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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

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This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2
Vienna, VA USA
Phone: +1.866.462.4777
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Skill Level: Advanced                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $599 (shortest track)               

For experienced professionals in the computer security field who are responsible for developing the information security policies, standards, and procedures and managing their implementation across an organization.

Initial Requirements:
You must have five years of direct full-time professional security work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK. Alternatively, you can have four years of direct full-time professional security work experience in two or more of the ten domains of the CISSP CBK and a college degree.

You must then pass the CISSP exam ($599) with a score of 700 or greater. You must also be endorsed by another (ISC)2 certified professional in good standing before the CISSP certification can be awarded.

For individuals who have subject-matter expertise beyond what is required for the CISSP, there are also 3 CISSP Concentrations available: Architecture (CISSP-ISSAP), Engineering (CISSP-ISSEP), and Management (CISSP-ISSMP). To qualify for these concentrations, you must have two years of professional experience in your desired concentration and maintain your CISSP credential in good standing. You must then pass the appropriate concentration examination ($399).

Continuing Requirements:
You must pay an annual maintenance fee of $85 at the end of each certification year. You must also recertify every three years by earning 120 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Please note that you must earn a minimum of 20 CPEs each year within the three year certification cycle.

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