December 6, 2023

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Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


Prepare for CISSP Certification 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).

Job Outlook for Certified Information Systems Security Professionals

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.

Certified Information Systems Security FAQs

What is the value of certification for an information security career?

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.

Is the CISSP credential valuable?

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.

Course Objectives

Be prepared to earn the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam

Learn how to handle security and risk management

Understand asset security

Know how to implement security engineering

Realize best practices for communications and network security

Master identity and access management

Prerequisites and Requirements

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.



Security governance and policies; professional ethic and confidentiality


Information classification, ownership; data security controls, privacy, and retention


Security models and designs engineering processes, vulnerabilities and cryptography


Network architecture design and components; communication channels


Physical and logical assets control; identification, authentication and third-party identity services


Assessment and test strategies; security control testing, process data, and architectures


Foundational security operations concepts; logging, monitoring, and investigating activities


Security in the software development lifecycle; software security effectiveness and impact


David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime.