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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Training

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  • Overview

    UMBC Training Centers offers a 5-day CISSP Training class to prepare students for the (ISC)2 CISSP certification exam. 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.

    How Our CISSP Training Benefits You:

    • Our CISSP Training 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
    • We designed our CISSP training course to increase your chances of passing the rigorous CISSP exam (The CISSP Certification exam consists of 250 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have up to 6 hours to complete the examination. For complete details on the certification requirements, visit (ISC)²’s CISSP Certification page) by providing:
      • Instruction on all relevant exam topics
      • Prioritization of study areas
      • Test taking strategies
      • Practice exam questions.
    • Earning your CISSP certification helps you:
      • Increase your pay
      • Advance your career
      • Access exclusive networking opportunities

    Included In UMBC Training Centers’ (ISC)2 CISSP Training Course:

    • (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Official Study Guide 8th Edition
    • Instructor-led training by a CISSP certified instructor
    • CISSP practice exams
    • 1-year subscription to CodeRed Cyber video training library ($249 value)
    • Continuing education units for relevant courses
    • Free Course Retake (Space available basis for a period of 1 year)

    (ISC)2 CISSP Certification Prerequisites:

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

    Who Should Enroll In CISSP Certification Training?

    The CISSP certification is designed for IT security professionals with at least four years of work experience in the information security field. Most candidates for the CISSP work in the following job roles:

    • Chief Information Security Officer
    • Chief Information Officer
    • Director of Security
    • IT Director/Manager
    • Security Systems Engineer
    • Security Analyst
    • Security Manager
    • Security Auditor
    • Security Architect
    • Security Consultant
    • Network Architect

    CISSP Training FAQs

    Is Security+ Training Beneficial For Preparing For The CISSP Exam?

    We recommend students hold an active CompTIA Security+ certification prior to registering for a CISSP Training course. While a CompTIA Security+ training course will not prepare you to sit for the CISSP exam, holding a Security+ certification does signal you hold the right foundational knowledge to maximize your time in a CISSP-specific training class.

    How Much Does CISSP Training Cost?

    The costs of CISSP Training can vary greatly depending on whether you chose an Instructor-Led or Self-Paced course. On average, an instructor-led CISSP Training Course costs $2,195.

    Is The CISSP Certification Exam Hard?

    The CISSP is one of the more difficult cybersecurity certification exams available. It is ideal for experienced cybersecurity managers, executives and practitioners who understand cybersecurity from a tactical and managerial perspective. As such it is necessary for candidates to have experience in the field prior to preparing for the exam.

    How To Prepare For The CISSP Certification Exam?

    The preparation process, for most students, includes several months of self-study and instructor-led training to truly grasp the concepts, gain the knowledge of those who have successfully passed their CISSP exam and feel confident to tackle the test. We encourage all students through our classes and on your own self-study to truly learn the concepts and then practice exam questions extensively until you find a level of comfort with them.

    What Is The CISSP Average Salary?

    According to Payscale.com, the average salary for a CISSP is $113,407 annually.

    What Is The CISSP Pass Rate?

    An official pass rate for the CISSP exam is not published. While many training providers will publish pass rates for their courses, that data is usually derived from individuals reporting back their scores to their training providers and may not fully represent the success of all students. Without proper preparation, many candidates find the CISSP exam to be extremely difficult and it is not uncommon for candidates to attempt the exam twice before passing.

  • Testimonials
    • “This class was necessary to pass the CISSP test”

      CISSP Student, June 2019
    • “Ruth was really an incredibly knowledgeable, interesting, and engaging instructor. I really was amazed at her overall security knowledge and her ability to relate that knowledge to the class. Excellent instructor and I am usually a very critical of class instructors.”

      CISSP Student, January 2020
    • “Kelly [Handerhan] was an amazing instructor and knew the content very well. She was able to answer our questions and direct our focus for the exam.”

      CISSP Student, June 2020
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Lesson 1: Information Systems Access Control
    Topic 1A: Data Access Principles
    Topic 1B: System Access and Authentication
    Topic 1C: Penetration Tests

    Lesson 2: Security Architecture and Design
    Topic 2A: Security Models
    Topic 2B: Security Modes
    Topic 2C: System Assurance

    Lesson 3: Network and Telecommunications Security
    Topic 3A: Data Network Design
    Topic 3B: Remote Data Access
    Topic 3C: Data Network Security
    Topic 3D: Data Network Management

    Lesson 4: Information Security Management Goals
     Topic 4A: Organizational Security
    Topic 4B: The Application of Security Concepts

    Lesson 5: Information Security Classification and Program Development
    Topic 5A: Information Classification
    Topic 5B: Security Program Development

    Lesson 6: Risk Management and Ethics
    Topic 6A: Risk Management
    Topic 6B: Ethics

    Lesson 7: Application Security
     Topic 7A: Software Configuration Management
    Topic 7B: Software Controls
    Topic 7C: Database System Security

    Lesson 8: Cryptography
     Topic 8A: Ciphers and Cryptography
    Topic 8B: Symmetric-Key Cryptography
    Topic 8C: Asymmetric-Key Cryptography
    Topic 8D: Hashing and Message Digests
    Topic 8E: Email, Internet, and Wireless Security
    Topic 8F: Cryptographic Weaknesses

    Lesson 9: Physical Security
     Topic 9A: Physical Access Control
    Topic 9B: Physical Access Monitoring
    Topic 9C: Physical Security Methods
    Topic 9D: Facilities Security

    Lesson 10: Operations Security
     Topic 10A: Operations Security Control
    Topic 10B: Operations Security Auditing and Monitoring
    Topic 10C: Operational Threats and Violations

    Lesson 11: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning
     Topic 11A: Business Continuity Plan Fundamentals
    Topic 11B: Business Continuity Plan Implementation
    Topic 11C: Disaster Recovery Plan Fundamentals
    Topic 11D: Disaster Recovery Plan Implementation

    Lesson 12: Legal, Regulations, Compliance, and Investigations
    Topic 12A: Computer Crime Laws and Regulations
    Topic 12B: Computer Crime Incident Response

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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