cybersecurity operations.
What job titles are most common for people who hold (ISC)2's CISSP Certification?
There are a large variety of CISSP jobs available globally. Some of these job titles include chief information security officer, security systems administrator, information assurance analyst, IT security engineer, senior IT security consultant, senior information security risk officer, and any other job for professionals who manage or oversee security strategies.
Is it worth taking the CISSP exam?
The CISSP is worthwhile for practically any cybersecurity professional. Even IT professionals who don't come into direct contact with traditional cybersecurity implementations and configurations should consider doing the prep work necessary to earn the CISSP. It can open the door to many IT positions and is a necessary certification for those wishing to pursue higher-level security roles in the future.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, this course helps prepare student for the CISSP® - Certified Information Security Professional certification, which is provided through (ISC)².
Please note: Individuals wishing to take the CISSP exam are required to have a minimum of 5 years of paid full-time work experience in 2 of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK, which covers critical topics in security today including risk management, cloud computing, mobile security, application development security, and others. Information about the CISSP credential and exam is available on their website: https://www.isc2.org/cissp/default.aspx.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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