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CISSP Certification Info
The CISSP is a vendor-neutral certification designed for IT managers who develop policies and procedures in information security. The CISSP credential demonstrates competence in the eight domains of the (ISC)2®
CISSP Certification Prerequisites
A candidate must successfully complete four processes to become a certified CISSP:
Before sitting the CISSP exam, the candidate must:
- Schedule the exam.
- Submit the exam fee.
- Declare that he or she has a minimum of five years professional experience in the information security field. Four years professional experience plus a college degree is also acceptable. An Advanced Degree in Information Security from a National Center of Excellence (or regional equivalent) can substitute for one year towards the five-year requirement.
- Complete the Examination Agreement and legally commit to the adherence of the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
- Answer four questions pertaining to criminal history and background.
Before the certificate will be issued, the candidate must:
- Pass the CISSP exam.
- Complete and submit an Endorsement Form.
- Pass an audit of their professional experience declarations.
Upon passing the CCISP exam, the candidate must be endorsed by another (ISC)² certified professional. The endorser must confirm that the candidate's professional experience claims are valid. Candidates may also submit an endorsement form if an (ISC)² certified professional is not available.
(ISC)² Services will randomly audit candidates prior to certificate issuance.
CISSP Certification Required Exams
CISSP Recertification Requirements
CISSP recertification is required every three years.
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CISSP is a registered mark of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium in the United States and other countries.