Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

What is it? CISSP is a globally recognized credential verifying information security competency in order to protect organizations from attack. The credential proves extensive technical and managerial abilities to engineer and manage information security programs.

Certification process: The CISSP exam covers eight subjects: security and risk management, asset security, security engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations and software development security. The exam contains 250 questions, takes around six hours to complete and costs $600.

Available entry-level jobs in past year: 4,910

Most common job titles:

  • Information technology auditor
  • Security analyst
  • Information security analy

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