What is the CISSP certification?
The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is a globally recognized cybersecurity professional credential. The CISSP certification proves your ability to design, implement and manage a successful cybersecurity program.
Does this course include the CISSP exam?
No, this course does not include the CISSP exam. Access the Pearson VUE website’s (ISC)2 section for the most current listing of authorized testing sites and test date availability.
What are the eligibility requirements for CISSP certification?
IT professionals should have at least five years of experience working in two or more fields related to the eight CISSP Common Body of Knowledge security domains or a college degree and four years of experience.
You must also complete The CISSP certification exam. The four-hour CISSP exam consists of:
- a minimum of 125 questions but no more than 175 questions
- multiple choice questions and advanced innovative items
What careers is the CISSP certification useful for?
The certification is ideal for IT security-related practitioners, auditors, consultants, investigators, or instructors, including network or security analysts and engineers, network administrators, information security specialists, and risk management professionals.
How much do CISSP experts make?
Those with CISSP certification consistently have higher salaries than peers without it, and Certification Magazine reported in 2022 for workers with CISSP certification:
- Average reported salary, U.S.: $ 135, 560
- Average reported salary, non-U.S.: $ 82,290
- Average reported salary overall: $ 111,140
The (ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study from 2022 reports the largest global cybersecurity workforce yet recorded by (ISC)² at 4.7 million! The same study found a "worldwide gap of 3.4 million cybersecurity workers." The demand for CISSP certification and related skills are evident in the survey data from the global career site Indeed.com, in which 1,043 job seekers shared:
- 71% said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning CISSP Certification
- 72% said earning CISSP Certification helped them make more money
- 95% said they would recommend earning CISSP Certification
How long does it take to get a CISSP certification?
To earn the CISSP certification you must have at least five years of verifiable professional work experience in two or more of the eight CBK security domains and then complete the CISSP training course which is five days long.
What are the CISSP certification requirements?
It is highly recommended that students have certifications in Network+ or Security+, or possess equivalent professional experience upon entering CISSP training. It will be beneficial if students have one or more of the following security-related or technology-related certifications or equivalent industry experience: MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, SCNP, CCNP, RHCE, LCE, CNE, SSCP®, GIAC, CISA™, or CISM®.
What is the failure rate on the CISSP exam?
The passing grade for the CISSP exam is a score of 70% (700 out of 1000 points). An average of 40% to 50% of candidates who take the examination fail to pass it.
Can the course be retaken at no additional charge?
Yes. Most completed United Training courses carry our unbeatable Learning Guarantee. This guarantee allows students to repeat most United Training courses if they are the same version, FREE OF CHARGE, within six months of completion. Exceptions: Cisco, Citrix, VMware, and courses provided by affiliated 3rd party training providers. Note: If you request a retake for a course, you will need the most current courseware, and you will be responsible for purchasing the new courseware, admin fee, lab, and exam voucher.