Learn about the CISSP exam's testing environment and what to expect when you arrive at the test center.
- You'll be taking the computer-based CISSP exam…at a Pearson VUE testing center,…probably not far from your home or office.…These centers, typically located…in office buildings and strip malls,…are nondescript locations that conduct testing…for a wide variety of programs.…You might find yourself sitting for the exam…wedged in between a healthcare professional…taking a nursing exam and a student…tackling a graduate school admissions test.…When you arrive at the test center,…you'll go through a check-in process at the front desk…where the exam staff check your identification,…take your photograph and biometric readings of your palm,…and electronically capture your signature.…
After all, this is an information security exam.…You didn't expect to get away…without multifactor authentication, did you?…You may have to wait a short time…until your testing station is ready for use.…Once it's time to sit for the exam,…you'll be asked to use a locker…to store any personal items…that aren't allowed in the exam room.…And then you'll be shown to your terminal…
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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