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CISSP Certification

The Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification is a vendor neutral certification governed by the nonprofit International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) has emerged as the key certification for security professionals in government and industry. Corporations are demanding certified, experienced information security professionals to protect their information and assets.

Achieving CISSP – the world’s global security certification standard – proves high proficiency in and deep understanding of security concepts, principles and methodologies.

Certificate code: CE.INFOSYS.SEC-EXAM

What is the job outlook?
Employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to increase by 17 percent through 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. New applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, fueling the need for more managers. The average annual salary for computer and information systems managers is $112,210.

What is the training?
Prepare for the CISSP exam through this course. Explore the concepts, skills and technologies embodied in each of the security domains of the Common Body Knowledge (CBK). Learn the ten security domains essential for the protection of information systems and corporate and national infrastructures. 

  1. Security Management Practices
  2. Access Control Systems and Methodology
  3. Cryptography
  4. Physical Security
  5. Enterprise Security Architecture
  6. Law, Investigation, and ethics
  7. Telecommunications and Network Security
  8. Business Continuity Planning
  9. Applications and Systems Development
  10. Operations Security

Total Hours: 48

What courses will I take? 
NTW-521 - Certified Information Systems Security Professional 

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion, students will earn an AACC continuing education certificate and will be prepared to take the Certified Information Security Systems Professional exam. To receive the certificate, students complete and submit the form to the Technology Training office. The form and instructions can be found at

What will it cost?
$2,204 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees.

What are the requirements?
Significant IT security experience and prior certification such as CCNA, CCNP, MCSE or SCNP are recommended. (ICS)requires exam candidates to have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in two or more of the ten security domains, four years of work experience with an applicable college degree, or a credential from the (ISC)2-approved list.

How do I enroll?
Register online, in person, by fax, or mail. Use certificate code CE. Visit for details.

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