September 29, 2022

Coastal Bend College

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Coastal Bend College to Offer Non-Credit Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Program

Coastal Bend College’s Department of Continuing Education has partnered with Ed2Go to provide a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) non-credit program completely online.

Securing information storage and processing systems against intrusion, theft, and damage is among the most important challenges facing organizations today. From user and customer data to trade secrets and even digital funds, security professionals are among the most sought-after and valuable employees in any enterprise. This 100% online course will teach you the foundations of information system security and prepare you to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Growth in demand for information security specialists is burgeoning. Cyber Defense Magazine estimates that around 1.8 million new cybersecurity professionals will be needed in just the next few years. Long term, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) considers cybersecurity one of its fastest-growing career areas. It expects job growth of 32% between now and 2028, a rate over five times the average for all jobs. As more and more organizations and individuals entrust highly confidential and valuable data to online systems, pay rates for highly qualified information security professionals continues to rise. According to the BLS, information security specialists earned $99,730 on average in 2019.

Information security professionals operate in the realm of extreme confidentiality and trust. Earning a certification such as the CISSP signals to employers of this caliber that a prospect is dedicated to their craft and committed to operating at the highest levels. The CISSP is considered the world’s leading information security credential. It is held by Information Security Officers and Directors of Security from many of the world’s most recognizable institutions and organizations. It is among the few security certifications to meet the US Department of Defense’s cybersecurity training requirements.

Prerequisites: To succeed in this course, you must have a strong background in systems security or hold a Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification. To earn your CISSP certification, you must have a minimum of five-years work experience in two of the eight domains of CISSP.

The program cost is $1995 and includes the following textbook:

  • CISSP Guide to Security Essentials

If you have any questions or would like to register for the veterinary assistant program at Coastal Bend College, please email ce@coastalbend.edu or call 361-354-2768.