Off lately, it is said a lot of CISSP certification, if it’s still valuable in the IT industry as used to be or not. There was indeed a time, when the flagship offering of the (ISC) 2 [International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium] has been the CISSP certification program was the only recognized must have certification for information security practitioners. Now, the question that often comes up these days is whether it has stood the test of time or not?
Let’s have a look at what CISSP certification program is all about?
Mainly, the CISSP certification is meant for those who are involved in developing information security policies, procedures, standards and managing their implementation across the organization. Generally, the CISSP training classroom instruction includes instructor-led training and hands-on labs exposure. In these sessions the participants learn about the Access Control Systems, Cryptography, Operations Security, Security Management Practices and is administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC)2 (www.isc2.org).
Pre-requisite for the CISSP Exam
CISSP certification exam has certain pre-requisites. Firstly, one require getting 5 years of experience in working directly in security, related to two or more of domains of (ISC)2 CISSP. Mainly, these domains include:
- Application security,
- Operation security,
- Access control,
- Telecommunications and network security,
- Security architecture and design,
- Risk management and information security,
- Disaster recovery planning and information security,
- Regulations and physical security, legal, compliance and investigation.
Alternatively, if one has information security college degree of four years then one may only require having four years of experience.
In addition to it, one also need to adhere to the (ISC)2 code of ethics and need to have a clean criminal history, to get eligible for taking this certification.