Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Overview

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification was designed to recognize mastery of an international standard for information security and understanding of a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). The certification is managed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)², to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves as experienced, knowledgeable, and proficient information security practitioners. Certification can enhance a professional's career and provide added credibility. CISSP is an approved certification for certain job classifications identified within DoD Directive 8570.

This test preparation course covers the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK relevant to the corresponding professional certification exam:

  • 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

The course is specifically designed to maximize the prospect of passing the rigorous examination. Coverage includes all relevant exam topics, prioritization of areas where study should be focused, test taking strategies, and practice exam questions.

Target Audience

For IT security professionals with at least four years of work experience in the information security field.
 

Prerequisites

CompTIA Security+ Certification Preparation course, certification, or equivalent experience is recommended.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Information Systems Access Control

  • Data Access Principles
  • System Access and Authentication
  • Penetration Tests
Lesson 2: Security Architecture and Design
  • Security Models
  • Security Modes
  • System Assurance
Lesson 3: Network and Telecommunications Security
  • Data Network Design
  • Remote Data Access
  • Data Network Security
  • Data Network Management
Lesson 4: Information Security Management Goals
  • Organizational Security
  • The Application of Security Concepts
Lesson 5: Information Security Classification and Program Development
  • Information Classification
  • Security Program Development
Lesson 6: Risk Management and Ethics
  • Risk Management
  • Ethics
Lesson 7: Application Security
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Software Controls
  • Database System Security
Lesson 8: Cryptography
  • Ciphers and Cryptography
  • Symmetric-Key Cryptography
  • Asymmetric-Key Cryptography
  • Hashing and Message Digests
  • Email, Internet, and Wireless Security
  • Cryptographic Weaknesses
Lesson 9: Physical Security
  • Physical Access Control
  • Physical Access Monitoring
  • Physical Security Methods
  • Facilities Security
Lesson 10: Operations Security
  • Operations Security Control
  • Operations Security Auditing and Monitoring
  • Operational Threats and Violations
Lesson 11: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Business Continuity Plan Fundamentals
  • Business Continuity Plan Implementation
  • Disaster Recovery Plan Fundamentals
  • Disaster Recovery Plan Implementation
Lesson 12: Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigations
  • Computer Crime Laws and Regulations
  • Computer Crime Incident Response

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