What kind of salary can I expect as a CISSP?
Certification Magazine listed the CISSP as one of the top 75 highest salaried credentials in its annual Salary Survey 75 report. As of December 2022, ZipRecruiter reported the nationwide average salary for CISSP-certified professionals to be $130,185 annually.
How much does the CISSP exam cost?
You can expect to pay $749 to take the CISSP exam.
What are the pre-requirements for earning the CISSP?
In order to qualify for CISSP certification, you must have a minimum of five years of cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Additionally, earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy up to one year of experience needed to fulfill CISSP requirements.
What are the CISSP domains?
The CISSP exam covers 8 different domains, including:
- Security and Risk Management
- Asset Security
- Security Architecture and Engineering
- Communication and Network Security
- Identity and Access Management (IAM)
- Security Assessment and Testing
- Security Operations
- Software Development Security
Candidates must demonstrate mastery of all eight CISSP domains in order to earn their CISSP certification.
What is a CISSP?
The CISSP, or Certified Information Systems Security Professional, is an in-demand certification that is earned by passing the CISSP exam from (ISC)2. This credential is highly respected worldwide because it proves the certification holder’s ability to effectively design, implement and manage best-in-class cybersecurity operations.
What job titles are most common for people who hold (ISC)2’s CISSP Certification?
There are a large variety of CISSP jobs available globally. Some of these job titles include chief information security officer, security systems administrator, information assurance analyst, IT security engineer, senior IT security consultant, senior information security risk officer, and any other job for professionals who manage or oversee security strategies.
Is it worth taking the CISSP exam?
The CISSP is worthwhile for practically any cybersecurity professional. Even IT professionals who don't come into direct contact with traditional cybersecurity implementations and configurations should consider doing the prep work necessary to earn the CISSP. It can open the door to many IT positions and is a necessary certification for those wishing to pursue higher-level security roles in the future.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the (ISC)2 CISSP – Certified Systems Security Professional exam and the exam cost is included with your enrollment. To sit for the exam, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Have a minimum of five years cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy one year of the required experience. Education credit will only satisfy one year of experience.
- If you do not have the required experience to become a CISSP, you may become an Associate of (ISC)² by successfully passing the CISSP examination. As an Associate of (ISC)², you will have six years to earn the five years required experience.
When can I start this course?
You can register for the boot camp whenever you are ready. Our team will help you select the session that will best fit you.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
The boot camp is 6 days in length. You will have 3 months from the completion of the boot camp to access all boot camp materials.
What kind of support will I receive?
The boot camp instructor will be available during the session to answer any questions. You will also have access to the Infosec Skills platform where you will be able to create support requests, as needed.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of your boot camp session, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from Infosec and the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to take the next step in your career and stand out to potential employers. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
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