For the Next Generation of Information Security LeadersCISSP® certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security. CISSPs are information assurance professionals who define the architecture, design, management and/or controls that assure the security of business environments. This was the first certification in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024.
Confirming One's Knowledge and ExperienceThe CISSP exam tests one's competence in the 10 CISSP domains of the (ISC)²® common body of knowledge (CBK®), which cover critical topics in security today, including risk management, cloud computing, mobile security, application development security and more. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of paid full-time work experience in 2 of the 10 domains. This vast breadth of knowledge and the experience it takes to pass the exam is what sets the CISSP apart.
CISSPs often hold job functions including:
- Security Consultant
- Security Manager
- IT Director/Manager
- Security Auditor
- Security Architect
- Security Analyst
- Security Systems Engineer
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Director of Security
- Network Architect
The CISSP exam is based on the following 10 domains:
NOTE: Effective April 15, 2015, the CISSP exam will be based on a new exam blueprint. Please refer to the Exam Outline and FAQs for details.
- Access Control
- Telecommunications and Network Security
- Information Security Governance and Risk Management
- Software Development Security
- Security Architecture and Design
- Operations Security
- Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
- Legal, Regulations, Investigations, and Compliance
- Physical (Environmental) Security
Don't yet have the necessary experience? If you're working on building your experience right now, you may earn the Associate of (ISC)² designation by passing the required CISSP examination.
All (ISC)² certifications, except CCFP and HCISPP, are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to be in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 17024 Standards.