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 the updated eight areas of discipline determined by (ISC)². Professionals who complete this course will have a working knowledge of the eight domains of CISSP knowledge.

CISSP Eight Domains:

  • Security and Risk Assessment
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

The United States Department of Defense has listed CISSP as an approved certification for its Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (8570 Directive).

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 (25 are not graded)
  • Passing Score: 700 points out of 1000
  • Test Duration: 6 Hours
  • Test Format: Multiple choice
  • Test Delivery: (ISC)2

CISSP Certification Measures a Candidate’s Knowledge in Each of these Eight Domains:

  • Security and Risk Assessment
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Communications and Network Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations
  • Software Development Security

 CISSP Certification Exam Price: $599

Total Cost


5 Day Course

GSA Eligible

Price Includes:

  • 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.

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Start Date
Apr 20, 2015
5 days
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Columbia, MD
May 04, 2015
5 days
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Martinsburg, WV
May 04, 2015
5 days
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Columbia, MD
Jun 08, 2015
5 days
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Gaithersburg, MD
Jul 13, 2015
5 days
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Columbia, MD
Aug 10, 2015
5 days
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Alexandria, VA
Aug 31, 2015
5 days
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Gaithersburg, MD
Sep 14, 2015
5 days
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Columbia, MD
Nov 30, 2015
5 days
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Columbia, MD
Nov 30, 2015
5 days
8:00AM - 4:30PM
Alexandria, VA

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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
  • Managers
  • 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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