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About the Course

CISSP is globally-recognized certification in the information security field from (ISC)2.  Required by many governments and organizations around the world, this credential demonstrates deep technical knowledge and experience to effectively design, engineer, and manage the overall security posture of an organization. 

Taught by a CISSP-certified professional, this bootcamp-style course will provide an overview of each knowledge domain required to pass the exam: 

  • Domain 1: Security and Risk Management
  • Domain 2: Asset Security
  • Domain 3: Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Domain 4: Communication and Network Security
  • Domain 5: Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Domain 6: Security Assessment and Testing
  • Domain 7: Security Operations
  • Domain 8: Software Development Security

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to equip participants with the resources and knowledge required to pass the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification exam. The course will help the student assess and define their current knowledge base in the information security field. The actual CISSP exam is not included with this course and should be scheduled through PearsonVue. This course includes practice exams and simulations that other CISSP credential owners report were key to their passing the CISSP exam. The course is pass/fail and is based on three deliverables: Goal statement, practice test score spreadsheet, and a final assessment of student readiness for CISSP exam.

Course Overview

The CISSP exam covers eight domains commonly referred to as the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The CISSP CBK is often described as being “an inch deep and a mile wide” because the exam content does not require that you be an expert in every domain. Instead the student must be familiar with many different security subjects and be able to apply their knowledge to real‐life situations. The CISSP exam is not a memorization test it is an application of knowledge test. For example: You won’t be asked to define a collision domain but rather be asked how to avoid excessive collisions, or be asked to define what causes excessive collisions in a collision domain.

Grading Scale

(Pass/Fail) Students will pass the class by submitting the following items with 2 days of final class.

  1. One page (or less) summary of your goals for this course;
  2. A spreadsheet or table that tracks pre and post‐practice test scores with a ranking or inventory your knowledge in each of the eight domains. Identify which areas are problematic and may require more in‐depth study and investigation.
  3. Prepare an assessment of your readiness for the CISSP exam, by completing one of the two Official (ISC)2 Practice Tests (Chapple book). Select a test location and research test dates and times. Summarize your plan for taking the certification exam, securing a sponsor andproviding proof of work experience to sponsor and (ISC)2. Discuss the process of getting certified after passing the CISSP exam at a PearsonVue test center. You may submit a typed document, video or PowerPoint (Powtune or other presentation software). You may use any medium you prefer to communicate your plans.

Next Class

Class will meet Online via Microsoft Teams on Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Eastern Time (ET).

Session 1 – April 6, 2022
Session 2 – April 13, 2022
Session 3 – April 20, 2022
Session 4 – April 27, 2022
Session 5 – May 4, 2022
Session 6 – May 11, 2022
Session 7 – May 18, 2022
Session 8 – May 25, 2022
Session 9 – June 1, 2022
Session 10 – June 18, 2022

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