Learn about the continuing education requirements for the CISSP program.
- Once you pass the CISSP exam,…you'll receive a handsome certificate…that is suitable for framing.…You can take some time…to sit back and enjoy your accomplishment,…but your security certification journey has only just begun.…Information security is a constantly evolving field,…with new threats and controls arising regularly.…All CISSP holders…must complete continuing professional education…on an annual basis to keep their knowledge current,…and their skills sharp.…
The guidelines around continuing professional education…are somewhat complicated,…but they boil down to two main requirements.…You must complete 120 hours of credit…every three years to remain certified.…And, you must have a minimum of 20 hours of credit,…every year during that cycle.…You must meet both of these requirement.…For example, if you earn 120 credit hours…during the first year of your certification cycle,…you still must earn 20 additional credits…in each of the next two years.…
Certification cycle years…do not necessarily correspond to calendar years.…
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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is the industry's gold standard, necessary for many mid- and senior-level positions. This course provides an overview of the 2018 certification program. It kicks off the CISSP Cert Prep series, which covers each domain in the exam in greater detail. Here, instructor Mike Chapple briefly reviews the eight main subjects: 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. He also reviews the format of the CISSP exam, provides test prep tips and practices tests, and points to additional study resources.
- Who should take the CISSP exam
- Benefits of certification
- Study resources
- CISSP domains
- Question types
- Exam tips
- Practicing for the test