(ISC)² certifications SSCP and CISSP

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Besides having the coolest name in the certification industry, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² offers two of the most respected security certitications, SSCP and CISSP. Both certifications require passing a rigorous multiple choice examination.

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The Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) exam is aimed at security professionals who have at least 1 year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the seven domains tested in this exam:
- Access Controls
- Administration
- Audit and Monitoring
- Risk, Response and Recovery
- Cryptography
- Data Communications
- Malicious Code/Malware
The SSCP exam consists of 125 multiple-choice questions. (3 hour time limit)
Click here for more information about certification and recertification requirements.

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The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam is aimed at security professionals who have at least 4 year of cumulative work experience in one or more of the ten domains tested in this exam:
- Access Control Systems & Methodology
- Applications & Systems Development
- Business Continuity Planning
- Cryptography
- Law, Investigation & Ethics
- Operations Security
- Physical Security
- Security Architecture & Models
- Security Management Practices
- Telecommunications, Network & Internet Security
The CISSP exam consists of 250 multiple-choice questions. (6 hours)
Click here for more information about certification and recertification requirements.

Comments

  • rcooprcoop Posts: 183Member
    Wow... annual maintenance fees, might want a corporate sponsor for these. I think ISC is going to be able to keep their certs fairly exclusive to professionals. Recerting and continuing ed could get expensive as well.
    Working on MCTS:SQL Server 2005 (70-431) & Server+
  • antonio banderasantonio banderas Posts: 102Member
    If I dont have professional experience, could I still take the CISSP exam. Or is that the minimum requirement...
    Network/Radiation Oncology Analyst III
  • xeviousxevious Posts: 59Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    4-years experience within the 10 CBK domains is a requirement. You can substitute 1 year of experience with a unversity degree.

    After passing the exam, you still need to get 'endorsed' before certification is given.

    Endorsed?!?! This is where someone with an active CISSP cert validates your experience based on your submitted resume to the ISC2 org. If you don't know of any, you can get your boss to do it.

    Hope this helps.

    -Xevious
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