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You prove every day that you have what it takes to secure critical assets. But our profession is always changing, and even the brightest minds can benefit from having a guide on the journey to success. (ISC)2 is here to help you discover the right path, create your plan and thrive throughout your career. The Ultimate Guide to the CISSP covers everything to know about the world’s premier cybersecurity certification. See how the CISSP – and (ISC)2 – can distinguish you as a globally respected security leader.

In this guide, the following will be addressed:

  • Is the CISSP right for me?

  • CISSPs from around the globe

  • Fast facts about CISSP

  • Benefits of being CISSP-Certified

  • Benefits of (ISC)² membership

  • CISSP exam overview

  • Official CISSP training

  • Pathway to CISSP Certification

  • Free CPE opportunities

The CISSP is ideal for information security professionals seeking to prove their understanding of cybersecurity strategy and hands-on implementation. It shows you have the advanced knowledge and technical skills to design, develop and manage an organization’s overall security posture.

Experience

To qualify for the CISSP, candidates 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®). A candidate who doesn’t yet have the required experience to become a CISSP may become an Associate of (ISC)² after successfully passing the CISSP exam. The Associate of (ISC)² will then have six years to earn the experience needed for CISSP certification.

You can download the full guide here.

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