Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video The CISSP exam, part of CISSP Cert Prep: The Basics (2015).
- The CISSP exam is a multiple choice computer based test that you will take in a Pearson VUE testing center. The current version of the exam was launched in April 2015. It's available in English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. As well as special version for the visually impaired. I don't want to sugar coat things for you. This exam is long and taxing.
You'll have a total of six hours to take the exam. It contains 250 questions that cover all eight domains of information security. These include security and risk management, asset security, security engineering, communication and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security. The questions on the exam come in two formats.
The vast majority of the questions are multiple choice questions providing you with a question followed by four possible answer choices, one of which is correct. Your exam may also include what ISC Squared calls advanced innovative questions. These questions require you to manipulate objects on the screen. I'll cover those more later in this course. To pass the exam you'll need to achieve a score of at least 700 out of 1000 possible points.
- Careers in information security
- Study resources
- Registering for the exam
- Exam environment
- Exam domains
- Question types
- Exam tips
- Practice tests
- Meeting the experience requirement
- Continuing education requirements