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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) is an independent information security certification. It is governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC)² and certifies professionals who have the expertise to handle computer security for an organization and have a standardized quantum of knowledge.

Globally recognized as an objective measure of excellence, the CISSP® certification is highly sought after by those looking to enhance their career in Information Security. Professionals who work to protect information systems in business, government and society should consider the CISSP® certification as their next career goal. As technology continually changes, rules get upgraded and new threats are identified almost every day, the CISSP® certification needs revalidation every three years in order to stay current.

Our CISSP® training course is an intensive, in-depth training program that explores the security theory and management principles at a very high level, and guides students through the course materials for the final CISSP® examination. Our training is led by industry professionals with real world experience, who are experts in their field. Students can lay a strong conceptual foundation in security techniques, as well as hone their knowledge and skills to obtain the CISSP® certification.

What you will learn:
  • Gain a working knowledge of information security
  • Validate your commitment to the profession
  • Give yourself a career differentiator, with greater credibility and marketability
  • Increase your earning potential- you can earn a worldwide average of nearly 30% more than your non-certified counterparts (data obtained from the Global Information Security Workforce Study)
  • Fulfil government and organization requirements for information security certification mandates
  • Lend increased credibility to your organization when working with vendors and contractors
  • Refresh your knowledge every three years through mandatory recertification
You will also get:
  • Downloadable courseware
  • In-depth case studies for better retention
  • Simulations for better retention of concepts
  • In-depth preparation for CISSP® exam

Key Features

High quality training by an industry expert
Gain competence in security of information systems
Get knowledge to build robust and compliant security systems
CISSP® Exam prep help and support
Earn a course completion certificate along with learning credits
Exhaustive exercises to check your exam preparedness
CISSP® Certification can be facilitated on request at an additional fee



(ISC)² requires exam candidates to have either of the following:

To pursue training in CISSP, it is mandatory that you have at least 5 years of recent full-time professional work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP - CBK® 2015.


A one-year experience waiver can be granted if you have four (4) years of direct full-time work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of (ISC)2 CISSP CBK® with an applicable 4-year college degreeor regional equivalent OR additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list.


The following process needs to be followed in order to get CISSP certified:

  1. Obtain the Requisite Experience
  2. Schedule the CBT Exam (Visit to schedule an exam date and pay the fee)
  3. Pass the Exam with a scaled score of 700 points or greater
  4. Complete the Endorsement Process
  5. Recertification is required every 3 years to maintain the certification (either by retaking the exam or through Continued Professional Development)

Please visit (ISC)² CISSP webpage for more information.

The Exam:

No of questions-- 100 – 150 multiple choice and advanced innovative items 

Duration--3 hours

Passing grade --700 out of a possible score of 1000. 


The CISSP exam tests one's competence in the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK, which cover:
    • Security and Risk Management
    • Asset Security
    • Security Engineering
    • Communications and Network Security
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Security Assessment and Testing
    • Security Operations
    • Software Development Security

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) is designed to ensure that a person handling the computer security for an organization has mastered a standardized quantum of knowledge. It is an independent information security certification that is governed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, also known as (ISC) ². The CISSP® curriculum encompasses a variety of Information Security topics. The examination is based on the (ISC) ² CISSP® Common Body of Knowledge (or CBK).

    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).

    The CISSP is awarded to individuals who satisfy the following requirements:
    o Obtain the Requisite Experience
    o Schedule the CBT Exam
    o Pass the Exam with a scaled score of 700 points or greater
    o Complete the Endorsement Process
    o Recertification is required every 3 years to maintain the certification (either by retaking the exam or through Continued Professional Development)
    Please visit (ISC)² CISSP webpage for more information.

    1. Create an account with Pearson VUE, the exclusive, global administrator of all (ISC)² exams.
    2. Select the (ISC)² certification exam you are pursuing.
    3. Schedule your exam and testing location.

    (ISC)² certified members pay an annual maintenance fee (AMF) of U.S. $125, one time each year, due 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.

    No, this course is available only in the classroom format. Contact us for more information on the same.

    The trainers are highly qualified and certified instructors with years of relevant industry and coaching experience who will hand hold you through the workshop and ensure your success.

    It is easy to enrol for classroom training online. There are several options to pay either through your debit/credit card that includes Visa Card, MasterCard; American Express or- via PayPal. Payment receipt will be issued to the candidate automatically by email.

    Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding). Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details:

    Please send in an email to, and we will answer any queries you may have!

    This training and certification is ideal for
    • IT consultants & managers
    • Security policy writers
    • Privacy & Information security officers
    • Network & Security device administrators
    • Security engineers and other security professionals whose positions require CISSP certification

    Certified Information System Security Professional or CISSP is a globally recognized certification provided by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC2). It validates the ability and expertise of a candidate in the field of information security. Professionals with CISSP certification are known for defining the design, controls, architecture, and management of secure business environments.

    Here are some reasons why you should go for the CISSP certification: 

    • Recognition as a highly skilled cybersecurity professional  
    • Maximized earning potential 
    • Maximized career potential 
    • Chance to stand tall among the peers 
    • Understand every aspect of the cybersecurity landscape 
    • Demonstrate years of cybersecurity experience 
    • Become a member of the largest cybersecurity association in the world 
    • Stand out as the best

    ISC2 or the International Information System Security Certification Consortium is a non-profit organization in training and providing certifications to the cybersecurity professionals. It is the largest IT security organization in the world that is widely known for its CISSP certification.

    The cost of the CISSP exam is USD 699.

    Here are the eligibility requirements for the CISSP exam: 

    • You need 5+ years of full-time paid experience in at least 2 domains of the Common Book of Knowledge of CISSP. 
    • If you have a 4-year college education degree or an equivalent of the (ISC)2 approved list of CISSP credential, you can use it for 1 year of the required experience. 
    • In case you do not have the required experience, you can pass the basic level of the CISSP exam and become an Associate of (ISC)2. Then, you will have 6 years for earning the required 5 years’ experience.

    The objectives of the CISSP training course are the following: 

    • To understand and apply concepts and methods related to the fields of cybersecurity and information security. 
    • Align the operational goals of the organization with functions and implementation of the security.  
    • Understand how to protect information assets through their life cycles. 
    • Understand the principles, concepts, standards, and structures used for designing, implementing, monitoring, and securing operating systems, networks, equipment, applications, using controls that enforce confidentiality, availability, and integrity. 
    • Implement system security by applying security design principles and appropriate security controls to mitigate any vulnerabilities in the information systems. 
    • Understand the importance of cryptography and security services in today's digital age. 
    • Understand how the physical security elements impact the information system security and apply secure design principles to evaluate and recommend appropriate protection. 
    • Understand the elements that contribute to network security; gain knowledge of how network systems and communications function. 
    • Understand the architecture and concepts that define the implementation systems, associated technology, and protocols of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Model, Layers 1-7. 
    • Identifying standard terms, related to security practices for the application of logical and physical access controls to the organization environment.

    CISSP has 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

    Follow these steps to register for the CISSP Exam: 

    • Step 1: Create a Pearson VUE account ( It is the global administrator of all (ISC)2 exams. 
    • Step 2: Select the certification exam you want to pursue. 
    • Step 3: Schedule the date and testing location.

    Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for the CISSP Exam: 

    • Know what exactly the CISSP certification is and what the exam requirements are. 
    • Ensure that you are eligible for the certification and the exam. 
    • Go through every domain and make sure you understand the type of questions asked in the exam. 
    • Be familiar with all the concepts that CISSP aims to teach. 
    • Take help from multiple study resources make sure that you cover all the domains. 
    • Buddy up with a colleague so that you can review the domains and help each other out. 
    • Another option is to enrol with a training provider. 
    • Estimate the time you need to prepare for the exam and distribute it wisely. 
    • The day before the exam, get a good night’s sleep. 
    • Establish an effective strategy to use during the exam.

    The cost of the CISSP certification depends on the region. Currently, the price in America, Africa, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region is $549 for early registration and $599 for standard registration. In the European region, the cost of early and standard registration is €510 and €560 respectively. In the United Kingdom, the certification cost for early registration is £340 and standard registration is £370. In India, the cost is $699.

    Here is how you can verify the CISSP certification: 

    • Visit the official website of (ISC)2
    • Enter Last Name and the (ISC)2 ID Number. 
    • Hit ‘Search’.

    Candidates must have at least 5 years of paid work experience in more than two domains of the CISSP CBK.  

    To claim this experience, you must have worked at least 35 hours per week. In the case of part-time work experience, it should not be less than 20 hours.  

    A four-year college degree or additional credential from the approved list of (ISC)2 can satisfy 1 year of experience.  

    A paid or unpaid internship is also accepted and to claim the experience, you will need confirmation of your internship on the company’s letterhead. 

    If you don’t have the required experience, you can pass the CISSP exam and become an Associate of (ISC)2. Then, you will have 6 years for earning the required work experience.

    You can download the Mini eBook that gives a sneak peek into the Official (ISC)² CISSP Practice Tests book. Inside it, there are 50 CISSP practice test items and answers and the discount code for the full version that has 1300 items.

    There are four simple steps to become a CISSP: 

    • Meet the experience requirements 
    • Pass the exam
    • Get an endorsement 
    • Prepare for an Audit

    You can check out the official website of Pearson VUE to find a testing centers near you.

    Here is an overview of the CISSP exam syllabus: 

    • Access control 
    • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning 
    • Cryptography 
    • Information Security Governance and Risk management 
    • Legal, Investigations, Regulations, and Compliance 
    • Operations Security 
    • Physical Security 
    • Security Architecture and Design 
    • Software Development Security 
    • Telecommunications and Network Security 

    All CISSP members are required to earn and submit an annual total of CPE credits and meet the required minimum credits for the entire three-year period. The credits that you earn every year will be added to the total credits.  

    You need 40 CISSP CPE credits every ear and 120 for the entire cycle of 3 years.  

    If you hold one or more concentrations, you must get 20 CPE credits from that concentration annually.

    If you are a Risk Management professional, you will need the preparation time of 60 to 70 hours to clear the CISSP exam.  

    An IT professional would need about 40 to 50 hours to prepare for the exam.

    As of 1st January 2020, there are 142,112 CISSP members across 170 countries. The US has the highest number of CISSP members with 90,514 members.

    As a CISSP professional, you will be responsible for the following: 

    • To ensure that private data about the employees, business, consumers and customers is non-public. 
    • To ensure that information kept in the computer system of the organization is confidential. 
    • CISSPs are responsible for obtaining information required for maintaining security and creating functional exterior barriers like firewalls. 
    • They are responsible for outlining, building, and keeping the certification documentation and authorization for all information assets in the organization.  
    • They must study, assess, develop, implement and review information security for safeguarding the business, and its information assets.  
    • CISSP professionals inform users about security rules, possible threats, apply security policy, install software, and monitor networks, among other activities in enabling security in the organization.  
    • They are responsible for evaluating the effects of technological improvements and system changes, finding potential security faults, applying modifications, documenting improvements, and suggesting enhancements for modifying weaknesses.

    The average salary of a CISSP professional is $116,573 per year.  

    In the Middle East region, the salary may range between AED 245,000 and AED 370,000.  

    The average salary of a CISSP professional in India is INR 258,000 lakh and in Europe is €71,000.

    The best books to prepare for the CISSP exam are: 

    • Eleventh Hour CISSP®: Study Guide 3rd Edition by Eric Conrad, Seth Misenar and Joshua Feldman 
    • The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP CBK Reference 5th Edition by John Warsinske 
    • CISSP: A Comprehensive Beginners Guide on the Information Systems Security Kindle Edition by Walker Schmidt 
    • CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests 2nd Edition by Mike Chapple (Author), David Seidl 
    • CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Eighth Edition 8th Edition by Shon Harris, Fernando Maymi 
    • (ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide 8th Edition, Kindle Edition by Mike Chapple, James Michael Stewart, Darril Gibson 
    • (ISC)2 CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 8e & CISSP Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests, 2e 2nd Edition by Mike Chapple, David Seidl, James Michael Stewart, Darril Gibson

    Yes, you can become a CISSP certified professional even without experience. However, if you do not have work experience, you will have a 6-year period to learn the 5 years of relevant industry experience.  

    Once this is done, you can submit the endorsement to become an official CISSP. If you are not designated officially as CISSP, you cannot use the logos of the (ISC)2 nor the CISSP designation.

    All candidates who have passed the (ISC)2 credential exam are required to complete the endorsement process within 9 months.

    Here’s the path to get CISSP certified: 

    • Register and prepare for the exam 
    • Get certified 
    • Get the relevant experience if you are Associate (ISC)2 
    • Become an (ISC)2 Member

    CISSP Recertification Process is for candidates who have become decertified because of the following: 

    • Expiration of the three-year validity of the certification. 
    • Expiration of the endorsement time limit. 
    • Not meeting the required Continuous Professional Education (CPE) credits.

    The latest CISSP Exam version update was in 2017 that made significant changes to the testing process and introduced a modest revision. Preparation has become more challenging as you need to be knowledgeable in all the 8 domains to pass the exam

    The CISSP exam can have a varying number of questions ranging from 100 to 150. Candidates will have 3 hours for completing the exam. (ISC)2 uses CAT or Computerized Adaptive Testing for conducting the exam. It is an advanced testing system for which you need 700 out of 1000 points to pass.

    If you are a Risk management professional, you will need 60 to 70 hours of preparation time. IT professionals will need less time, somewhere between 40 to 50 hours for clearing the exam.

    To reschedule or cancel the CISSP exam, you need to contact Pearson VUE.  

    If you are contacting them on phone, it should be at least 24 hours prior to the exam and if you are contacting online, you should do it at least 48 hours before the exam.  

    To reschedule or cancel, a fee of $50 and $100 is charged respectively.

    You need to bring proper identification to the Test Center. (ISC)2 asks for two forms of identification for taking the cybersecurity exam.  

    At the test center, you will be asked to submit a primary and a secondary ID. Also, you will have to submit a palm-vein scan.  

    Here’s what you should know about the ID: 

    • Make sure it is valid, not expired. 
    • It should be an original, not a fax or a photocopy. 
    • The Primary ID should have your photo and signature with a photo permanently affixed to the document. The secondary ID must have your signature. 

    The accepted primary IDs are: 

    • Government issued driver's license or identification card 
    • Passport 
    • Military ID 
    • Military ID for spouses and dependents 
    • National/state/country Identification card 
    • U.S. learner's permit  
    • U.S. Department of State driver’s license 
    • Alien registration card (permanent resident visa, green card) 
    • Government issued local language ID 
    • Employee ID 
    • School ID 
    • Credit card

    The accepted secondary IDs are: 

    • U.S. Social Security card 
    • Credit card 
    • Debit/ATM card 

    No kind of weapons are allowed at the test center. The only exception to this is if you are a security or law enforcement personnel who is on duty. It is not applicable to personnel who have scheduled exams. 

    There are two elements to the retake policy for the CISSP exam: 

    • Time-limit on the endorsement expires 
    • Not having the required Continuing Professional Education credits

    Here are some tips to help you get prepared on the day of the CISSP exam: 

    • Know exactly where the testing center is and how you can reach there. 
    • Get a good night’s sleep. 
    • Make sure that your ID is valid. 
    • Leave your personal belongings outside the room.

    Your TA will give an unofficial exam result immediately after you have checked out from the test center. The official result will be emailed to you by the (ISC)2.

    You will get the unofficial exam results immediately from your TA once you have checked out from the test center. The official results will be emailed by the (ISC)2 later. They will conduct a thorough psychometric and statistical score data analysts for establishing the pass or fail score. Before this analysis is complete, they need a minimum number of test takers. So, scores can be delayed for up to 6 to 8 weeks.

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