CISSP | Certified Information Systems Security Professional


If you’re looking to gain core knowledge on access control mechanisms and organisational network security in order to minimise system vulnerability to hacks, then the Certified Information Systems Security Professional - CISSP - certification is for you.

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    Enhance your knowledge base

     The certification covers critical topics in security today, including risk management, cloud computing, mobile security and application development security, and, if you don't have five years of industry experience you can earn the Associate of (ISC)² designation by passing the required CISSP examination.

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    Globally recognised standard of achievement

    CISSP certification is a globally recognised standard of achievement that confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security.

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    Great earnings

    The average wage for CISSP qualified IT personnel is £57,500 with certified employees high in demand, offering a lucrative and engaging career path.

Your quick course guide

Certification: (ISC)² CISSP

Study time: Full time - 15 to 25 days | Part time - three to four months 

Vendor: (ISC)²

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites: Five years relevant experience and/or associate status

Assessment: Exam based - CISSP

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Anyone who wants to improve their IT security skills + students considering a further path in Cisco or Microsoft network security

Included in your modules

Essential skills for your career

  • Security Principles, Governance, and Guidelines 
  • Risk Management
  • Asset Security
  • Security Engineering Part 1  
  • Security Engineering Part 2
  • Communication & Network Security Design
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Assessment and Testing
  • Security Operations Part 1
  • Security Operations Part 2
  • Security Operations Part 3
  • Software Development Security

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Professional development that works around you

  • World's #1 eLearning portal
  • 12 months unlimited access
  • Expert mentors
  • Training mapped to exam curriculum
  • Global community of peers
  • Hands on interactive Practice Labs
  • Test prep
  • Award winning training used globally by leading corporate clients

Average salary

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Why join us?

  • Award winning customer support
  • We know the job market inside out
  • Trusted by the giants
  • Value for money
  • CV detox - exclusive to our students
  • We're with you from start to finish
  • Expert career advice
  • Progress reports
  • Exam booking support
  • All UK students receive an NUS student discount card
  • Your success is our success

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