Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification Course
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Phoenix TS offers a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification training course at their facilities located within the Baltimore-Washington corridor. If students cannot attend a training course at these locations in Columbia, MD and Alexandria, VA, Phoenix TS also offers on-site and live virtual training solutions. These options are available to students worldwide and especially convenient for organizations wishing to train multiple employees.
This training course is targeted specifically toward managers, engineers, auditors, and/or security professionals that are considering taking the CISSP exam. It is also relevant to any security professional interested in learning the latest technologies.
CISSP information security certification is governed independently by the not-for-profit International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, or more commonly known as (ISC)2.
CISSP Certification Training Course Description:
Our 5-day CISSP course prepares students to pass the premier security certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). This course focuses on ten areas of discipline determined by (ISC)². Professionals who complete this course will have a working knowledge of the ten domains of CISSP knowledge.
CISSP Ten Domains:
- Access control
- Telecommunications and network security
- Information security governance and risk management
- Software development security
- Security architecture and design
- Operations security
- Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
- Legal, regulations, investigations and compliance
- Physical (environmental) security
The United States Department of Defense has listed CISSP as an approved certification for its Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (8570 Directive).
CISSP Training Course Outline:
Module 1: Introduction to CISSP
Lesson 1A: Course Overview
Lesson 1B: Requirements for CISSP Candidacy
Lesson 1C: Overview of the CISSP Exam Topics and Requirements
Module 2: Security Operations
Lesson 2A: Principles, Techniques, and Mechanisms
Lesson 2B: Best Practices for Operational Security
Lesson 2C: Tools and Techniques for Resource Protection
Lesson 2D: Prevention and Attack Techniques
Module 3: Access Control
Lesson 3A: Authentication
Lesson 3B: Authorization
Lesson 3C: Accountability
Lesson 3D: Common Access Control Threats
Module 4: Cryptography
Lesson 4A: Cryptography History
Lesson 4B: Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption
Lesson 4C: Hashing and Digital Signatures
Lesson 4D: PKI (Public Key Infrastructure)
Lesson 4E: Cryptographic Attacks
Module 5: Security Architecture and Design
Lesson 5A: Computer Architecture
Lesson 5B: Protection Rings
Lesson 5C: Security Models and System Evaluation
Module 6: Network Security and Telecommunications
Lesson 6A: OSI Model
Lesson 6B: TCP/IP
Lesson 6C: WAN Protocols
Lesson 6D: Routing and Wireless Systems
Lesson 6E: Fault Tolerance
Module 7: DRP and Business Continuity
Lesson 7A: Disaster Recovery Planning
Lesson 7B: Business Impact Analysis
Lesson 7C: Business Continuity Planning
Lesson 7D: Off-site facilities and Backup
Lesson 7E: Plans for Testing Contingency
Module 8: Legal Aspects and Compliance
Lesson 8A: Ethics and Legal Requirements
Lesson 8B: Computer Crime
Lesson 8C: Forensics and Incident Response
Module 9: Security for Software Development
Lesson 9A: Database Security
Lesson 9B: System Development
Lesson 9C: Methods for Software Development
Lesson 9D: Vulnerabilities and Threats
Module 10: Risk Management and Information Security Governance
Lesson 10A: Security Management
Lesson 10B: Risk Analysis
Lesson 10C: Classification Controls
Module 11: Environmental Security
Lesson 11A: Physical Security Threats
Lesson 11B: Administrative Controls
Lesson 11C: Safety and Environmental Controls
Lesson 11D: Technical and Physical Controls
Module12: Test Preparation and Question Review
Lesson 12A: Test Review and Sample Exam Questions
Lesson 12B: Registering and Preparation for the Certification Exam
Lesson 12C: Maintaining Certification
CISSP Exam and Testing:
In order to take the CISSP certification exam, candidates must register with (ISC)2.
CISSP Exam Details
- Number of Questions: 250
- Passing Score: 700 points or greater
- Test Duration: 6 Hours
- Test Format: Multiple choice
- Test Delivery: (ISC)2
CISSP Certification Measures a Candidate’s Knowledge in Each of these Ten Domains:
- Access Control Systems & Methodology
- Applications & Systems Development
- Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
- Law, Investigation & Ethics
- Operations Security (Computer)
- Physical Security
- Security Architecture & Models
- Security Management Practices
- Telecommunications & Network Security
CISSP Certification Exam Price: $599
CISSP Certification Training Course Standard Price:
5 Day Course
- Instructor-led training and class exercises
- Courseware books, pens, highlighters, notepads and other material
- Course retake option
- Practice exam questions provided by leading industry vendors
- Full continental breakfast including an assortment of donuts, bagels, fruits, yogurt and juice
- Coffee, tea and soda available all day
- Chocolate chip cookies baked fresh every afternoon (only at participating locations)
*This course does not include an exam voucher *
CISSP Certification Training Course Group Price:
In order to discuss group rates and pricing options, please contact a Phoenix TS representative by calling us at (301) 258-8200.
Which Professionals Does the CISSP Certification Target?
(ISC)² intends for the CISSP certification to benefit security professionals seeking career advancement opportunities by providing knowledge and skills training in today’s latest technologies. Since this exam covers a vast array of topics, usually only IT Professionals with many years of field work experience and subject matter understanding pursue this certification exam. These professionals normally hold the following job titles:
- IT consultants
- Security policy writers
- Privacy officers
- Information security officers
- Network administrators
- Security device administrators
- Security engineers
Prior to taking this training class and the subsequent CISSP certification exam, students should have some systems administration experience and be familiar with TCP/IP and the UNIX, Linux and Windows operating systems. Students should also have a well-developed understanding of the concepts addressed in the Security+ course. Certification in CompTIA Security+ is highly recommended and will provide students with the intermediary knowledge that is needed to further develop their skills in information security technologies through this advanced CISSP course.
How Will CISSP Training Accelerate Your Career Path?
The CISSP certification is one of today’s most highly regarded security certifications available. Normally only higher-level IT Professionals possess the knowledge and skill familiarity necessary to pass the certification exam and obtain the title of CISSP.
Due to the rigorous nature of this exam, the CISSP title is not commonly held and gaining it will surely set you apart from the majority of professionals within your field. This certification will help you climb the corporate ladder from field work into management positions; it could even position you to attain more prestigious job roles such as the CIO or CSO of an organization, which require CISSP certification. CISSPs also witness higher salaries, greater vacation time, insurance coverage and many other competitive benefits as a result of the upper-level professional nature of the positions they attain.
(ISC)² also grants special access to webinars, events, forums various other web resources to currently certified CISSPs.
Take The Next Step In Your Career Today!
As hacking becomes a more prevalent risk in today’s business world, the demand for certified IT Security Professionals is growing at a substantial rate. Due to this demand, CISSPs witness a secure and rewarding job outlook that is only predicted to increase as more and more business practices are moved into cyberspace. If you are ready to take advantage of the many benefits of a CISSP certification, browse through our list of upcoming classes located to the right of this page and select the one that works best for you.
If you still have questions regarding the training class or exam, please contact us via the form on the right or by calling our office. If you would like to discuss group rates, on-site or live virtual training solutions please call the number above and ask to speak with a Phoenix TS representative.
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