CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional

For the Next Generation of Information Security Leaders

The vendor-neutral CISSP certification is the ideal credential for those with proven deep technical and managerial competence, skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage their overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks. 

Backed by (ISC)², the globally recognized, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the information security field, the CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024. Not only is the CISSP an objective measure of excellence, but also a globally recognized standard of achievement.

Who should obtain the CISSP certification? 

The CISSP is ideal for those working in positions such as, but not limited to:


- Security Consultant

- Security Manager

- IT Director/Manager

- Security Auditor

- Security Architect


- Security Analyst

- Security Systems Engineer

- Chief Information Security Officer

- Director of Security

- Network Architect



Globally Recognized Standard in Information Security

The CISSP draws from a comprehensive, up-to-date, global common body of knowledge that ensures security leaders have a deep knowledge and understanding of new threats, technologies, regulations, standards, and practices. The CISSP exam tests one's competence in the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK, which cover:    

- Security and Risk Management

- Asset Security

- Security Engineering

- Communications and Network Security

- Identity and Access Management

- Security Assessment and Testing

- Security Operations

- Software Development Security

CISSP Exam Information

Length of exam     6 hours
Number of questions 250
Question format Multiple choice and advanced innovative questions
Passing grade 700 out of 1000 points
Exam availability English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Visually impaired
Testing center Pearson Vue Testing Center
Exam pricing Exam pricing (PDF)
Study tools

Official (ISC)² Guide to the CISSP CBK Textbook  

Official (ISC)² CISSP Study Guide 

Exam Outline

Official (ISC)² Training

Interactive Flashcards

For more information on the CISSP credential, download the  CISSP Brochure .

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