Introduction of CISSP
Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification otherwise known as the CISSP, was the first ever technology-related credential that has earned the ANSI/ISO/IEC Standard 17024 accreditation, which would make it the Gold Standard within the information security industry. This would again make the CISSP as one of the most sought after certification and a globally recognized standard of achievement. CISSP practice exams, provided by the SPOTO would be able to help candidates to clear it in the first attempt.
Exam requirement of CISSP
Candidates are required to have a minimum of five years cumulative paid work experience in two or more than two of the eight domains provided in the CISSP CBK. Earning a four-year college degree or regional counterpart or an added credential from the list approved by the (ISC)² would be satisfying one year of the required experience. Education credit would only be able to satisfy one year of experience. A candidate who doesn’t have obtained the experience which is required to become a CISSP would be able to become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully clearing the CISSP examination. The Associate of (ISC)² would then have a time period of six years to earn the five years required experience.
Your work experience should fall within two or more of the eight domains mentioned in the (ISC)² CISSP CBK:
Full-Time Experience: Your work experience is going to be accrued monthly. Thus, you would have worked a minimum of 35 hours per week for four weeks in order to accrue the required one month of work experience.
Part-Time Experience: Your part-time experience wouldn’t be less than 20 hours per week as well as no more than 34 hours per week.
Internship: Paid or unpaid internship would be considered acceptable. You will need documentation on company or organization letterhead which would be confirming your position as an intern. If you are going to be interning at a school, the document would be on the registrar’s stationery.
Relevant Education or Certifications Held
You would be able to satisfy one year of required experience through holding one of the following below, you would be then required to have four years of relevant work experience:
Four-Year College Degree or Regional Equivalent
You would be able to substitute a maximum of one-year work experience if you would be holding a four-year college degree or regional equivalent or an advanced degree in information security which you could obtain from the United States National CAE/IAE (Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education).
Approved Credential on the (ISC)² Approved List:
You would be able to satisfy one-year of work experience if you are holding one of the approved credentials on the (ISC)² approved list, which you could look at their website.
The Advantages of Choosing CISSP
1. Recognized Worldwide - CISSP credentials is going to be known across the globe and is considered as highly respected by the majority of big corporations like the Google, P&G, IBM and so forth. CISSP has recently been recognized as one of the most sought-after certifications which a candidate could gain in the information security domain.
2. Extremely popular – Recent reports in (ISC)2 observed that there are over 140,000 professionals who have attained CISSP certification and it is recognized in more than 160 countries across the globe. Since the time it has been started, CISSP has been considered as the most sought-after as well as extremely popular IT security certification, for over 2 decades, which again would be speaking volumes about the worth.
3. High-potential of the salary – CISSP certified professionals would be earning 25% more salary than the non-certified counterparts. It also has been ranked at number 4 out of the top 15 highest paying jobs by the survey done by the tech republic.
So, if you wish to have all the perks of the CISSP Certification, I would say to prepare yourself with the preparation courses offered by the SPOTO. They are the best when it comes to CISSP Certification.